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March 6-8, 2019
University of San Diego
Thursday, March 7 • 8:45am - 9:45am
Keynote: Finding Common Ground: Building Community and Understanding Across Political, Demographic, and Perceptual Borders

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Common Ground Voices is an international project choir initiated by the Eric Ericson International Choral Centre in 2016 based in and around Jerusalem. Common Ground Voices / La Frontera translates the mission of the original ensemble into a new geographic frame, generating meaningful collaboration through music, exploring and creating music of shared human values and aspirations, contributing to community music as an exercise of non-violence, and utilizing music as a springboard for a meaningful discussion about social and political change within the group as well as with the society in general. Facilitated by Emilie Amrein and André de Quadros, Common Ground Voices / La Frontera will bring together a diverse group of singers in a project situated at the border of Mexico and the United States in March 2019. CGV La Frontera will consider questions of identity, place, belonging, connection, and shared humanity in a region historically claimed by many.  

Speakers
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Emilie Amrein

Assistant Professor of Music, University of San Diego
Professor Amrein conducts the USD Choral Scholars and teaches courses on the intersection of music and social justice movements. She is the artistic director of Peregrine Music, an arts and education nonprofit organization committed to engaging communities in meaningful dialogue about... Read More →
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André de Quadros

Professor of Music and Chair, Music Education Department, Boston University
Professor de Quadros directs four choirs: the Manado State University Choir (Indonesia), Common Ground Voices (Israeli /Palestinian/international), VOICES 21C (Boston), and Muslim Choral Ensemble (Sri Lanka). In addition, he leads choral projects in Massachusetts prisons. His life... Read More →


Thursday March 7, 2019 8:45am - 9:45am
KIPJ Theatre

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