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Jillian Johnson

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Commencement Ushers

Watch your friends graduate and receive free meals and housing for the weekend. Applications available at the Conservatory of Music office or online at

Please submit or return your application to the Conservatory office

by May 21, 2021

We Are Good!

5th House Ensemble and Lawrence University presents “We are Good”

Monday, May 3, 2021

Zoom performance


Supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund, please join Members of the Fifth House Ensemble and Lawrence University for a series of workshops that explores deep and important topics in a fun, whimsical space culminating in a public performance. Start your day on a positive note and join members on your community and their experience as humans, storytellers and history vessels at We Are Good, a creative community building experience that will make you fill the void of lost connection with music, words, story circles, meaningful participation and deep listening.

Conservatory of Music: Anti Racisms Speaker Series

Cultural Diversity, Racial Healing, and the Pursuit of Excellence in a Community Music School: An Interactive Season with Lucinda Ali-Landing 

Thursday, November 19, 2020

11:10am- 12:30pm via Zoom

Please join us for an interactive presentation around cultural diversity as it relates to performance and students in classical music education from Lucinda E. Ali-Landing, violinist and founder of the Hyde Park Suzuki Institute.

Founded in 1998, the Hyde Park Suzuki Institute began as violin only, using the experience and expertise of the vivacious Lucinda E. Ali-Landing. As the community inquired and the demand increased, piano was added, then viola, guitar, cello, and harp. She received her Kindermusik training and began an early childhood music program and many other musical offerings at the Institute.

Currently, Mrs. Cis in the first violin section of the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Chicago Sinfonietta, the world’s most diverse orchestra. As part of the Chicago Sinfonietta, she is in the Joffrey Ballet orchestra and has performed Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, Midsummer Night’s Dream and more. She is a freelance artist who has performed with other artists such as Ray Charles, Barry White, The Winans, Brian McKnight, Oprah Winfrey, Three Mo Tenors, Ben Vereen and more.

Please join us the zoom link below.
Meeting ID: 913 1989 4374 Passcode: 867788

Dance Series

Lower Left in Ensemble Thinking

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

12:30pm to 2:00pm via Zoom

The performance collective, Lower Left, will be leading a workshop and talk for the Lawrence University Dance Series. 

Spanning seven cities and four countries, Lower Left is a collective of dance and performance artists committed to artistic innovation, ensemble building, and collaborative art-making. In this participatory online workshop and conversation, we will explore a sampling of Ensemble Thinking together. Ensemble Thinking is a system of collaborative group performance practices. These compositional exercises refine the individual’s ability to perceive, initiate, and support collective action. Ensemble Thinking’s conceptual nature allows for equality of access regardless of background, aesthetics, or physical capabilities. Join Lower Left, the Lawrence University Ensemble Thinking class, and your community in this Dance Series event.

New Music At Lawrence Series

New Music at Lawrence is presenting a concert of music by Asha Srinivasan this FRIDAY at 7 p.m. Central. 

The concert will take place via live stream:

 Performers include Lawrence Conservatory faculty Erin Lesser (flute), Nora Lewis (oboe), Horacio Contreras (cello), Michael Mizrahi (piano), and Margaret Paek (dance), with Asha and Erica Scheinberg (musicology) introducing each of the pieces. 

Thank you to Erin, Alvina, Brent, and Jillian for all of their work to put this together! 

Please let your students and colleagues know about this special event. 

Michael, Erin & Tim New Music at Lawrence co-directors