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SFA offers guest education lecture, 'The Future of Music in America'

March 20, 2012 - Sylvia Bierschenk
NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - Dr. Robert Freeman, former director of the Eastman School of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music, and former dean of the College of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin, will give a lecture, "The Future of Music in America," at 3 p.m. Friday, March 30, in the Music Recital Hall on the Stephen F. Austin State University campus.

Freeman is the author of numerous articles on curricular reform for the arts in America and of the book "Towards a More Productive Education for Music." He is currently a professor of musicology at the University of Texas at Austin.

The lecture is free and open to the public. The Music Recital Hall is located in Room 160 of the Wright Music Building, 2210 Alumni Drive.

Freeman, who is also a pianist, will be on campus to perform the next day in the Isidor Saslav Strings Scholarship Benefit Concert, which honors the former director of strings at SFA and features many acclaimed musicians from across the country who are Saslav's former classmates, directors, students and/or colleagues.

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Cole Concert Hall, which is also located in the Wright Music Building.

Individual tickets for the concert are $25 each. Patrons can also choose to make a contribution of any amount towards the scholarship. To purchase tickets and/or make a contribution, please call the SFA Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.