Ryan Beeken, director of choral studies, presented an invited session at the Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities on January 9, 2017, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Beeken's session, “The Choral Art: The Human Art,” was a collaboration between Beeken and four other choral professionals from the Ohio State University, University of Colorado–Boulder, Southeast Missouri State, and the University of Nebraska-Omaha.
“The Choral Art: The Human Art” was designed to illuminate the dynamic relationship between the chorus and the conductor-teacher and demonstrate collaboration and community building through arts education. Attendees explored this relationship, examined leadership style, and discovered how arts education can serve as a vehicle for building bridges between diverse populations and serve as an agent for social justice and change.
Department of Music