Oberlin College and Conservatory

Lecture: Fused: Pop Ideas & Classical Sounds

Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 3:00pm

Virtual Event

Presented as part of the OCBMG series, “Innovative Minds: Exploring the Diverse Careers of Black Musicians”

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Meeting ID: 878 7855 0362

In this lecture, Dr. Meghan Bennnett examines the world of pop artists and their music, analyzing the ways in which pop music can influence our work as classical artists. Artists like Nina Simone, Beyonce, Drake, and Audra McDonald will be featured. Additional artists like Lady Gaga and Celine Deon will be included as well. Commentary, clips of documentaries, and interviews will link these pop artists to our study and journey as classical artists.

Bennett is Assistant Professor of Flute and Woodwind Area Coordinator at Northern Kentucky University. She previously served on the faculties of Prairie View A&M University, OrchKids, Floot Fire, the Longhorn Music Camp and the Carolina Summer Music Conservatory. Her primary teachers include Marianne Gedigian, Marina Piccinini, Jennifer Parker-Harley, Julie Diamond and Regina Helcher-Yost.

Learn more at www.meghanbennett.com.


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Signature Programs, Black History Month, Lectures/Symposia/Workshops, Virtual Events


Academic, Administrative, Conservatory of Music



Oberlin College Black Musicians Guild

#Black History Month

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