4:00-5:15pm: Plenary Session
Northwest Auditorium:
 Jason Carter “Beyond Borders: Can music really make a difference?”

7:30pm: Keynote #1
Northwest Auditorium:
 Chris Anderson “Art Overcome by Grace: New Hope for the Good, the True, and the Beautiful Community”

8:45pm: 'After Hours' Reception
Graduate Collegium :
 Opening night reception with finger food and music by the TWU jazz combo



9:00-10:50am: Session #1 
Room 201: Composer Workshop with Christos Hatzis

Room 210: Activism and Education 
 Michael Fontaine “Beginning in the Midst of the World: Arts, Ethics and Social Change on an International Stage”
Charity Chan “Playing Into the Unknown: Improvisation as Flux”

11:00am-12:50pm: Session #2
Room 201: Music in communities 'borrowed' and from the 'homeland'
 Satik Andriassian and John M. Kennedy “In Face of Globalization: Identity Struggle in Multicultural Los Angeles”
Chie Naganuma “Let’s Sing like Sister Act: Evolution and Development of Gospel Communities in Japan”
A. Bulent Alaner “Mysterious Sounds of Anatolia: The Anatolian Music Culture which Created Anatolian Community Through Nations and Religions”

Room 210: Theatre and Politics 
 Sidney Gluck "Film, theater and song in community"
Uwemedimo Atakpo “The Place of Community and Educational Theatres and Film in Conflict Resolution and Development in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria”
Rachel Tracie “Staging the Troubles: Community identity and memory in Northern Irish Drama”

1:40-2:20pm Lunchtime Lecture-Recital 
 Kathryn Schmidt "A lecture-recital on Enrique Granados’ Piano Suite Goyescas: Love, Death and Goya”

2:30-3:45pm Keynote #2 
 Christos Hatzis “The Crucible of Contemporary Music: Community Building Through Art Music”

4:00-5:15pm Paper Session #3
Room 210: Publicly Art and the Public Good Claude Lacroix “Public Art, For Whose Sake?”
 Jeff R Warren "Public Art Policies and Ethical Communities"


9:30-10:45am Paper Session #4
Room 210: Art as Communication
 Wayne J. Downs “Art as a Language for Pain” Best Ochigbo “Art as a Mirror of the Idoma Environment”

Room 201: Art interacting with Community 
 Doris Hutton Auxier “Birdscapes”
Ingrid Mayrhofer "Some aspects of Community Art Practice"

11:00am-12:50pm Paper Session #5
Room 210: Art under Distress
 Caballero, Rodrigo “Gamelan Behind Bars: Assessing the impact of the Good Vibrations prisoner music program in personal and community development”
Bettina Stumm “Here I am: The Ethics of Witnessing in Etty Hillesum's An Interrupted Life”
Suzanne Snizek “The Abyss and The Berries”

Room 201: Conversations about Community 
 Caleb Chan "Music, Community, and Suffering: A Reflection on the Sichuan Earthquake"
Corrie Shoemaker " Oscar Wilde: Morality, Aesthetics and the Dandy"
Kathryn Ricketts and Laurie Craig Phipps “Community: Dramatic constructions and commentary”

2:30-4:20pm Paper Session #6 Room 201: Round table discussion - Cirriculum and Community: Negotiating Pedegogy and Profession 
 Panel Members include David Squires and Linda Schwartz

Room 210: Grassroots Community Arts Lorna Rae Boschman "Incorporating Citizenship into Community Media Practices" 
 Edgar Rodriguez “From Salsa, Merengue and Other Hot Rhythms: Popular Dances in Latin America as an accessible form of art and the psychological impact to people”
Betty Spackman “Unrequited Love ...for Learning Art: The need for offering tutelage outside of the art schools and academies”

Evening Events


7:30pm: Jason Carter (Guitar) concert at Kwantlen University (located just down the road from TWU) 
 “The heavenly meeting of East and West” - Bombay Times “A unique blend of harmony, reflection, and emotion, a bundle of talent” -
Music Auditorium - Langley Campus, 20901 Langley Bypass
Admission | $20, Students/Seniors | $15 INFO | 604.599.3315
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Friday and Saturday

8:00pm: Everlasting Light: Music for choir and marimba, featuring percussionist Anne-Julie Caron with Pre-concert talk with Christos Hatzis on Saturday: 
 Ryerson United Church, 2195 West 45th Avenue, Vancouver
$26/$22 (there is a reduced price for conference attendees. Details on how to take advantage of these rates TBA)
Anne-Julie Caron, one of the most sought after percussionists in the country, has become well known for her unique flair, stylish brilliance and polished sound. On October 17th & 18th she joins the Vancouver Cantata Singers for two evenings of spirited music for marimba and choir. Highlights include Everlasting Light by Christos Hatzis, Street Songs by Steve Martland, and a newly commissioned work, Fireflies, by local composer and Cantata Singers choir member, Kris Fulton. More information at:


12:00pm-5:00pm: 'Birdscapes' at the Fort Gallery: 
 A collaboration by three TWU faculty members


8:00pm: Mourning Dove 
 Pacific Theatre, 1440 W 12th Ave, Vancouver.
Featuring TWU faculty members Angela Konrad (director) and Ron Reed (actor)
Inspired by the Robert Latimer story, this challenging work explores the dilemma faced by a Saskatchewan farm couple whose teenage daughter is wracked by severe and unremitting pain. Can the doctors’ best efforts relieve her suffering? Or should her father pursue another, final alternative? Who gets to play God? A complex play that confounds easy sentimentality with bracing humour, even in the face of great suffering.

“Achingly relevant... Rooted in the unfathomable complexities of our times. Whatever views you may hold on mercy killing, it would be impossible not to be moved.” The Globe & Mail

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