Studio Series

A group of free performances open to the Brandeis community and the public. Check back to see new events added throughout the year!

Process and Perspective:
Rock Musician and Musical Theater Composer Erin McKeown

Tuesday, March 22
Laurie Theater, Spingold Theater Center
10 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Performance/Talk
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Discussion with Students

Rock musician and musical theater composer Erin McKeown will share her process behind the songs for her original musical, "Miss You Like Hell", co-written with Tony and Pulitzer winning playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes ("In the Heights" and "Water by the Spoonful") and commissioned by LaJolla Playhouse. She’ll perform pieces from the new musical and discuss the writing process.

Erin McKeown is a musician, writer, and producer known internationally for her prolific disregard of stylistic boundaries. Her brash and clever electric guitar playing is something to see. Her singing voice is truly unique – clear, cool, and collected. Over the course of 7 studio albums and thousands of live performances, Erin has developed and refined a distinct and challenging mix of American musical styles. An active voice on social justice issues and culture, Erin was a 2011-12 fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society. Recently, she’s also added radio to her resume- blogging and hosting for WNYC New York Public Radio. A former board member of the Future of Music Coalition, McKeown also works closely with Revolutions Per Minute (RPM) on immigration issues.

Undergraduate Singing Party

Monday, May 2 at 7 p.m.
Laurie Theater, Spingold Theater Center

"It's De-lightful, it's De-licious and De-lovely" - An invitation to the final Singing Parties for our undergraduate students. Under the watchful care and skill of singing professor and soprano Nancy Armstrong, students perform a wide range of music and songs in an informal cabaret-style party. The event is exhilarating and guaranteed to delight you!