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Frank Sinatra Artists in Residence

Frank Sinatra Chair

The Frank Sinatra Chair in Music and Theatre Arts was established in 1980 with initial funds from the proceeds of the 14th Annual Golden Circle Theatre Party, of which Frank Sinatra was the headliner. This year we are hosting both a Scholar-Artist-in-Residence and Artists-in-Residence who will be on campus to work with our students and perform throughout the year.

2016-17 Artists

Anna Deavere Smith

Ms. Smith will spend time on campus with our students, faculty, and the community for each of the three quarters beginning next fall. Her Residency will culminate in a winter quarter artistic production by our students, that she will oversee and help direct. Along with public lectures and other activities while on campus, Ms. Smith will also engage photography and creative writing students in her process, culminating in a spring quarter exhibition in de Saisset Museum.

Silk Road Ensemble

Artists from Silk Road will also spend time on our campus with our students, faculty, and the community throughout the year, culminating in a formal concert, as well as Music at Noon appearances.