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Frank Sinatra Artists-in-Residence

Rhiannon Giddens Named 2019-2020 Frank Sinatra Artist-in-Residence

Grammy-winning singer and musician skilled in an array of genres from fiddle to folk to opera, Rhiannon Giddens will give a number of performances on campus, work with students, and engage with the University community on special projects.

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Winter Residency

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2020 Music Festival

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2020 Music Festival

Fall Residency

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Making Connections Through Music

Rhiannon Giddens brought her passion for music to the classroom.

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Giddens Resurrects the Past

Frank Sinatra Chair in the Performing Arts enthralls, educates SCU audience

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there is no Other

Rhiannon Giddens performed her latest concert with guest Francesco Turrisi

About the Frank Sinatra Chair in the Performing Arts

The Frank Sinatra Chair in the Performing Arts was established in 1980 with initial funds from the proceeds of the 14th Annual Golden Circle Theatre Party, headlined by Frank Sinatra. Sinatra Artists-in-Residence energize the arts at Santa Clara University, inspiring our students and bringing life to our mission in a way that is tangible: experiencing the reality and thinking critically about the world in order to emphasize and engage constructively. Previous Chairs include Taye Diggs, W. Kamau Bell, Anna Deavere Smith, and Silk Road Ensemble.