Thursday, January 17 at 3:30pm to 5:15pm
Martha Miller Center for Global Communication, Fried Hemenway Auditorium 135
257 Columbia Avenue, Holland, MI 49423-3692
The Van Raalte Institute Visiting Research Fellow Lecture Series will present “Making Music: Hope College’s Music Department 1866-2015,” delivered by Marc Baer, Professor Emeritus of History at Hope College and Visiting Research Fellow at the VRI.
Music at Hope College began in the nineteenth century as little more than extracurricular activities, but by the mid-twentieth century, music had become a flourishing department. This presentation tells the story of the evolution of the music program at Hope, based on interviews with former faculty and students; printed sources such as the Anchor, the Milestone, and official college publications; and the holdings of the Joint Archives of Holland. It will speak to the role of faculty, students, buildings, performances, and the department’s relationship with the Holland community.
Baer’s lecture will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., in the Fried-Hemenway Auditorium in the Martha Miller Center. A light reception will precede the lecture at 3:30 p.m. in the Rotunda.
For more information, please contact the Van Raalte Institute at 616.395.7678.