Essential Listening

Ben Stevens, Director of Education, The Vocal Company

Common Hour event series

Thursday, December 5, 2013
11:30 a.m.-12:35 p.m.

Dr. Benjamin Stevens (PhD, MA University of Chicago; BA Reed College) oversees Contemporary A Cappella Society of America (CASA’s) educational programs including CASAacademy, Harmony in the Halls, High School outreach, and Tunes to Teens. As program manager for festivals education, he designs and implements curricula for CASA’s annual festivals (Los Angeles A cappella Festival, Texas A cappella Celebration, VoCALnation, Acappellafest, and SoJam). Outside of CASA, he judges international a cappella contests and awards, and leads masterclasses at music festivals around the country. Dr. Stevens is also Director of Education for The Vocal Company. Since 2004 Dr. Stevens has taught at Bard College, mainly in Classical Studies but also in Cognitive Science, First-Year Seminar, the College’s Language and Thinking program, and the Bard Prison Initiative. His research has focused on Latin literature, the history of linguistics, and classical receptions especially in the graphic novel, science fiction, and fantasy. He has also published poetry of his own.

This event is open to the public.

Free; no tickets required.

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