Keri McCarthy.

Discover music from the past and present with Professor Keri McCarthy, Core Fulbright Scholar and internationally recognized chamber musician, soloist, teacher, and clinician.

The COVID‑19 pandemic made live musical performances less accessible to many people. Professor McCarthy will discuss how live music creates a sense of shared experience, uniting diverse and even divergent populations, during the Showcase Distinguished Faculty Address at 4 p.m. Monday, March 21, in the Kimbrough Concert Hall. The event will be livestreamed via

As people emerge from their COVID silos, live music can play a powerful role in strengthening communities worldwide. With the help of all-star faculty ensembles, Professor McCarthy will take you on a toe-tapping exploration of the role of music in local and global communities. She and her colleagues will present music that spans two centuries, four continents, and a multitude of genres. Her address will not only discuss, but demonstrate, the immeasurable value of musical performance.

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