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Music Faculty Member Tom Bogdan Scores Second Fulbright

Dec 01, 2010
Music faculty member Tom Bogdan has been awarded his second Fulbright Grant to teach American composer Meredith Monk's A Celebration Service to musicians and dancers abroad.

Bogdan, a long-time member of Monk's vocal ensemble, received a Fulbright Grant in 2003 to teach the work to a Hungarian ensemble in Budapest, and will travel to Brazil this upcoming January to teach it to students at the University of Sao Paulo.

One of the few people in the world who has taught Monk's spiritually inspired piece, Bogdan also teaches it as a performance course at Bennington. Originally performed by 12 members of Monk's Vocal ensemble, A Celebration Service will be performed by forty Bennington students, as well as faculty members Susan Sgorbati and Kirk Jackson, with collaborative assistance from Terry Creach, Danny Michaelson, and Michael Giannitti, in Greenwall Auditorium on Friday, December 3, and Saturday, December 4, at 8:00 pm.