Frost Lecture Series

Please catch Frank Cooper's Lecture Series in Fall 2020. In the meantime, please visit our calendar for more great events!

More Events!


Enjoy free lectures and workshops following Frank Cooper's lecture series.

Seventh Annual Robert Kelley Memorial Lecture Series
Friday, February 21, 2020, 5:00 p.m.
Weeks Center for Recording & Performance, Clarke Recital Hall
Marian Anderson and Racial Desegregation of the American Concert Stage
Carol Oja, lecturer
Marian Anderson’s debut at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1955 broke through the company’s longstanding Jim Crow practices. Carol Oja, Professor of Music at Harvard University, revisits the campaign waged by the NAACP and Anderson’s manager, Sol Hurok, to gain equal access to concert halls and major performance institutions.

Sunday, April 19, 2020, 8:00 p.m.
UM Gusman Concert Hall
Biblical Highlights—Frost Musical Theater Workshop
Frank Ragsdale, director
The Frost Music Theater Ensemble presents music from the great biblical musicals such as Godspell, Jesus Christ Superstar, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and Children of Eden.


Wednesday, April 22, 2020, 1:00 p.m.
Weeks Center for Recording & Performance, Clarke Recital Hall
Masterclass with pianist Misha Dichter
Misha Dichter, piano
Misha Dichter is a brilliant pianist who has performed and recorded extensively as a solo artist, in chamber music settings and with some of the great orchestras in the world. Here’s a chance to not only hear great musical advice, but also witness some fabulous young pianists perform for a master teacher.