Fearless Performance, Joan Tower, ‘Social Security’

A Jacobs School workshop helps performers embrace their stage fright, and the award-winning composer Joan Tower discusses her music and career.

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Composer Joan Tower

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Contemporary composer Joan Tower talks about her career and the gulf that separates classical music performers and composers.

Students at the Jacobs School of Music are learning that being fearless is just as important as learning the notes.

And a conversation with director Sonni Crawford, who has lent her varied talents to the Community Theatre of Terre Haute for almost four decades. She describes the current production Social Security, as a drama disguised as a comedy.

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