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Musical Creativity and Collaboration Theme for March Faith and Works Lecture

The lecture will take place March 1 at 11:00 a.m. in the Nelke Theatre

BYU School of Music professor Claudine Bigelow will discuss “Unlocking Creative Potential Through Collaboration” at the March Faith and Works Lecture. Bigelow will focus on the collaborative opportunities that have sparked her spiritual creativity. In particular, Bigelow will focus on recent interdisciplinary collaboration with the BYU Department of Art and performing in the Deseret Quartet with faculty members Alex Woods, Monte Belknap and Michelle Kesler. “Heavenly Father, my talented peers and their art,” Bigelow said, “never fail to inspire and encourage me to develop my own creative work, challenge me to think things through better, gather courage, get out of tight spaces, cultivate new skills and speak from the center of my heart.” Bigelow is head of viola studies for the School of Music. Her expansive career has led her to perform in Europe, New Zealand and across the U.S. She has played with numerous symphonies throughout the country, including the Smithsonian Chamber Orchestra and National Symphony. After receiving a bachelor’s and master’s degree in performance and pedagogy at BYU, Bigelow received a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from the University of Maryland. She has been heavily involved with BYU’s Primrose International Viola Archive and the Primrose Competition and Festival. Bigelow has also published several articles in publications such as The Strad, American String Teacher and Strings Magazine. A summary of Bigelow’s lecture can be found here on the CFAC website after the event.