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The portrayal of characters with disabilities in movies often earns critical acclaim: Think Dustin Hoffman in “Rain Man” and Colin Firth in “The King’s Speech.” Long before actors embraced these parts on the big screen, the stories unfolded live on the stage, and recently, have played a more prominent position in musical theatre.
James Leve, professor of music, researches disabilities in musical theater, a growing subfield of disabilities in music.
When an actor is singing while portraying a character with intellectual disabilities,… Read more
Where do good ideas come from? If you ask NAU School of Music’s Jonathan Bergeron and John Masserini, they often arise while enjoying coffee.
It was five years ago over coffee at the University Union that the two musicians struck up the idea to play together. While their instruments are from the same woodwind family—Bergeron plays the saxophone and Masserini the clarinet—music written for these two instruments is rarely seen in the established chamber music world.
Despite this, the two saw… Read more