CCRI alumnus excels at London's Royal Academy of Music - Music conservatory programs are typically home to prodigies – men and women who picked up their first string bow as young as age 4 and who read music while their counterparts played with brightly colored, age-appropriate toys. This is the case at London’s Royal Academy of Music, where Community College of Rhode Island alumnus Joseph Bentley landed two years ago. [Read more]
Learn about Rhode Island's jazz greats in four-session continuing ed course in July - The fact that Rhode Island has produced some internationally recognized jazz musicians may come as a surprise to many, but not to longtime CCRI instructor Lloyd Kaplan. Kaplan, who has been applying his encyclopedic knowledge of the genre in classrooms at CCRI and elsewhere for nearly four decades, is offering a new noncredit course called “Big Time Jazz in Little Rhode Island”. [Read more]
Four faculty members honored for excellence - Four Community College of Rhode Island faculty members were recognized this week for improving the college inside and outside of the classroom with innovations and dynamic projects. The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Awards are given each year to community college employees across the country who exemplify teaching and leadership excellence. [Read more]
Bobby Hackett Theater Celebration - Lloyd Kaplan, professor emeritus of Music, and CCRI President Ray Di Pasquale dedicate the newly renovated Bobby Hackett Theater at the Knight Campus in Warwick on April 8 before a crowd of students, faculty and staff. The ceremony, which is part of All College Week 2013, was followed by a concert featuring selections from "Hello Broadway" performed by CCRI students. [Read more] [View Photos]
Banjoist Peter Mezoian to play at Flanagan Campus Feb. 13 - Peter Mezoian will play a mix of traditional American music featuring the Plectrum (four-string) banjo at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the student lounge area at the CCRI Flanagan Campus in Lincoln in an event sponsored by the Bible Study Club. The concert will include traditional American Gospel music and explore the many offshoots this music morphed into. All are invited. [Read more]
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