Study Abroad 101
Do you want to know more about:
• Opportunities for off-campus study, both abroad and in the US?
• When and how to apply to study off-campus?
• Costs and scholarship opportunities for off-campus study?
• How to fit off-campus study into your academic program?
If so, please plan to join Dr. Debra Peterson, Director, Center for International Education, for Study Abroad 101.
This hour-long session is designed to give you basic information about Off-Campus Programs at Albion and help you think about including a semester off-campus into your academic program
Dates for fall 2013 TBD
The State of Health: Illness in Nazi Germany
Geoffrey Campbell Cocks
Join the History Department as Professor Cocks reads from and discusses his new book, analyzing the experience of illness in German society under National Socialism.
This event will be held Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 4:15 p.m. in Bobbitt Auditorium. There will be a reception following.
Read the recent news article from the College's Office of Marketing and Communications.
Tess Miller, DMA, is a freelance performer, flute instructor, and clinician from the mid-Michigan area. In 2004, Dr. Miller received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Michigan State University where she studied with Richard Sherman. Her dissertation dealt with the causes of music performance anxiety and how musicians can improve or enhance their performance skills through journal writing. She has been invited to present her ideas at various colleges and conferences throughout the country including the College Music Society Great Lakes Chapter Conference, the Central Michigan University Flute Day, and the University of Southern Mississippi Flute Day among other colleges and universities.
Dr. Miller is an avid chamber musician. As a member of the Red Cedar Wind Trio, she performed as a semi-finalist at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. Her quartet, the Great Lakes Art Music Ensemble, released a CD on the White Pine Record Label in 2011. This disc, The Latin Dance Project, consists of newly composed and arranged music for two flutes, guitar, and percussion and was nominated for three WYCE Jamies Awards in 2011. Dr. Miller is also a member of the flute/double bass duo, Extreme Duality, an ensemble that performs recitals, school concerts, weddings, and healing concerts.
In addition to chamber music performance, Dr. Miller is also a distinguished orchestral musician. She currently plays second flute with the Traverse Symphony Orchestra and is an active freelance performer with the Lansing, Jackson, Midland, and Battle Creek Symphony Orchestras. Miller has performed as a featured soloist with various College and Community Bands and Orchestras including the MSU Philharmonic Orchestra, the Meridean Concert Band, and the Mott Community College Band.
Dr. Miller has taught at Central Michigan University as a sabbatical replacement and at Hillsdale College as a maternity-leave replacement. She is currently the Adjunct Flute Instructor at Albion and Olivet Colleges, Visiting Professor of Music at Alma College, and maintains an active private studio at the Michigan State University Community Music School. In addition to her teaching, she is a new music and CD reviewer for The Flutist Quarterly. Dr. Miller recently completed the Music for Healing and Transition Program and is a Certified Music Practitioner (CMP). This certification allows her to provide live, prescribed music at the bedside of the ill and dying. She lives in St. Johns, MI with composer husband Scott R. Harding and daughter Roslyn.
Born in Nara, Japan, Takeshi Abo earned a bachelor’s degree at Kyoto City University of Arts in Japan, and continued his study at Michigan State University in 1995. He earned both master’s and the doctoral degrees at MSU. Dr. Abo is Concertmaster of the Alma, Battle Creek, and Midland Symphony Orchestras. He has also played as Concertmaster with a number of orchestras throughout Michigan. An active violinist, Abo has given recitals and concerto performances inJapan, theUnited Kingdom, and theUnited States.
Dr. Abo has been on the faculty at Interlochen Arts Camp and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. He also served as assistant professor of violin/viola atCentralMichiganUniversity. Currently, he is on the faculty atAlmaCollegeandAlbionCollege.
His primary teachers include Robert Dan, Joseph Fuchs, and Misako Kameda.