Monthly Archives: August 2014

BGSU Alum Kisma Jordan named 2014 Kresge Artist Fellow in Music.

Kresge Artist Fellow in Music
BGSU Alum Kisma Jordan, Masters of Music, 2006, named 2014 Kresge Artist Fellow in Music.

Kresge Arts in Detroit is honored to announce the 2014 Kresge Artist Fellows, including the inaugural fellowships in the new film/theatre category. This year, 18 metropolitan Detroit artists working across a wide range of artistic practices within the dance/music and film/theatre disciplines were selected to receive a fellowship, which includes an unrestricted prize of $25,000 to reward an artist’s creative vision and commitment to excellence.

The Kresge Artist Fellowships are funded by The Kresge Foundation and administered by the Kresge Arts in Detroit program of the College for Creative Studies. The fellowships program represents the foundation’s desire to advance the artistic careers of Detroit artists living and working in its hometown, as well as to elevate the profile of the area’s artistic community.

The work of the 2014 Fellows encompasses creative practices that push boundaries and blur lines between established disciplines, advocate for social justice and embody Detroit’s complex, evolving narrative. Representing the depth and multiplicity of Detroit’s artistic communities, the 2014 Kresge Artist Fellows include world-renowned musicians working in diverse genres, multidisciplinary artists incorporating sound and new media, local filmmakers presenting stories with universal themes, and emerging artists bringing fresh perspectives to their chosen mediums.

Learn more about the Kresge Arts in Detroit

Bruce Moss celebrates 35 years with Wheaton Municipal Band

Bruce Moss, Director of Bands, celebrates 35 years with the Wheaton Municipal Band in Wheaton, IL. Moss started directing the band at the early age of 26-years-old when he had only been teaching in the public schools for a few years.

“There were definitely some growing pains on both ends because I was younger than many people in the band, Moss says now. ‘My thought process always was, ‘You stick with me, I’ll make this happen. Let’s get through this, we’ll put this thing on the map like it’s never been put on before.'” –

Within the 35 years that Moss has been directing the band, he has lead them to great success including one of four bands that were featured on PBS’s special on John Phillip Sousa. The band also performed at the Grant Park Music Festival and the the prestigious Midwest Clinic in Chicago.

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