Glen Whitehead, associate professor and Music Program director, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, was recently named director of performance of the EcoSono Institute.
EcoSono Institute bridges experimental sound art, environmental preservation and science and is led by music faculty at the University of Virginia.
Whitehead connected the EcoSono Institute with UCCS through the Compass Curriculum’s navigate requirement. Whitehead, Brandon Vogt, assistant professor, Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, and Matthew Burtner, EcoSono Institute director and a UCCS visiting humanities lecturer, taught a course, Sonic Landscapes, and travelled throughout the San Luis Valley and San Juan mountains to conduct scientific and artistic research. A final exhibit and concert were produced.
For more about EcoSono, visit http://www.ecosono.org/