Rock legend Stewart Copeland talks & teaches at SMU April 11-13

Drummer and composer Stewart CopelandStewart Copeland, founding member of The Police and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honoree, will conduct a mini-residency at the Meadows School of the Arts April 11-13, 2012.

Copeland’s residency will focus on his work as a composer. He will give guest lectures to music composition and film and media arts students about composing for orchestra, opera and ballet, as well as scoring for film and TV.

He also will work with the Meadows Percussion Ensemble, which will perform four of Copeland’s compositions during its spring concert at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 11. Copeland will not perform with the group but will be in the audience.

On the last day of his visit, Copeland will give a public talk about his career, including his experiences with The Police.

Copeland was in Dallas a year ago when the group D’Drum — which includes Meadows faculty — presented the world premiere of his work Gamelan D’Drum with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the Meyerson Symphony Center.

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