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Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Stewart Copeland visits SMU

May 10, 2012

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Stewart Copeland, founding member of "The Police" and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, conducted a mini-residency at the Meadows School of the Arts on April 11-13, 2012.

Copeland's residency focused on his work as a composer. He gave guest lectures to the music composition and the film and media arts students about composing for orchestra, opera and ballet, as well as scoring for film and TV.

He also worked with the Meadows Percussion Ensemble, which performed four of Stewart’s compositions at its spring concert on April 11. Stewart did not perform with the group but was in the audience.

On the last day of his visit, Copeland gave 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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