Texas Tech University

Sixth Annual International Arts and Culture Symposium

An International Week Event at Texas Tech University


The Symposium, co-sponsored by the Museum of TTU, Sowoon Arts and Heritage, and the TTU Office of International Affairs, brings scholars together to deepen the understanding of arts and culture. This year's theme is "East and West, Music and Dance." Korean Buddhist Monk Inmook, the leader of singers of Korean traditional Buddhist music and the keeper of the Important Intangible Cultural Property #50 of the Republic of Korea, will lecture and perform Korean traditional Buddhist music. Dr. Eun Ha Park, keeper of Important Intangible Cultural Property #3 of Korea, will lecture and perform Korean dance and play traditional percussion instruments. Dr. Tanya Calamoneri, Assistant Professor of Dance at TTU, will lecture and perform Western modern dance. Prof. Stephen Jones, Director of Jazz Studies at TTU, will discuss jazz music and demonstrate Western percussion on the saxophone, accompanied by TTU jazz pianist, Dr. Ben Haugland. A Panel Discussion with the speakers and the audience, moderated by Prof. Jesse Jou, Assistant Professor of Directing in the TTU School of Theatre & Dance, will follow. After the intermission, all performers will play and improvise.

When: Saturday, April 14, 2018: International Week at Texas Tech University 1:00 pm -- 5:00 p.m.

Where: Helen DeVitt Jones Auditorium and Sculpture Court, Museum of TTU, 4th Street and Indiana Avenue, Lubbock, Texas 79409

Cost: FREE admission, FREE refreshments, reception open to all


Symposium Poster


Supplemental Workshops

International Film Series IFS at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema: Film TBA (open to the public) (IFS), Wednesday, Theme: Music and Dance in Film with Dr. Robert Moses Peaslee April 11, 2018: Time TBA

Lubbock ISD, Thursday, K-12 Cultural Program at TTU International Cultural Center (ICC) (for April 12, 2018, 9:30 A.M.- Teachers and Students): "Korean Traditional Rhythm with Korean Traditional 11:00 A.M. Instruments" with Dr. Eun Ha Park (with Dr. Jongyeol Kim, Interpreter)

Community Enrichment Program at TTU International Cultural Center (ICC): "Korean Buddhist Thursday, April 12, 2018, Meditation," with Monk Inmook (with Dr. Hyojung Cho, Interpreter) 5:30 P.M.-6:30 P.M.

Special thanks to our sponsors:

Humanities Texas
The Center for Global Understanding
Thomas Jay Harris Institute for Hispanic and International Communication