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Film, TV & Video Game Composer Laura Karpman To Deliver LAS Dean’s Lecture

Media Contacts:

Erin Purdy, epurdy@colum.edu, 312.369.8695

Steve Kauffman, skauffman@colum.edu, 312.369.7383



Emmy Winner’s Discussion to Cover Defying Boundaries as a 21st Century Artist


WHAT: Emmy award-winning composer and educator Laura Karpman will share her thoughts on “Defying Boundaries: Being/Becoming a 21st Century Artist” during the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Spring Dean’s Lecture at Columbia College Chicago on Feb. 21.

In light of the significant changes to media brought about by the digital revolution, Karpman will discuss why it is important for artists creating with modern technology to remain mindful of our analog past. She will also discuss how artists can engage with the world to create work that reflects the shifts in culture and media consumption.

Laura Karpman is a four-time Emmy award winner who has scored music for a variety of media, including films, television, and video games. She is a visiting assistant professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, in the School of Theater, Film and Television.

A Q&A will follow Karpman’s lecture, followed by a reception with food, music and refreshments.

Dean Deborah H. Holdstein initiated the LAS Dean’s Lecture in 2009 as a forum for scholarly and intellectual voices both from within and outside of the Columbia College community.

WHEN: Feb. 21, 5:30 p.m. 

WHERE: Music Center Concert Hall

1014 S. Michigan Ave.

COST: Free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

RSVP to Allison Bretz by February 18 at abretz@colum.edu or (312) 369.8217

Columbia College Chicago is an urban institution that offers innovative degree programs in the visual, performing, media and communication arts for nearly 11,000 students in 120 undergraduate and graduate programs. An arts and media college committed to a rigorous liberal arts curriculum, Columbia is dedicated to opportunity and excellence in higher education. For further information, visit www.colum.edu.


Posted on Jan 1, 2013

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