Confluence Events

For more information, contact the faculty member listed for each event.  All events are open to the public; events are free except where indicated with an asterisk and accompanying ticket pricing information.

Fall 2017


The Influence of World War One on the Music of American Composer Howard Hanson

This lecture/recital explores the effects of World War I on the music of American composer Howard Hanson. Centered around the three movements of Hanson’s Piano Sonata, composed in 1918, the presentation includes photos from Hanson’s career in California (1916-1918), a rare look at Hanson’s manuscript, and a complete performance of the work.

  • Office hours  Friday, September 15, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Office location  Terry Concert Hall
  • Contact person  Dr. Scott Watkins, Associate Professor of Piano


Music Around the World with the JU Orchestra

Join the Jacksonville University Orchestra for a tour around the world with music from Asia to Europe to the United States! Explore how composers express their own unique national pride in this exciting program. The finale of the concert will be Tchaikovsky’s thrilling 1812 Overture, which depicts the struggle of the Russian people over Napoleon’s invading French forces.

  • Office hours  Tuesday, October 17, 7:30 p.m.
  • Office location  Terry Concert Hall
  • Contact person  Dr. Marguerite Richardson, Associate Professor of Strings, Conductor



Urinetown:  The Musical*

Class warfare rears its ugly head after an extreme water shortage leads to government enforcement of toilets. The citizens must use public amenities regulated by a single malevolent company. Those who break the rules find themselves banished to Urinetown. A hero surfaces and plans a revolution to lead everyone to freedom.  

    • Office hours  Thursday, October 26 at 7:30 PM 
      Friday, October 27 at 7:30 PM 
      Saturday, October 28 at 7:30 PM
      Sunday, October 29 at 2:00 PM
    • Office location  Swisher Theater
    • Contact person  Dr. Jay Ivey Associate Professor of Voice/Music Theatre

  • *Ticket pricing:
    Adults: $10.00; Seniors (62+): $5.00; Military: $5.00; Alumni & Students: $5.00; Children (-17): $5.00; JU: Free (per ID)


Guest Panel Discussion: "Caring for the Wounded Warrior"

  • Office hours  Thursday, November 2, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
  • Office location  BRCHS room TBA
  • Contact person  Dr. Michelle Edmonds, Professor of Nursing

"Cello: A Weapon of Peace"

Featuring MUS 202/402 students.  Cello students will present historical situations from Berlin to Baghdad and perform music that was played in times of conflict as an expression of peace. 

  • Office hours  Tuesday, November 7, 7:30 p.m.
  • Office location  Black Box Theatre--Phillips Fine Arts Building, Lower Level
  • Contact person  Dr. Shannon Lockwood, Assistant Professor of Music Theory/Cello

    "Inner Struggle/Inner Peace"

    Film and Ceramics exhibition. Students in FVA 476 Cinematography will design, light, and shoot silent films that will be projected onto neutral white, installation-style, ceramic works made by students in ART 431 Advanced Ceramics. The product of student collaborative energies will combine to collectively express interpretations of inner “War and Peace” externally, in a contemplative and somewhat immersive display of projected image on ceramic form..

    • Office hours  Exhibition Opening/Reception Thursday, November 9, 5:00 p.m
           Exhibit remains open through Friday, December 8 (8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri)
    • Office location  Alexander Brest Gallery, Phillips Fine Arts Building
    • Contact person  Prof. Dana Tupa, Professor of Art, and Prof. Alex Willemin, Assistant Professor of Film & Media Art

Music Student Honors Recital

  • Office hours  Tuesday, November 28, 7:30 p.m.
  • Office location  Location TBA
  • Contact person  Dr. Shannon Lockwood, Assistant Professor of Music Theory/Cello


"Music for War and Peace"

JU Wind Ensemble Concert: Selections will include Karel Husa’s Music for Prague 1968 – a programmatic work based on the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia, Kurt Weill’s Das Berliner Requiem for three male voices and wind orchestra on poems by Bertolt Brecht, and Alfred Reed’s Rejoicing in the Beauty of Peace.

  • Office hours  Sunday, December 3, 3:00 p.m.
  • Office location  Terry Concert Hall
  • Contact person  Prof. Artie Clifton, Associate Professor of Music


"The Physics of War and Peace"

Students in PHYS 151 General Physics (Mechanics) will be presenting projects related to the Confluence theme. 

  • Office hours  Thursday December 7, 1:30-3:45 p.m. and Friday December 8, 2:00-2:30 p.m.
  • Office location  Merritt Penticoff 125
  • Contact person  Dr. Ramesh Adhikari, Assistant Professor of Physics

BRCHS Faculty Book Club

On Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine, and the Murder of a President by Candace Millard

  • Contact person  Dr. Michelle Edmonds, Professor of Nursing

Photography Exhibit

Featuring works by students in ART 205/304/376.  Photography students will create a body of work to exhibit in response to their study of "Photographers at War," a curricular unit which will examine war photography from the Crimean War through today's conflicts, focusing on how technical and social changes influence war photography.

  • Contact person  Prof. Ginger Sheridan, Associate Professor of Photography