Outside the Box to bring internationally known musicians and composers to campus

Published: March 11, 2019

Originally Published By: SIU Carbondale

CARBONDALE, Ill. — For the 13th year, the Outside The Box new music festival will live up to its name with an assortment of concerts, seminars and virtual reality experiences.

Open to the whole community, Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s multimedia festival will feature a week full of music performances, March 22-30.The free events highlight contemporary artists and composers, along with respected SIU faculty and accomplished students.

Festival to feature international artists and composers

Staying true to its rich history, this year’s festival will bring in a variety of new music in multiple genres and styles. For festival director and associate professor of music theory and composition at SIU, Christopher Walczak, this festival is an excellent opportunity to feature music and styles that are not as common in the region.

“The whole idea of ‘Outside the Box’ is to bring the kind of artists here that the community and the campus wouldn’t normally see in an area like ours,” Walczak said. “We work very hard to bring in people of international acclaim who are at a very high level in their art.”

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