Elizabeth LaPrelle: Artist-In-Residence

November 12, 2012 (All day) - November 18, 2012 (All day)

Elizabeth LaPrelle is a singer and banjo player with a special interest in Appalachian balladry. She recorded her first album, Rain and Snow, at age 16, and her second, Lizard in the Spring, at age 19. LaPrelle learned from field-recordings, books, family, friends, and tradition-bearers like Sheila Kay Adams and Ginny Hawker, and she graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2009 with a self-designed major in "Southern Appalachian Traditional Performance" under the guidance of Professor Chris Scales. Additionally, LaPrelle performed at the 2011 Great Lakes Folk Festival in East Lansing and has been featured at festivals across the country; in two Music from the Crooked Road national tours; and on the radio show A Prairie Home Companion.

During her residency, LaPrelle will be working with students in Professor Chris Scales' RCAH 192 class: "The Anthropology of Music," Professor Anita Skeen & Professor Laura Delind's RCAH 291 class: "The Art of Storytelling and Placemaking," Professor Carolyn Loeb's 291 class: "The Worlds of Puppetry," and Professor Patti Rogers' RCAH 202 class: "The Presence of the Past."

Additionally, LaPrelle will perform on LCC-Radio's "Lansing Online", at the Center for Poetry's Fall Series event on Wednesday, November 14, at Elderly Instruments on Friday, November 16, and at a fundraising concert for the RCAH Center for Poetry on Saturday, November 17. LaPrelle will join the CMS-RCAH Folk Music Community Jam on Tuesday, November 13, and a workshop from 2 to 4 p.m. in C204 Snyder on Sunday, November 18.

Read more about LaPrelle on her website.

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