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Cali Immersive Residency: Rob Kapilow "From Good to Great: Listening for Possibility"

September 29, 2021, 3:00 pm
Location Presentation Hall, School of Communication & Media
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Rob Kapilow at the Piano

Join us for the 2021-22 academic year for a reimagined professional residency program.  The week-long residencies include a rotation of eleven top rated artists and ensembles. 

Each residency will contribute to an on-going exploration of the ever-changing landscape of music today, introducing students by example to a future that will be, at times, less traditional. Through the multiple opportunities to learn and collaborate with guest artists, students will broaden their understanding of their future musical careers. 

For over 30 years, Rob Kapilow has brought the joy and wonder of music – and unraveled some of its mysteries – to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Characterized by his unique ability to create an “aha” moment for his audiences and collaborators, whatever their level of musical sophistication or naiveté, Kapilow’s work brings music into people’s lives: opening new ears to musical experiences and helping people to listen actively rather than just hear. 

From Good to Great: Listening for Possibility 

The French philosopher Paul Valéry once said: “The future is not what it used to be,” and as we all try to emerge from this unprecedented pandemic, our futures, both personally and professionally, will most certainly not be what they used to be. How can we best deal creatively with the unpredictability of the future to find the opportunities embedded in this unique pandemic moment? 
The heart of the program is an exploration of the profound difference between good and great. What makes a musical idea, an ensemble, a product, a company or a leader great? What makes a great project team or a great board successful? Where does creativity and innovation begin?
Through a series of highly entertaining, yet deeply meaningful interactions between Mr. Kapilow, a string quartet, and the audience, the program explores topics from the entire spectrum of corporate life--leadership, collaboration, negotiation, change management, innovation, and creativity, --all looked at through the prism of a particular type of listening--listening for possibility. What would it look like to bring this kind of listening for possibility to every team, client, staff, and board meeting as well as each interaction in our daily personal and corporate lives? 

No interest in music is required! All that is required is an interest in moving from good to great and a willingness to bring a new kind of listening--listening for possibility--to each moment of our personal and professional lives.


COVID-19 HEALTH & SAFETY The 2021-22 performances at the Cali School of Music will take place in person. To help protect the health and safety of audiences, artists, staff, and our greater community, patrons are required to complete MSU Hawk Check (, wear masks at all times for all performances and all performances will require proof of full vaccination to attend. Audience members will be asked to show proof of vaccination before entering the theater. Accepted forms for proof of vaccination include a physical vaccine card with your name on it, or on your mobile phone a digital photo of your vaccine card, or the record of your vaccination displayed via the approved state app Docket, or another official vaccine record. If you are feeling unwell, experiencing any COVID-related symptoms, or come into close contact with someone who has COVID-19 up to 14 days before a performance, please stay home. These guidelines may evolve depending on health and safety recommendations.


Open to the Public by Reservation Only

CALI RESIDENCY EVENTS: September 27-30, 2021

Open to the Public by Reservation Only

Reservations for non-ticketed events close Friday September 24 at noon.

“Vocal Music: Opera/Art Song”  Reservation Only
MON | SEP 27 | 11-1PM | Leshowitz Recital Hall, Chapin, MSU

Piano Masterclass Reservation Only
MON | SEP 27 | 1-2PM | Leshowitz Recital Hall, Chapin, MSU

Voice Masterclass Reservation Only
MON | SEP 27 | 2-3PM | Leshowitz Recital Hall, MSU

"Listen for the Hmmm" with Rob Kapilow Reservation Only
MON | SEP 27 | 3:30-4:45PM | Leshowitz Recital Hall, Chapin, MSU

"Choral Conducting Methods Class" with Rob Kapilow Reservation Only
TUES | SEP 28 | 11:15-12:30PM |  G-55, Chapin, MSU

Guest Teacher for Elementary Classroom Methods (students only)
WED | SEP 29 | 10:45AM-12PM | G55, MSU

"From Good to Great: Listening for Possibility" Reservation Only
WED | SEP 29 | 3PM | Presentation Hall, School of Communication & Media

Music Theater Masterclass Reservation Only
THU | SEP 30 | 11:15AM-1PM | Leshowitz Recital Hall, Chapin, MSU

Chamber Music Masterclass Reservation Only
THU | SEP 30 | 2-3:30PM | Leshowitz Recital Hall, Chapin, MSU