Celebrating the Spectrum Finale Concert

Venue: Cook Recital Hall. Free and open to the public.
Due to construction, visitors are asked to enter the east side of the building, adjacent to the Music Practice building

Celebrating the Spectrum participants and attendees enjoy a week of classes, mentoring, performances, lectures and more.


An annual week-long festival in July, Celebrating the Spectrum, is held at the College of Music on the beautiful Michigan State University campus. The festival is designed to give qualified advanced pre-College students on the Autism Spectrum a preview of a life in music. 

Students participating in this year’s program include Kodi Lee who recently shot to fame after an appearance on the America’s Got Talent television show. Lee is joined by five other talented young musicians including multi-instrumentalist Jack O’Hare, classically trained identical twins Dexter and Jaxson Schroeder, plus two returning participants from last year, David Ginther and Masha Staples.

The festival culminates with a concert featuring these artist along with faculty and student mentors. Saturday, July 20, 4:00 p.m. Cook Recital Hall, Music Building. Free and open to the public. The public is also invited to attend the free Mentor Concert on Monday, July 15, 6:00 p.m. also in Cook Recital Hall. These events welcome persons of all ages and abilities, including individuals on the autism spectrum as well as others with various sensory sensitivities, impairments, and diverse needs.

Please note: Due to construction, visitors are asked to enter the east side of the building, adjacent to the Music Practice building.

Visit the “Celebrating the Spectrum: A Festival of Music and Life” page for more details.

Celebrating the Spectrum Video

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