Music for Social Justice: Gwendolyn Dease, percussion

Special video premiere presentation

Video interview and performance with percussionist Gwendolyn Dease

Graphic: Music for Social Justice. Gwen Dease


This performance is part of the Michigan State University College of Music video series, Music for Social Justice, an opportunity for MSU artists to express their thoughts and feelings on important social justice issues, doing so with their insightful, often moving comments and of course their art, the music. Nine episodes of the series have been filmed, premiering online August 12 through December 2, 2020. 

Watch the premiere of this presentation and share comments on the MSU College of Music YouTube channel.

Gwendolyn Dease began her musical career at the age of two, studying piano and violin, but she has excelled as a percussionist. She chairs an innovative and award-winning percussion studio at Michigan State University while maintaining a full career as an active solo, chamber, and orchestral musician. Dease has performed recitals around the world, has a passion for educating young musicians, and is an advocate for new music

The 2020–2021 Music for Social Justice video series is generously sponsored by the MSU Federal Credit Union

All videos in the MSU Music for Social Justice series have been filmed following safety guidelines and regulations as set forth by Michigan State University and the State of Michigan.

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