Lia Uribe with Leigh Wood and Rogelio Garcia Contreras

Lia Uribe
Lia Uribe - Artists 360 Community Activator Grant Recipient 2021

Project Description

In the Fall of 2022 RefleXions Music Series Tertulia/Gathering will feature regional, nationally, and internationally recognized citizen-artists coming to us to share their music, perspectives and knowledge, and to interact with our community. RefleXions will hold conversations about social justice initiatives and musical excellence; establish dialogue with our community art leaders/organizations about social impact through the arts panels; provide masterclasses in songwriting, classical repertoire, jazz-improvisation, composition and art-entrepreneurship and innovation; present and broadcast live concerts; and open spaces and time for dancing, singing, jamming and community celebration, healing/ and togetherness.

Artist Bio

RefleXions Music Series was created and is led by artist, university professor and arts advocate/administrator Lia Uribe (USA/Colombia). She is associate chair and associate professor of music at the University of Arkansas. Lia Uribe maintains an active national and international career as a chamber musician, orchestral player and artist-teacher. An advocate for diversity, inclusion, representation and balance in the arts, her research is centered in music by and for the historically excluded and underrepresented. 

Team members:
Erika Almenara
Helen Becque
Rogelio Garcia-Contreras
Ronda Mains
Catalina Ortega
Eric Troiano
Leigh Wood

RefleXions Music Series was the recipient of the University of Arkansas Chancellor’s Grant for the Humanities and Performing Arts Initiative (2019) and of the Women Giving Circle Grant (2021). RefleXions has worked with the support of University of Arkansas Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of Music and KUAF 91.3, and has collaborated with art leaders from the Walton Arts Center, CACHE, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, IDEALS Institute, Northwest Arkansas Council and Might-T-By-Design. RefleXions Music Series presented virtual residencies featuring Sing for Hope (2020) and Imani Winds (2021)