Department of Music Professor Justin Hunter Featured in ‘FPAC Live’ Digital Series Oct. 23

Emilee Geist

Photo Submitted Department of Music professor Justin Hunter FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center at the University of Arkansas welcomes Department of Music professor and administrator Justin Hunter for the sixth installment of the “FPAC Live” digital series at 3 p.m. (CDT) Friday, Oct. 23, via the FPAC Facebook page.  Hunter will sit down digitally with Nicole Leachman, […]


Department of Music professor Justin Hunter

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Department of Music professor Justin Hunter

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center at the University of Arkansas welcomes Department of Music professor and administrator Justin Hunter for the sixth installment of the “FPAC Live” digital series at 3 p.m. (CDT) Friday, Oct. 23, via the FPAC Facebook page. 

Hunter will sit down digitally with Nicole Leachman, managing director of the Faulkner Center, to discuss how the Department of Music has transitioned to digital performances and their upcoming performance schedule. 

Hunter is an ethnomusicologist and department administrator for the Department of Music at the University of Arkansas. His research focuses on transmission of tradition, particularly of musical traditions and the telling of history. Currently his writing projects focus on issues of race surrounding American folk traditions, especially Ozark music of Arkansas. Hunter teaches ethnomusicology in the Department of Music where is also the Director of Admissions and Operations. He completed his doctorate at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa with his dissertation focused on Indigenous studies, tourism studies, and the idea of “tradition” in Ainu communities in northern Japan.

For later viewing of the interview, it will be recorded and posted to the Faulkner Center homepage. 

For additional information about the Faulkner Performing Arts Center, “FPAC Live” digital series, the “FPAC Presents” series, and much more, please visit faulkner.uark.edu. 

About the Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center: The newest performing arts center at the University of Arkansas — a renovation of the old Field House — is named the Jim and Joyce Faulkner Performing Arts Center, in honor of the couple’s major gift to the project. Completed in September 2017, this world-class performance venue is 39,400 square feet, with seating for 587, and a stage that can accommodate as many as 250 performers. The center is the main performance venue for the university’s J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences Department of Music and hosts guest musical activities for the university and Northwest Arkansas community.  

About the Department of Music: The Department of Music at the University of Arkansas offers two bachelor degrees, graduate degrees in music, and two professional post-bachelor certificate programs. With a faculty of fifty artists, educators, researchers, and conductors, the program offers a rich environment for students to find their path in the music world. From music performance and education to emerging fields of study in the music industry, the Department of Music continues to broaden its offerings to help students find exciting careers in the music field. 

About the University of ArkansasThe University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. 

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