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Preparatory Division String Camp, June 20-24, Ages 6-9 and 9-12. Registration deadline is May 20th. Preparatory Division, Tanner Dance and Youth Theatre Arts Passport, June 27 - July 1, Create an original performance work to be presented at the Tanner Dance Building. Preparatory Division International Piano Festival, July 26 - July 29, Musicianship, ukulele, and choir classes. University of Utah, School of Music.

Home in Their Eyes: Images and Stories of Home by Residents in Rural China, Friday, March 25 – Thursday, June 2, 2016, J. Willard Marriott Library 3rd Floor

Salt Dance Fest 2016 brings together internationally renowned dance artists and dance makers Jeanine Durning, Alex Ketley and Jennifer Nugent, along with esteemed SLC dance artists Daniel Charon, Molly Heller and Stephen Koester for two weeks of moving, collaborating, dance making and the lively exchange of ideas, June 6-17, 2016.

Summer Chamber Music Workshop, Matt Zalkind, June 26 - 30, 2016, Hasse Borup, Director, Open for serious string and piano players, age 12 - 26,  School of Music, University of Utah

University of Utah Department of Ballet Summer Intensive, June 20 - July 15, 2016. Join us for an exciting four-week ballet intensive with internationally recognized faculty and guest artists.

Performance Calendar of 2015 - 2016 Season, Department of Ballet, University of Utah

Performance Calendar of 2015 - 2016 Season, Department of Modern Dance, University of Utah

Natural History Museum of Utah 2015 Lecture Series

College of Fine Arts, University of Utah

Drummer with Robotic Arm Returns to Music as 'Fastest Drummer in the World'

An American man has been billed as the fastest drummer in the world thanks to a robotic drumming prosthetic after he lost his arm in a workplace accident three years ago.

Jason Barnes, 25, was told his arm "was essentially going to die" after a transformer exploded and sent electricity through his body. Mr Barnes said he suffered from depression once he was released from hospital. "I had no idea how I'd carry on as a musician or in my life. It took me a couple of months to get up and out of that," he said.

That was when Mr Barnes got an idea for a prosthetic, made his own, and then sought out robotic musicianship expert Professor Gil Weinberg for help. "It almost brought tears to my eyes to be able to have the ability to do what I once loved that I thought I couldn't do again. Now I can essentially do it better," Mr Barnes said. He was back up and playing six months after the accident.

The first stick is controlled both physically by Mr Barnes' arm and electronically using electromyography muscle sensors, while the other stick listens to the music and improvises.

More Coverage:

Link 1 (abc.net.au)

Link 2 (Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology)

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