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September 21, 2018 | 7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Category: Concert
Location: Schaver Music Recital Hall | Map
480 W. Hancock
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

Bridging the Gaps: Guitars for Social Justice is a collaborative and interdisciplinary project that marries music and social justice advocacy. Based at Oakland University, Bridging the Gaps uses new music for guitar and spoken word to call attention to contemporary social justice causes. Bridging the Gaps uses new compositions from well-respected composers and writers, and the OU Guitar Ensemble partners with local non-profit organizations to hold performances of these works that bring attention to and raise money for these organizations and their causes. 


The 2018-19 season features compositions by:


Jon Anderson

Christopher Burns

Terry Herald

Joo Won Park

Stuart Scott

Bill Withem


Spoken Word Texts by:


Jenifer DeBellis

Felicia Krol

Peter Markus

Vanessa Stauffer


For each cause, Bridging the Gaps selects an appropriate community partner and local venue in Southeast Michigan. We invite you to experience these new compositions and support these very important causes.

For more information about this event, please contact Leah Celebi at 313-577-1783 or