Registration Under Way for DePauw Discourse 2011, Featuring Yo-Yo Ma

Registration Under Way for DePauw Discourse 2011, Featuring Yo-Yo Ma

July 15, 2011

Also: DePauw Discourse 2011 Schedule; Presenter Biographies

74129July 15, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. —  Registration is now under way for "DePauw Discourse 2011: Empowering Society Through the Arts," which is scheduled to take place September 29 - October 1 and will feature world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma in lecture and concert events.

Joined by alumni and distinguished guests, Yo-Yo Ma will lead a celebration of the arts and an exploration of their vital community role in sparking creativity, innovation, self-expression and dialogue. 

DePauw Discourse registration, available at this online page, includes all event meals and a Yo-Yo Ma concert ticket. A limited number of Yo-Yo Ma concert tickets will be available separately, beginning August 29, including an allotment at no charge to DePauw students. Check this website in early August for specific information90147 on individual tickets. 

DePauw Discourse 2011 will include the following artists and leaders:

  • Maxwell Anderson, CEO, Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • Brian W. Casey, president, DePauw University
  • Civic Orchestra of Chicago
  • Sally Grooms Cowal ’66, senior vice president, Population Services International 
  • Simon Crookall, CEO, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
  • Willis “Bing” Davis ’59, president, Willis “Bing” Davis Art Studio and Gallery
  • Donna DiNovelli, Heart of a Soldier opera librettist
  • Judson C. Green ’74, former president and CEO, Navteq Corporation
  • Anne F. Harris, A. Reid Winsey Professor of Art, chair of the art department, and director of the women’s studies program, DePauw University
  •  Amy M. Hayes, adjunct professor of communication and theatre, director of Shakespeare in the Schools, DePauw University
  • Sara D. Horton ’12, DePauw School of Music student
  • Kevin James ’83, education director, American Composers Orchestra
  • Yo-Yo Ma, Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • Michael “Mac” P. Mackenzie, associate professor of art, DePauw University
  • Mark McCoy, dean of the School of Music, DePauw University
  • Case M. Nafziger ’12, DePauw University School of Music student
  • Betty Perry, artistic director, Indianapolis Metropolitan Youth Orchestra
  • Deborah Rutter, president, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
  • James B. Stewart Jr. ’73, New York Times columnist 98304and author of Heart of a Soldier: A Story of Love, Heroism, and September 11th
  • Christopher Theofanidis, Heart of a Soldier opera composer

DePauw Discourse 2011 presenter biographies and a full schedule of events are available here.

Established in 2004, DePauw Discourse is a symposium that gathers the nation's distinguished leaders and thinkers in conversations with the University community about some of the most pressing public issues of the day. Previous participants include L. Paul Bremer III, Madeleine Albright, Lee H. Hamilton ’52, Vernon E. Jordan ’57, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Samantha Power, Bill McKibben, Roger Wilkins, Margaret Spellings, Wallace J. Nichols ’89, Bob Herbert, Allan Hubbard and Paul Volcker.

For additional information, please send e-mail to or call (800) 446-5298.