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Jazz Violinist Regina Carter Named Artist-in-Residence at Michigan’s Oakland University

Regina Carter, known internationally for her skill on jazz violin, is the new artist-in-residence at Rochester, Michigan’s Oakland University. Carter-who, after studying at the Center for Creative Studies and the New England Conservatory, transferred to Oakland to pursue her education in jazz violin-will spend two weeks in the Dept. of Music, Theatre and Dance during the school year, teaching Master’s-level courses and working both with students and faculty.

“She’s our alum with the most renown,” said Jackie Wiggins, chair of the department, in a press release. “She’s been out there long enough to accomplish some great things.”

Carter, who was the first student to play violin with the jazz band while at Oakland, graduated from the university in 1985.

Both the department and the school as a whole have high hopes for Carter’s residency, Wiggins added.

“This is truly a partnership,” Wiggins said. “She has a passion for this area, a passion for seeing things become the best they can be in this region.”

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