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Master of Music (M.M.) – Indiana University, 2016
Bachelor of Music (B.M.) – Indiana University, 2014

Alana Wiesing is a multi-faceted and award-winning timpanist and percussionist from Phoenix, AZ. She holds a Master of Music degree in percussion performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, IN, where she also completed her undergraduate studies. Her primary percussion instructors were Bill Wanser and John Tafoya, and she has completed additional studies most notably and extensively with David Herbert, Cynthia Yeh, Joseph Pereira, Ed Stephan, Markus Rhoten, Richard Weiner, Jauvon Gilliam, Eric Shin, Keith Aleo, Michael Spiro, Jonathan Haas, and Doug Howard. Alana’s summer festival activities include the Eastern Music Festival (2007, 2008), the Interlochen Arts Camp (2009, 2010), the Chosen Vale International Percussion Seminar (2011), the Indiana University Summer Music Academy (2013), the National Orchestral Institute (2015, 2016), and the Aspen Music Festival & School (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019). She actively performed, recorded, and freelanced with countless orchestras and ensembles during her time in the Midwest, notably serving as the Principal Timpanist of the Columbus Indiana Philharmonic and the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra as well as a regular substitute and extra percussionist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic.

Alana is currently based in Tucson, AZ. She is the Principal Timpanist of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, where she was also elected to serve on the program advisory committee. She is a passionate educator, instructing as an Adjunct Professor of Percussion at the University of Arizona Fred Fox School of Music and operating her private teaching studio. Since her arrival in Tucson, Alana has presented masterclasses and clinics for Michigan State University, George Mason University, University of Florida, Western Carolina University, Benedict College, the Arizona PAS Day of Percussion, and University of Arizona. She also participated in a virtual roundtable to discuss breaking racial barriers in the education and performance world through the Percussive Arts Society and its Diversity Alliance, and she has appeared on numerous podcasts and platforms to discuss these topics of personal impact concerning equity, diversity, and inclusion.

In her free time, Alana enjoys hiking, biking, running, cooking, playing sports (notably tennis and ultimate frisbee), attending museums and concerts, playing board games and trivia, listening to all genres of music, trying new restaurants, and spending quality time with family and friends.

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Arizona Arts

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The School of Art has a new online degree, Bachelor of Arts in Design Arts & Practices.

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Did you know The University of Arizona has the No. 7 "Best Online Bachelor’s Program in the Nation,” according to U.S. News and World Report, 2021

The Bachelor of Arts in Design Arts & Practices provides a foundation in design history, theory and practice from an interdisciplinary perspective. This degree will provide you with the framework to design experiences across a range of scales and media. You will be able to use your creative vision to solve grand challenges and tackle complex problems.

With project-emphasis art studio workshops for core classes.

ART 100C: Gaze ... photography
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Passionate about art, design and information? Curious about how these passions can come together and improve the world? 

The School of Art has a new online degree, Bachelor of Arts in Design Arts & Practices. 

Learn More | https://azart.fyi/OnlineDesignArts

Did you know The University of Arizona has the No. 7 Best Online Bachelor’s Program in the Nation,” according to U.S. News and World Report, 2021

The Bachelor of Arts in Design Arts & Practices provides a foundation in design history, theory and practice from an interdisciplinary perspective. This degree will provide you with the framework to design experiences across a range of scales and media. You will be able to use your creative vision to solve grand challenges and tackle complex problems.

With project-emphasis art studio workshops for core classes.

ART 100C: Gaze ... photography
ART 100D: Experience ... art in four dimensions
ART 100E: Surface ... painting
ART 100G: Propaganda ... graphic design/illustration

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Dr. Amelia (Amy) Kraehe has been appointed the inaugural Associate Vice President of Equity in the Arts for Arizona Arts at the University of Arizona, beginning Aug. 2.

“Arizona Arts is committed to racial justice and equity in the arts,” said Andrew Schulz, vice president for the arts. “Dr. Kraehe is the ideal person with years of experience to strengthen our commitment, recognizing and embracing the diversity of identities, experiences and perspectives in the classroom, in curriculum, recruiting and hiring."

Learn More | azart.fyi/EquityintheArts

“I know Amy as a thoughtful researcher, instructor, collaborator and leader. She will help us take those steps as a division to embody the values of equity in and through the arts.”

Kraehe is a tenured associate professor in the Art and Visual Culture Education program at the @uarizonaschoolofart and affiliate faculty in Human Rights Practice. She co-founded the Racial Justice Studio, an interdisciplinary research incubator that promotes understanding racism and anti-racism through artistic and creative practice. In the fall, Kraehe will co-teach a new course, ‘Rehearsals in Anti-Racism,’ the studio’s initial effort that provides students an opportunity to use artistic methods to develop critical and embodied knowledge of systemic racism.

“I’m most looking forward to seeing what we can do together in the division to make substantive changes to ensure inclusive excellence is not simply a virtue but instead is a habit that infuses the culture of Arizona Arts,” Kraehe said. “I’m also excited to foster greater connection, coordination, and communications among inclusion innovators in Arizona Arts.”

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Dr. Amelia (Amy) Kraehe has been appointed the inaugural Associate Vice President of Equity in the Arts for Arizona Arts at the University of Arizona, beginning Aug. 2. 

“Arizona Arts is committed to racial justice and equity in the arts,” said Andrew Schulz, vice president for the arts. “Dr. Kraehe is the ideal person with years of experience to strengthen our commitment, recognizing and embracing the diversity of identities, experiences and perspectives in the classroom, in curriculum, recruiting and hiring. 

Learn More | https://azart.fyi/EquityintheArts

“I know Amy as a thoughtful researcher, instructor, collaborator and leader. She will help us take those steps as a division to embody the values of equity in and through the arts.”   

Kraehe is a tenured associate professor in the Art and Visual Culture Education program at the @uarizonaschoolofart and affiliate faculty in Human Rights Practice. She co-founded the Racial Justice Studio, an interdisciplinary research incubator that promotes understanding racism and anti-racism through artistic and creative practice. In the fall, Kraehe will co-teach a new course, ‘Rehearsals in Anti-Racism,’ the studio’s initial effort that provides students an opportunity to use artistic methods to develop critical and embodied knowledge of systemic racism. 

“I’m most looking forward to seeing what we can do together in the division to make substantive changes to ensure inclusive excellence is not simply a virtue but instead is a habit that infuses the culture of Arizona Arts,” Kraehe said. “I’m also excited to foster greater connection, coordination, and communications among inclusion innovators in Arizona Arts.”

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Coming up on Aug. 5, a conversation with Alex Macias Art.

from the University of Arizona School of Art
with Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block.Meet Dr. Alejandro Macias, Assistant Professor with Arizona Arts, who recently joined The University of Arizona. Join him next week to learn more about his featured work at the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block. ¡Bienvenidos Dr. Macias!
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Coming up on Aug. 5, a conversation with Alex Macias Art.

from the University of Arizona School of Art 
with Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block.
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