Department Faculty and Students Entertain at IMF Meetings

Concert at the IMF
October 13, 2013

As world financial leaders and executives converged on GW for the Annual Meetings of the Work Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund, the Department of Music was there to entertain. Faculty and students performed on the University Yard and outside IMF Headquarters over several days, showcasing the diversity and talent of the Department. Professor Magdalena Duhagon, along with her student Troy Gibb, performed a set of acoustic guitar music for onlookers. Professor Millicent Scarlett, accompanied by Professor Jeffery Watson on piano, sang Songs of the World with students Chen Song, Floyd Jones and Haruka Nakagawa, and the Department’s weekly Jazz Jam moved to IMF Headquarters on the final day of the meetings to provide Latin Jazz for the crowds.

The Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) each year bring together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, private sector executives, and academics to discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development, and aid effectiveness. This years meetings took place on the campus of the George Washington University.