Musician Todd Rundgren is heading to South Bend. The singer will serve as an artist-in-residence at the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Film, Television and Theatre from September 22 to October 1.
Notre Dame says Rundgren will teach several classes at the university and work with students and teachers in the community. Additionally, the university says he will organize an on-campus collection of used musical instruments which will be redistributed to music students in need throughout the country.
"Todd Rundgren’s body of work epitomizes to our students, specifically in Arts and Letters, what we want them to become: artistic game changers on a global level, compassionate toward others and faithful to their core values and beliefs," said Ted Mandell, associate professional specialist at Notre Dame. "To learn from one of the music industry’s great creative visionaries of the past 50 years is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for our students. They might not realize it now, but their parents sure do."
At the end of his time at Notre Dame, Rundgren will perform with student bands at a concert at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center on October 1. The university says he will also be the subject of a "First Time Fans" documentary when he attends a Notre Dame football game on September 24.
Rundgren is no stranger to Hoosier universities. In 2010, he served as an instructor in Indiana University’s Wells Scholars Program. In 2009, Rundgren appeared as one of the speakers at DePauw’s Ubben Lecture Series. DePauw says it was Rundgren’s first lecture in the Midwest.