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Music department encourages concert attendance, join choir

Posted by courtneyschultz On January - 23 - 2014

For this spring semester of 2014 the music department has much in store for the Campbell community.

Courtesy of campbell.edu.

Concerts are to be held every month to highlight specific performers.

Dr. Whitley said students are encouraged to come out and support the music department in their concerts, particularly the senior concerts.

Senior recitals are the culmination of music majors’ weekly practices.

They are each assigned an applied professor to help “guide” them in their performance and to improve their skills.

Associate professor of music at Campbell Dr. Sally E. Thomas said she would like for the skill of the students to be shown as they work hard.

The semester’s concerts contain music varying from world music to contemporary American music.

However, not all performances showcase music majors and seniors, but any individual willing to perform.

Campbell’s music department offers Campbell’s Choir for anyone who would like to explore their vocal/musical talents.

Director of Choral activities Dr. Phillip Morrow urges more students to participate in the choir.

“I would encourage the students to sing; those who like it and have the ability,” Morrow said. “I would encourage anyone to try it. I would encourage [anyone] to assist the concerts.”

Every three years the music department holds a trip to travel overseas for the choir; this semester the trip will be to Vienna, Salzburg, and Prague.

The trip is Feb. 28-March 8.

Morrow said he feels the experience is fulfilling for the participants.

“Singing in the college choir is a wonderful experience [that] is fun and rewarding,” Morrow said.

The director also highlights the personal benefits from choral performance.

“Singing is healthy for mental and physical health,” he said. “It creates a relief of stress from the college life.”

 

By Michelle Polowood
Staff Writer

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