Music department releases semester schedule of events

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]The music department is hosting many different events this semester including some which are multicultural.
On Feb 13-15, 20 members of Chamber Singers are traveling to East Stroudsburg University to participate in the annual Pennsylvania Collegiate Choral Association Festival. There will be a guest conductor present, Dr. Peter Bagley from the University of Connecticut.
Six representatives from Clarion University’s music department will travel to Shippensburg University on March 2 to perform in the Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band.
Coming up in the near future is a performance by the Concert Choir and Chamber Singers on April 5. The concert is titled “In God We Trust: A Choral Perspective” and will be directed by choir professor Henry Alviani. The Marwick-Boyd Auditorium doors will open at 7:30 p.m. This performance is part of the Clarion University 2013-14 Mary L. Seifert Cultural Series “In God We Trust?” which will also feature music from various religions, including Judaism, Hinduism and Chippewa (Ojibway).
Alviani says many of the songs performed during this concert will be a challenge because the members of the Concert Choir and Chamber Singers will be singing in other languages, including Hebrew, Aramaic and German. One of the songs Alviani is looking forward to having performed is “Chichester Psalms,” because it is the first time he’s conducted it. He also says that some of the songs being performed at this concert are written by junior music education major Zachary Ray. Ray wrote various Chippewa medicine songs, which will be performed in the language of Ojibway.
There will be a National Association for Music Education Advocacy Festival held on April 11 in Marwick-Boyd Auditorium. From noon-3 p.m. there will be musical performances, and from 4-6 p.m. there will be music workshops available on the upper level of Marwick-Boyd.
On April 16, a Wind Orchestra concert will be performed. Songs from that concert include a medley from “Les Miserables,” “God of our Fathers,” “Candel and the Strand” and “Elegy, Sabers and Spurs,” among others.
Additionally, on April 21, 31 singers will represent Clarion University in a performance of two works by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Nick Duffy, a sophomore music education major, says this is what he is most looking forward to because they get to travel to New York City to perform at Carnegie Hall. The guest conductor is going to be Dr. James Rodde from the University of Iowa.
Events also happening this semester in the music department include a Brass Ensemble Concert and a collaborative recital with Kappa Kappa Psi Fraternity and Phi Mu Alpha Fraternity, both of which have dates that are to be determined.
More events and information is still to come for the music department. Fliers will soon be posted for more information. Also, for information on some of the events already being advertised, visit symphonia.org.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_facebook type=”standard”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_tweetmeme type=”horizontal”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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