Event of Note
In the mood for a little music? The Department of Music will present its annual A DAY Music Faculty Concert on Monday, Oct. 13, at 8:15 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts.
A donor reception in the Townsend Center will be held before the concert at 7:30 p.m. The events are free and the community is invited to attend.
This year’s concert will feature two new faculty: Peter Mueller, a trombonist who plays in the Macon Symphony, and Dr. Reverie Berger, a mezzo-soprano with extensive operatic credentials.
Dr. Kevin Hibbard, chair and professor of music, said that last year’s concert was a little too lengthy and that this year’s will be a bit shorter. Hibbard also recalled one of the funniest moments in an A DAY concert happened in 2007.
“Dr. Doug Overmier and Dr. John Bleuel played a piece together that required spreading out several pages of music over many music stands,” said Hibbard. “A music malfunction in the middle of the piece created some comic relief in an otherwise long and serious piece.”
Other performances for the 2008 concert will include a piano duet performed by Jan Adams, instructor of piano, and Dr. Dawn McCord, assistant professor of music education; a violin and piano duet featuring Dr. Carol Gingerich, associate professor of music, and Dr. Elizabeth Kramer, assistant professor of music; and a trio led by Dr. Daniel Bakos, a jazz studies and music professor.
Dr. Larry Frazier, a bass player and professor of music; Melanie Fuller, an instructor of flute; and Michael Lanier, instructor of trumpet. Guest artists include Terry Lowry, pianist, and students Bryan Hall on the bass, and Erin Williams on the traps.
“The annual Music Faculty A DAY Concert showcases the spectacular performance talent of our faculty as a musical gift to the community,” said Hibbard. “We perform for A DAY in order to associate our patrons’ giving to music with the wonderful support that the community provides to the university.”
“The music faculty spends all day long teaching. They lead rehearsals, research, write and supervise student teachers, yet they still find time to keep their performance chops in tip-top order. This sets a superb example for our students.”
The community is invited to enjoy the musical talents of West Georgia’s faculty and staff. UWG students benefit from scholarships obtained through the generosity of donors who contribute to the university’s annual A DAY campaign.
For more information regarding the A DAY for West Georgia campaign, contact the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 678-839-6582. For more information on the 2008 A DAY Music Faculty Concert, call the Department of Music at 678-839-6516.