April Concert Series will feature VU Music students and guests - External Relations
April Concert Series will feature VU Music students and guests
April 12, 2018 / April Concert Series
will feature VU Music students and guests
VINCENNES, Ind. - An April Concert
Series presented by the Vincennes University Department of Music
will showcase talented students performing in a variety of vocal
and instrumental ensembles, including the Brass Ensemble, Woodwind
Ensemble, Concert Band, VU Connection, Jazz Ensemble, Blues
Ensemble, and String Ensemble.
Concerts include “An
Evening of Winds and Percussion” on April 18, “A Disney Cabaret”
on April 22, “Jazz on the Wabash on April 24, and “Guitar Fest on
April 26. Admission for all concerts is free and the public is
cordially invited to attend.
“An Evening of Winds
and Percussion” on April 18 will feature a wide
variety of traditional and contemporary wind literature, beginning at 7:30
p.m. (EDT), at VU’s Red Skelton Performing Arts Center. The evening will
showcase the Brass Ensemble, under the direction of Wade Baker;
the Woodwind Ensemble, under the direction of Tom Wilson; and the
Concert Band, under the direction of Susie Jackson.
Moving to Jefferson
Union on April 22 at 4 p.m., “A Disney Cabaret” will feature the
Concert Choir and the VU Connection. The students have worked
diligently to create a cohesive choir and unified sound and look
forward to presenting a fun and exciting show for all audiences.
Musical selections will include show tunes and songs from Disney
movies, musicals, and television programs. The choirs are under
the direction of Juliet Gilchrist, VU instructor of music.
Randy Villars, professional jazz pianist and saxophonist, will
join three VU performing ensembles for an evening of “Jazz on the
Wabash,” April 24, 7:30 p.m., at the Skelton Center. The
performance will showcase the VU Connection and the Concert Choir,
under the direction of Juliet Gilchrist, and the Jazz Ensemble,
under the direction of Wade Baker.
The Series will
conclude with “Guitar Fest” on April 26, 7:30 p.m., at the Skelton
Center. The concert will include feature the Blues Ensemble and
String Ensemble as well as VU students, Music Department Faculty,
special guests Evan Twitty and his band, Wire and Wood, and
additional guest artists.
The VU Music program
is designed to allow students to complete the first two years of a
baccalaureate degree in music, with studies available in music
education, performance, theory and composition, therapy, business
and industry, or church music.
includes two years of music theory, ear training and aural skills,
piano, and applied lessons, as well as opportunities to perform in
a variety of vocal and instrumental ensembles.