Vincennes University faculty to perform music of Aaron Copland - External Relations
Vincennes University faculty to perform music of Aaron Copland
September 17, 2019 / Vincennes University faculty to perform music of
VINCENNES, Ind. - The Vincennes University Department of Music will
present a “Music of Aaron Copland” faculty recital on Sept. 24 at 7:30
p.m. EDT in the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center Theatre.
The performance will feature VU music faculty members Dr. Claudia
Bossard, piano; Dr. Jennifer Harris, soprano; Michael Howell,
classical guitar, and Joyce Kim-Rohrer, clarinet. Special guest artist
is former VU faculty member Eric Bowling, flute.
The event will feature vocal and instrumental works by American
composer Aaron Copland, including “Duo for Flute and Piano”, “Clarinet
Concerto”, “Laurie’s Aria” from The Tender Land, and “At the
River” for soprano and guitar.
Admission is free and the public is invited. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Copland (1900-1990) was an American composer, teacher, writer and
conductor. His open, slowly changing harmonies are typical of what
many people consider to be the sound of American music, emulating the
vast American landscape and pioneer spirit. His best-known works
include “Appalachian Spring”, “Billy the Kid”, “Rodeo”, and “Fanfare
for the Common Man”.
VINCENNES UNIVERSITY - Indiana’s First College
VU is state-supported with campuses in Vincennes and Jasper, the
Aviation Technology Center and American Sign Language program in
Indianapolis, Early College Career and Technical Education Centers,
and additional sites such as the Gene Haas Training and Education
Center in Lebanon, the Logistics Training and Education Center in
Plainfield, and the Gibson County Center for Advanced Manufacturing
and Logistics in Fort Branch. A leader in developing Early Colleges
statewide, VU also offers instruction at military sites throughout the nation.
In addition to offering a wide range of associate degree and
certificate programs, VU also offers bachelor’s degree programs in
technology, homeland security, nursing, secondary education programs
in mathematics and science, and special education/elementary education.
VU enrolls students from throughout Indiana, 35 other states, and 17
countries. Tuition and fees are the lowest among Indiana campuses with
residence halls. VU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Founded in 1801, VU is Indiana’s first college and is the only
college in the nation founded by an individual who would later become
President of the United States. William Henry Harrison, the ninth U.S.
President, founded VU while serving as governor of the Indiana
Territory. More information is available at www.vinu.edu.
MARCIA MARTINEZ, University Life Reporter & Sports
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