VU Makes Music: Students and faculty take the virtual spotlight - External Relations
VU Makes Music: Students and faculty take the virtual spotlight
March 5, 2021
VINCENNES, Ind. – Life has changed drastically in the last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Vincennes University is rising to the challenge by finding new ways of teaching and learning music, and connecting audiences with a key art form that affects and inspires our lives.
With a spirit of adaptation and resilience, the Performing Arts Department’s music program is hosting a series of free virtual events for the community and giving students and faculty a place to put their talent and passion on display.
“Part of being a music person is performing,” Performing Arts Department Chair Susie Jackson said. “It’s vital that we are able to utilize our craft.”
VU offers students outstanding opportunities through the Performing Arts Department. The music program prepares students for careers in everything from music education to music performance. It also provides a platform for students to express themselves using their skills in breathtaking, state-of-the-art facilities like the 850-seat Red Skelton Performing Arts Center.
VU Music Major Jabari Hunter, who is from the greater Chicago area, is among the students performing this semester.
"It's fun and it's different," Hunter said. "It's still great to be expressive. It's really hard to find anywhere to perform. I am glad VU still has these opportunities available."
Albeit it is virtual, VU Music Major Hallie Swenson of Veedersburg, Indiana is excited about having a chance to bring music to the public.
"It is amazing we get to be able to do what we do," Swenson said. "We can't bring in people like our family members or are old teachers to see us perform, but it's nice that we can do it like this."