Centre students polish singing skills at regional competition

Sharing their voices with the region, Centre College students recently participated in this year’s National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition. With the support of voice instructors Cacey Nardolillo and Marie-France Duclos, and Centre’s Alltech Artist-in-Residence Gregory Turay, 11 students presented their talents to a set of judges and received feedback to improve their abilities.

By |2018-05-22T19:16:24+00:00May 8th, 2018|Music, News, Performing Arts|

Centre’s music program to offer concerts from April 25 to May 8

Eight concerts in 14 days! That’s what the Centre College music program offers to the community from April 25 to May 8. Whatever your tastes in music, student choirs, instrumentalists, drummers and pianists will have something to suit your ears. The concerts and recitals run the gamut, from Central and South American choral music to

By |2018-05-24T20:48:07+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Music, News|

Centre choir takes first CentreTerm trip to Baltic States

Johann Van Niekerk, assistant professor of music and director of choirs, led a group of 28 Centre College students to the Baltic States—Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania—during CentreTerm 2018, a three-week January term where students explore unique topics and faraway places through immersive courses. Historically, Centre's choir travels abroad about every three years for a combination performance

By |2018-05-31T19:15:16+00:00February 15th, 2018|CentreTerm, Music, News|

New music group joins African music ensemble for first concert

For the first time, Centre College’s newest music group Rhythm Fusion will perform a concert with the African Music Ensemble on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. in Weisiger Theatre in the Norton Center for the Arts. Rhythm Fusion’s director is Tripp Bratton, new to Centre after teaching at Berea College for more than a

By |2018-05-30T15:31:34+00:00November 29th, 2017|Music, News|

Sebastian Duncan ’19 receives honorable mention for film composition

When watching a film, the music in the background can often go unnoticed, but for Sebastian Duncan ’19 (pictured top right), the music is what he focuses on. After a summer of working with W. George Matton Professor of Music Larry Bitensky, one of Duncan’s orchestral pieces received an honorable mention from The Indie Gathering

By |2018-05-30T19:05:28+00:00August 17th, 2017|Music, News|

CENTRE INTERNSHIPS | Centre senior employs music skills, study abroad experiences to teach in India

Jessica Haralu ’18 combined Centre College’s emphasis on global citizenship and internships this summer as she taught music at the Assam Valley School, a boarding school in Northeast India. As a vocal performance instructor, Haralu taught music theory, voice and piano, as well as conducted four school choirs. She cited the choir experience as one

By |2018-05-31T15:09:30+00:00August 3rd, 2017|Education, Internships, Music, News|

Valentine Banor ’17 studies hip-hop music as a John C. Young Scholar

As a John C. Young (JCY) Scholar, Valentine (Val) Banor ’17 examined music an entirely different way during his yearlong project titled “White Artists in Hip-hop: Emulation, Appreciation or Appropriation?” Banor’s project stems from a course he took in the fall of 2015 with Associate Professor of Music Nathan Link that discussed a wide range of music

By |2018-06-07T18:39:55+00:00May 22nd, 2017|Diversity, John C. Young Program, Music, News|

Centre College honors faculty and staff at closing dinner

Centre College honored members of its campus community on May 16 at the annual faculty and staff appreciation dinner and awards ceremony. Kayla Perry, custodian; Pam Martino, custodian; and Jessica Conder, custodian leader each received a Horky Service Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement by facilities management employees. The award was created from a bequest by

Centre College’s Larry Bitensky resurrects the Grateful Dead

There aren’t many classes modeled after a specific rock band, but in the opinion of Larry Bitensky and the students in MUS 217, the phenomena known as the Grateful Dead makes an ideal subject for studying not only a variety of music styles but also the counterculture of the ‘60s and ‘70s. “The Grateful Dead

By |2018-06-19T14:24:26+00:00March 30th, 2017|Music, News, Performing Arts|

Gregory Turay’s CentreTerm course explores scene preparation

Alltech Artist-in-Residence Gregory Turay and the students in his CentreTerm course, Study of the Principles and Techniques of Opera and Broadway Production Through Scenes Preparation, are deep in coursework and rehearsals that will culminate in a final public performance Sunday, Jan. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in Grant 114. Centre's three-week January term is known for

By |2018-07-03T15:01:13+00:00January 20th, 2017|Academics, CentreTerm, Music, News|
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