March 14, 2019 / April concerts will feature VU students and guest artists
VINCENNES, Ind. - Four April concerts 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 Drum Enchanted Evening on April 4, An Evening of Winds and Percussion on April 17, Guitar Fest on April 24, and Jazz on the Wabash on April 30. The starting time for all is 7:30 p.m. (EDT) at VU’s Red Skelton Performing Arts Center.
Admission for all concerts is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.
Drum Enchanted Evening, on April 4, will feature the VU Percussion Ensemble with special guest performances by students from South Knox Middle-High School.
The VU Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Susie Jackson, consists of percussionists playing a variety of traditional and innovative percussion instruments. The group will be performing various musical styles including jazz/fusion, classical, and the more contemporary novelty tunes performed in the style of STOMP which involve the use of unique or unusual objects as percussion instruments combined with visual performance.
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. The curriculum 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.
Details about the VU Music program are available at vinu.edu/music-program.
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