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Music department student ensembles rock the house


J’Mari Hughes—Reporter Southern’s Music Department hosted its annual jazz ensemble performance in the Charles Garner Recital Hall of Engleman Hall. Members wore all black and were divided into jazz standards, blues and Latin jazz ensembles. “It gives us an opportunity to show our talents and show people what we’ve been studying throughout the semester,” said senior and music major Holly

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Student Recital Features Percussion


Story and Photos by: Tyler Korponai – Photo Editor On Tuesday, April 5, Drew McWeeney, an early childhood education and music double major, presented a percussion recital in the Charlers Garner Recital hall of Engleman. The main focus of the recital was oriented as a precursor to an expanded recital, though percussion will be the unifying theme. I’m actually planning on two

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Stutzman Recital Series performance featuring SCSU faculty


Tyler Korponai – Photo Editor On Wednesday, April 6, the Charles Garner Recital Hall of Engleman was filled with music for a performance for the Stutzman recital series. Featured for the evening was oboist Olav van Hezewijk, pianist Eric Trudel and guest violinist, Yaroslav. “Tonight’s performance was part of the Stutzman recital series which is a collection of usually faculty recitals that

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SCSU music department: Small Ensembles Performance


Tyler Korponai – Photo Editor The SCSU music department showcased the small ensembles, Latin Jazz, Blues and Jazz Standards on Tuesday, Dec. 2 in the Charles Garner Recital Hall of Engleman. Each group had an opportunity to get out of the practice room and show off three songs for the audience. At three songs each, one would only see a fraction of

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Music Department holds Small Ensembles Concert


Taylor Richards – Copy Editor The audience cheered as Will Durant closed out his electric bass solo with the SCSU Jazz Standards Band. The band unified once again in song, then Brendan Donovan quickly took over the spotlight and began a solo with his alto saxophone. Twice a semester, the music department holds the Small Ensembles Concert at the recital hall in

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Upcoming performances at SCSU


Philip Zoppi – General Assignment Reporter The Southern Connecticut State University music department has numerous performances lined up for the Fall semester. Southern students and faculty can attend all of these performances for free. In 2014, the music department charged five dollars a student or faculty member to be able to attend any music performance. Craig Hlavac, the chairperson of the music

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Music department celebrates Mardi Gras


Jene Thomas – General Assignment Reporter  From the toss of the beads to the performances themselves, the SCSU music ensembles kept the audience cheering through their renditions of New Orleans themed music in honor of Mardi Gras. “Normally at these kind of events, nobody’s really sitting down,” said Will Durant, senior electric bass player for the SCSU Latin Jazz Band.

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