Please join the Music Department on Thursday Oct 9 2014 at 1230pm in Bryant Hall for the CPCC Applied Music Student Mid-Term Recital.
On Thursday October 16th, 1230pm in Tate Hall, please join the CPCC music department in welcoming the Bechtler on Campus concert series. This will be the fifth season of Bechtler on Campus at CPCC. It kicks off with an all British composer themed concert featuring the music of Frank Bridge. Arnold Bax and others . Artwork featured will be that of prominent British visual artist from the 1960′s including Bridget Riley, Lynn Chadwick, Barbara Hepworth, and David Hockney on display at the Bechtler Museum.
Admission is free
On Thursday October 2nd, 1230pm in Tate Hall, please join the CPCC music department in welcoming world renown pianist and interpreter of new music Blair McMillen. Blair McMillen has established himself as one of the most versatile and sought-after pianists today. The New York Times has described him as “new music’s torchbearer” and raved about his “riveting, sharp-edged, cluster-driven pianism.” McMillen has performed in venues both traditional and avant-garde; from Carnegie Hall, the Moscow Conservatory, Miller Theatre, and the Library of Congress; to (le) Poisson Rouge, Galapagos, and the Knitting Factory. Recent highlights include the Walter Piston Concertino and Ives 4th Symphony at Carnegie Hall, numerous performances with the New York Philharmonic and St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and over a dozen performances of John Cage’s magnum-opus Sonatas and Interludes. An avid chamber player, he is pianist for the Naumburg Award-winning Da Capo Chamber Players, the six-piano group Grand Band, the American Modern Ensemble, and others. McMillen lives in New York City and serves on the music faculty at Bard College and Conservatory. For more information about Mr. McMillen, please visit his website.
Admission is free
Roxanne Watson’s Fall Piano Recital that was scheduled for September 14, 2014 in Bryant Hall has been cancelled.
The CPCC Opera Theatre will be performing a double-bill production of Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci (sung in Italian) and Kurt Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins (sung in English) on November 2014. Auditions for this production will be held on the stage of the Halton Theater on August 19, 2014 from 6:30-9:30. There is no advanced registration, first come first sing! If needed, an accompanist will be provided.
For more information email Becky.Cook-Carter@cpcc.edu or call 704/330-6571.
For a listing of all upcoming Fall 2014 Music Department and Music Department related events, please visit our Concerts and Events page.
The Charlotte New Music Conference is here once again.
For more info click here.
Some of this year’s music department graduates include:
Congratulations to Music Majors George Banda and Cole Millward on being selected for the 2014 CPCC Student Excellence Award, an honor bestowed to students college wide earning the highest academic achievement.