Auditions for new music majors, Fri. Nov. 20 @ 3 p.m.

Auditions for new music majors will be held (via Zoom) on Friday, Nov. 20, beginning at 3 p.m.  Please prepare one piece of music that best represents your current skill level.  Also, for a more successful audition experience, please do a test run of your performance on your phone/iPad/laptop/droid, with a friend, to make sure your equipment presents you well, without buffering and distortion.

Contact to schedule an audition time.

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All concerts have been cancelled for the remainder of the semester

With a heavy heart, we announce that all concerts have been cancelled for the remainder of the semester.  To the students and faculty members of the cast and crew for the opera, “Cosi fan Tutte” and the Violins of Hope concerts, thank you for the many, many hours of preparation and hard work you gave to these projects.

“Success is a journey, not a destination…..The doing is often more important than the outcome.” (Arthur Ashe)

For those of you that were attending concerts for class credit, please check with your instructors for concert video links that will be posted on Blackboard within the next few weeks.

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Student recitals this week: Tues. 3/3 & Thurs. 3/5 @ 12:30 p.m. in SL 101

Come and enjoy a variety of musical styles and instruments as CPCC’s own music students take the stage for the mid-term recitals on Tues. 3/3 & Thurs. 3/5 @ 12:30 p.m. in Sloan 101.

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Meister Werks-Phantharmonium — Thurs. 2/27 @ 12:30 p.m. in SL 101

Be prepared for a unique musical experience with faculty and raconteur, Dr. Christopher Meister, as he discusses his string octet Phantharmonium.  He will touch upon its genesis, as well as the compositional processes and procedures employed in the piece.

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Country music meets Jazz — a faculty lecture recital Thurs. 2/20 @ 12:30 p.m. (rescheduled for fall of 2020)

Although seemingly opposites, jazz and country music have both emerged as quintessential symbols of American music. CPCC music faculty, Dr. Postle and Dr. Ogburn, will examine how these two forms of American music have intersected and influenced one another over time.

This Thursday, 2/20 @ 12:30 p.m. in Bryant Hall/SL 101

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Faculty recital: new love songs — Thurs. Feb. 13 @ 12:30 p.m. Tate Hall

Just in time for Valentine’s — join us for a recital by CPCC’s own music faculty featuring new love songs.   Thursday, Feb. 13 @ 12:30 p.m. in Tate Hall/Overcash.

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Bechtler Ensemble to perform Thurs. Feb. 6 @ 12:30 p.m. in Tate Hall, Overcash

Come and enjoy an hour of wonderful chamber music this Thursday, 2/6 @ 12:30 p.m., in Tate Hall, as the Bechtler Ensemble returns to present a concert of piano trio music.  Leonora Leggatt, violinist/Cynthia Lawing, pianist/ and cellist Tanja Bechtler will be the featured musicians.   Included on the program will be an opportunity to hear a rarely-performed work by the Armenian composer, Arno Babjanian.

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Duo piano recital, Thurs. Jan. 30 @ 12:30 p.m. in Sloan 101

Former instructor Beverly Russell and music student Darin Kennedy will present a two piano recital on Thursday, January 30th at 12:30 pm in Bryant Hall  of the  Sloan-Morgan building.  The program will include etudes from  Six Studies in Canonic Form for Two Pianos, Op. 56  by Robert Schumann/Debussy, the Petite Suite of Claude  Debussy and Sonata for Piano Four Hands by Francis  Poulenc.

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Welcome to 2020 and a new semester of events!

As we begin a new decade and a new semester, please check this site often — under the “CPCC MUSIC PERFORMANCE” drop-down menu and click on the “Concerts and Events” tab to stay updated on all our events and activities in the Music Department.

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Final week of concerts!

There are two concert opportunities for everyone this final week of the semester:

Monday, Dec. 2 @ 1:30 p.m. in Tate Hall (2nd floor of Overcash) — the CPCC Chorus will present a holiday-themed concert with special guests, Daniel Cornejo, cello and Christine Leimer, harp.

Tuesday, Dec. 3 @ 12:30 p.m. in Sloan 101 — the final applied student recital.   There will be lots of variety:  guitars, piano, singing, winds and brass.


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