Student Recitals — Tuesday, March 5 & Thursday, March 7 @ 12:30 p.m. in Bryant Hall (SL)

  CPCC’s own! — our music students will present two mid-term recitals on Tuesday, March 5 & Thursday, March 7 @ 12:30 p.m. in Bryant Hall (SL 101) on the central campus.

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Guitar and Piano duo to perform, Thurs., Feb. 28 @ 12:30 p.m.

photo of matthew cataldi    Radford University faculty, Drphoto of Dr. Trent. Matthew Cataldi and Dr. Robert Trent, will present a guitar & piano recital on Thursday, Feb. 28th @ 12:30 p.m. in Tate Hall (Overcash) on the central campus of CPCC

 

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Classical guitarist, Dr. Elliott Frank, to perform on Thurs., Feb. 21 @ 12:30 p.m. in Tate Hall

Dr. Elliott Frank, director of guitar studies at East Carolina University, has been described as having … “that rare combination of scholarship and artistry. His clean and flawless technique combined with a careful attention to detail and expression, make his playing vibrant, intelligent and captivating.”

Recital to be held in Tate Hall-Overcash on the central campus of CPCC.  It is free and all are invited.

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Bechtler Ensemble to perform on Thursday, 2/14 @ 12:30 in Tate Hall

The Bechtler Ensemble will be featured in a chamber music concert on Thursday, Feb. 14 @ 12:30 in Tate Hall, Overcash, on the CPCC central campus.   It is free and open to the public.

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The “Stage Door”

The “Stage Door” is no different than the “Classroom Door” 

Fundamentals of Music (MUS111) students take “Center Stage” in their first Major Music Exam during the 3rd week of September.  Dr. Tom Moncrief, Department of Music part-time music faculty member wore his concert tuxedo to illustrate how similar the “performance” in the classroom was to the “performance” in the Concert Hall.  The word “performance” is used in many contexts, such as a student’s’ “performance” in the class and a musician’s “performance” in concert.  This use of the same word is deliberate, because one must take the same attitudes and work ethics for maximum achievement in both.   

When learners can directly relate experiences/learning from one discipline to the next, their cognitive thinking skills increase and we are able to solve problems faster.  When one applies this direct relationship to anything that is presented in front of them, they will soon reap the “ovations” for their accomplishment.  As a student, Moncrief performed at a very high level in music courses and struggled in disciplines outside music (Science and Math).  However, a revelation came to him that because of his strength in music, he was approaching the music courses differently than the core academic courses.  When he was able to approach the “classroom door” with the same attitudes and discipline as the “stage door,” success in all areas began to come readily available.

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Thanks to UNCC Dance and Music Departments

Many thanks to the faculty of the UNCC Dance and Music Departments for inviting CPCC music and dance majors to attend their Fall Dance concert featuring new works by several local composers including UNCC faculty John Allemeier, Winthrop faculty Mark Lewis, and CPCC faculty Craig Bove. The CPCC music and dance department faculty and students greatly appreciate the opportunity.

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CPCC Music Department Graduate receives TOP Award

 Annabelle Lusk, recipient of the AFA in Music from CPCC, has recently received the TOP University of South Carolina School of Music International Travel Grant award to Italy for study this summer.  Congratulations to Annabelle.

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Harp, Oboe, and Voice Recital

Please join the CPCC Music Department at 1230pm Monday, March 6th 2017 in Tate Hall for a recital featuring CPCC harpist Christine Leimer with guest oboist Bo Newsome and tenor Broadus Hamilton.

Admission is free

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Jazz at CPCC

Please join the CPCC Music Department in welcoming Two Days of Jazz at 1230pm on Wednesday Nov 16 and at 1230pm Thursday Nov 17 directed by CPCC faculty member Bill Hanna.

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Matt Postle and Troy Conn

Many thanks to Matt Postle and Troy Conn for today’s jazz duet performance.

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