Wayland Plans Contemporary Music Project

PLAINVIEW – The Department of Music at Wayland Baptist University will present a Contemporary Music Project at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, in the Miller Recital Hall at Harral Memorial Auditorium.

The event will feature Wayland students and faculty members performing music that has been written and composed since 1900. The performance will be followed by a reception and a formal question-and-answer session between the audience and the performers.

Division of Fine Arts Chairperson Dr. Ann Stutes said the project is an attempt to introduce more people to contemporary music.

“Listening to and appreciating music of this time period can be complicated when the audience is left on its own to absorb the performance,” Stutes said. “We hope that the introduction, program notes and the open discussion session will provide opportunities to share impressions, experiences and information about the music.”

The performance will include a multimedia presentation by Sarah Harrington of Cathy Berbian’s “Stipsody,” involving comic strips. There will also be trombone solos, piano solos, piano and clarinet duets and more. Wayland student Kelsie Jackson will serve as the master of ceremonies.

Admission is free and open to the public.