School of Music planning a week of celebration
November 25, 2014
PLAINVIEW -- Wayland Baptist University’s School of Music has a full week of activities planned for Dec. 1-5, and is inviting the community to join in the celebration.
The week will open on Monday, Dec. 1, when the School holds a special announcement concerning the All-Steinway Initiative. Wayland has been working on the initiative for the past three years. The special announcement will take place at 2 p.m. in Harral Auditorium’s Miller Recital Hall. The public is invited to attend.
Monday night, Dr. Kimberly Brown, Associate Professor of Vocal Studies, will perform in a faculty recital in Harral at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
Dr. Brown will perform a number of pieces from composers Claude Debussy, Félix Fourdrain, Franz Schubert, Landon Ronald and more. She will be accompanied by Dr. Richard Fountain, Associate Professor of Collaborative Piano.
On Thursday, Dec. 4, Dr. Anthony King, Assistant Professor of Music and Associate Director of Bands and Applied Percussion, will take the stage in Harral for an instrumental recital. His performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
The School of Music will wrap up its busy week at 7:30 Friday night, Dec. 5, hosting the annual American Family Christmas program. The program will feature the Wayland Symphonic Wind Ensemble, the Wayland Singers and the International Choir. The Wind Ensemble is under the direction of Mr. Timothy S. Kelley, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Instrumental Studies. Wayland Singers are under the direction of Dr. Debra Buford, Professor of Choral Music Education. Dr. Hyung Chae, Director of Choral Studies and Church Music, will lead the International Choir. The groups will be accompanied by Dr. Gary Belshaw, Professor of Music Composition and the University Organist.
Admission to the American Family Christmas concert is free and open to the public.