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Education

November 18, 2013

UCO Melton Gallery features student concert

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma School of Music Student Leadership Ensembles will perform in concert as a part of UCO’s Melton Gallery Performance Series from 4-6 p.m. Thursday at the Melton Gallery, located in the Art and Design Building.          

The Melton Gallery Performance Series is a new initiative highlighting performance departments within the UCO College of Fine Arts and Design. All series performances are free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to come and go as they please and enjoy the light hors d’oevours and refreshments provided.      

The Student Leaderships Ensembles first originated in 2011 with the support of the Robert Glenn Rapp Foundation as an initiative that provides scholarships to exceptional student musicians who demonstrate leadership and serious efforts towards the advancement of their craft.

Within the leadership ensembles, students are responsible for choosing and rehearsing their own repertoire, developing their own program information and scheduling their own rehearsals and performance times. A School of Music faculty member coaches each ensemble.          

Ensembles performing in the concert include the Old North Reed Trio (violin, clarinet and piano), the Harmonia Winds Trio (clarinet, oboe and bassoon), the Central Sound Brass Quintet (two trumpets, trombone, horn and tube), the Vitali quartet (two violins, viola and cello) and the 3x2 Trio (violin, clarinet and piano).      

“Our students work hard to develop their musicianship through their study of chamber music,” said Dawn Lindblade. Central clarinet professor and coach of the Old North Trio.

“Our chamber groups regularly reach out to the community and the campus to share their talents. We hope you will join us to hear some fantastic chamber music at this concert.”

Exhibited in the Melton Gallery during the concert will be “Imagining Space: an Exhibition of Interior Design Student Work.” This exhibit features work from all courses and levels of current Central interior design students.          

For more information regarding the Melton Gallery and its performance series, visit www.uco.edu/cfad/melton-gallery/index.asp.

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