C-SC students selected to perform at Missouri Music Educators Convention
Thursday, January 19, 2012
CANTON, Mo. – Culver-Stockton College will be represented by seven selected students at the annual Missouri Music Educator State Convention in Osage Beach, Mo. The MMEA Convention, to be held Jan. 25-28, brings together music educators from across the state for workshops, performances and other events. In addition, the convention will feature a performance by the Missouri All-Collegiate Band. All-Collegiate band members are selected through a competitive process. Through this process, four Culver-Stockton College students were selected to perform with the ensemble and three students were selected to serve as alternates. “To be selected is one of the highest honors directors can bestow upon college musicians and it is an endorsement of their outstanding musicianship, high personal integrity, and is a positive representation of the school and the students,” commented Trent Hollinger, C-SC assistant professor of music. Those students selected to perform include, Chloee Dunham (flute), junior music major from Dawson, Ill.; Zachary Glover (bass clarinet), senior music education major from Fulton, Mo.; Hannah Kauffman (French horn), junior music education major from Festus, Mo.; and Derek Boren (baritone saxophone), freshman music major from Lee’s Summit, Mo. Culver-Stockton alternate selectees include, Kacey Kennedy (French horn), junior music education major from O’Fallon, Mo.; Levi Hudnut (tenor saxophone), sophomore music education major from Lewistown, Mo.; and Lydia Guerra (trombone), freshman music education major from Hillsboro, Mo. Professor Hollinger will accompany student performers and all C-SC music education majors to the convention.
In addition, Culver-Stockton College will be represented by a faculty performer. C-SC Professor of Music Tom Polett will perform during two separate sessions. The first performance will be a jazz director’s big band, “We play new arrangements and compositions in a reading session. This allows any music educator who attends to hear a broad array of new music that they may want to select for their groups,” explains Polett. “The group is comprised of professional jazz musicians from the entire state,” he continues. Polett will also play lead trombone during a two hour reception.
Culver-Stockton College regularly attends the Missouri Music Educators Convention, and is frequently represented by student and faculty performers. For more information, please contact the Division of Fine Arts at (573) 288-6346.
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