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Xi Psi leader juggles activites, prepares for graduation

Xi Psi leader juggles activites, prepares for graduation

JOEL KEMEGUE, Evergreen reporter

November 20, 2019

Pre-nursing and human development major Nailah Kent serves as president of the Xi Psi chapter of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority, one of the co-chairs of VIBES, music technician for Krimson Kouture, and mentor to 22 freshmen through Multicultural Student Services. She is also a member of the Black...

Local DJ makes plans for musical expansion

Local DJ makes plans for musical expansion

MADDY BEAN, Evergreen reporter

November 13, 2019

From classical to trap music, graduate student and DJ, Anton Radke, has been stretching his musical muscles since he was a child. Now, he is looking forward to the concerts, gigs and friends he will encounter in the future with his DJ prowess. Radke, who spent his first 14 years in Alaska playing...

Orchestra festival to train, recruit high school musicians

Orchestra festival to train, recruit high school musicians

SYDNEY BROWN, Evergreen reporter

November 6, 2019

From staff reports Guest conductors and a renowned viola soloist will share their knowledge with orchestra players from high schools in Washington during the WSU Orchestra Festival this Friday. Starting at 8 a.m., students who play instruments will play in a workshop-style session. Viola soloist Mitsuru ...

Band bends, blends musical genres for fun

Band bends, blends musical genres for fun

MINDY MALONE, Evergreen reporter

October 22, 2019

The musicians of Rice are used to bending the rules. Ryan McKinley, Grant Howard and Carson Garland, natives to the Tri-Cities area, formed their band Rice in 2017. Howard and Garland were already in a band together, playing bass and drums, respectively. They found out Ryan could play guitar, sing...

Hallowed Oak develops indie-rock sound

Hallowed Oak develops indie-rock sound

ANNA YOUNG, Evergreen reporter

October 22, 2019

The Bayou looms in the dark, its front porch set with a single chair and light illuminating the window. A large animal skull watches Highway 8 from its post on the wall next to the door, and a tree looms over the dirt-and-grass parking lot on the side of the farmhouse. Winding through the house past...

Music student prepares for senior recital, reflects on time at WSU

Music student prepares for senior recital, reflects on time at WSU

MADDY BEAN, Evergreen reporter

October 15, 2019

Alexander Lowe, biology student-turned-music performance major and percussionist, is ready to graduate after four years. This is his last semester here at WSU, and Lowe has major plans to follow his love of music — wherever it takes him. Lowe grew up in the Tri-Cities, Washington, and inherited...

Music school welcomes new jazz guitar faculty member

Music school welcomes new jazz guitar faculty member

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

October 8, 2019

The WSU School of Music welcomed one of its newest classical and jazz guitar faculty members this semester. Gabe Condon will start in August. “Everybody has just been very welcoming and I really like the community that’s in the [WSU] School of Music,” Condon said. Condon grew up in Penfield,...

Latin band just wants to make you dance

Latin band just wants to make you dance

MADDY BEAN, Evergreen reporter

October 1, 2019

Latin Jazz Band is one of WSU’s many specialized bands, and it is one with a long history. After scares of disbanding, it has been saved this year by saxophonist, flute player and WSU music professor Horace Alexander Young. Young originally formed the Latin Jazz Band at WSU during his time teaching...

Symphony to hold first concert of year tomorrow

Symphony to hold first concert of year tomorrow

MADDY BEAN, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2019

The WSU Symphony Orchestra will perform several favorite orchestral pieces including a tuba concerto performed by master’s student Duncan Titus on Thursday. Titus, who is in the second year of getting his Master of Arts in music performance, will be playing his first solo of this scale, he said. “It’s...

Local music group combines odd instruments

Local music group combines odd instruments

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2019

Moscow band Traffyk Jam started as one man’s idea to make money at the Moscow Farmers Market. “We threw ‘Traffyk Jam’ out there because of the scene of musicians sitting out in the street and playing music,” said Moscow resident Connor Bruce, the musician who started the group. Bruce...

Student carries family music tradition

Student carries family music tradition

MINDY MALONE, Evergreen reporter

September 24, 2019

Music has been the beating heart of Meg Tolley’s life since she was young. Meg Tolley, a master’s student at WSU, will perform tomorrow with the WSU Symphony Orchestra. Post-graduation life lies not too far in front, and her journey has been long in the making. Her mother, Susan Tolley, was...

Choreographer brings dancers together

Choreographer brings dancers together

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

September 17, 2019

In April, three local friends joined forces at Etsi Bravo to showcase their unique style of ballroom vogue dancing for the first time. Now they’re looking forward to more performances together. “We’re just a group of friends having fun, expressing ourselves as queer men,” said Bryan Ramirez,...

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