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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 16, 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 9, 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 2, 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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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 18, 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,...

Recital to showcase complex pieces

Recital to showcase complex pieces

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 2019

The WSU School of Music will host a recital featuring solo performances by a fourth-year percussionist from 4:10-5 p.m. Friday in the Kimbrough Concert Hall. Student Nick Theriault will perform a classical percussion repertoire, featuring 19th-century music pieces played on marimba, snare drum and...

Band puts ‘fun’ in ‘butt funk’

Band puts ‘fun’ in ‘butt funk’

ANNA YOUNG, Evergreen reporter

September 4, 2019

If you ask local band Street Couch what its one regret is, it’s that they don’t have a band member from Oregon. Drummer Keenan Wright, guitarist Eddie Rohosy, vocalist and frontman Kyle Harding and bassist McKenzie Miller, all WSU students, still come from all over the West Coast — Alaska, California,...

Hip-hop dance group forms bonds, entertains

Hip-hop dance group forms bonds, entertains

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

September 4, 2019

Krimson Kouture is gearing up for a fun year of hip-hop and majorette dance performances. The group, which is now in its third year, performs at events ranging from basketball games, to Greek banquets, to multicultural events, said Promise Calloway, the public relations officer of Krimson Kouture. Dancers...

Music professor retires after three decades

Music professor retires after three decades

EMMA LEDBETTER, Evergreen reporter

August 21, 2019

Wander inside Kimbrough Music Building on a given weekday and you’re bound to hear music from all types of instruments radiating out of different areas in the building. Choose your path wisely, and you may find yourself in front of the percussion practice room next to Professor David Jarvis’s...

Music festival will commence this weekend

Music festival will commence this weekend

TRINITY PIERCE, Evergreen reporter

February 28, 2019

The Festival of Contemporary Art Music will commence with its first concert this Thursday at 8 p.m. This will be the first of six, and the festival will take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Sandra Albers is the performing arts facilities coordinator for the school of music. This year, she...

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