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Alumni return for evening of music

Alumni return for evening of music
Melissa Stahly, soprano, sings “Donde Lieta,” with Eunyong Sohng playing piano, in the University Chapel for the Music Department Alumni Recital. Stahly, who completed her bachelor’s degree in music at La Verne, has performed in many choirs and has also performed in the opera “The Medium.” Sohng graduated from La Verne as a major with an emphasis in piano and works as a music tutor for... 

‘The Soloist’ encourages creativity

Brittany Lawrence Staff Writer The University of La Verne’s music department present “The Soloist” featuring Dennis Trembly and Grace Xia Zhao, at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 30 in the Campus Center Ballroom A. The small concert had a great turn out and a simple set up, consisting of a minimal number of empty seats and a large piano in the center of the stage, or just simply the front of the room. Together... 

Founders Auditorium gets revamped

Founders Auditorium gets revamped
Founders Hall Auditorium will be renamed the Ann and Steve Morgan Auditorium after its renovation is complete in the spring. The majority of those who donated money for the renovation required that it be renamed as a condition of their donation. / photo by Warren Bessant Michael Phillips LV Life Editor This January the University of La Verne will unveil the renovated Founders Auditorium. Completion... 

Calhoun looks to strengthen choir

Calhoun looks to strengthen choir
James Calhoun, the new director of choral activities, said he hopes to promote a thriving choir by giving it stability and focus. He has played the piano since he was a young child and worked as an organist for the oldest African American congregation in Southern California for 24 years. /Photo by Warren Bessant Jason D. Cox Staff Writer The music department hopes new choir director James Calhoun... 

Gratz jazz band entertains crowd

Gratz jazz band entertains crowd
Monday night’s jazz show featured Reed Gratz, professor of music, and his band of La Verne alumni musicians. Nine jazz compositions featured were all written by Gratz. The Jane Dibbell Cabaret Theater was filled with standing-room-only for the performance./ photo by Jakeh Landrum Marilyn Mejia Staff Writer Jazz was in the air on Monday as Professor of Music Reed Gratz played the piano alongside... 

Happenings

‘The Soloist’ Students are invited to attend “The Soloist: Celebrating Beeth­oven and Virtuoso Double Bass” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Ludwick Conference Center. Dennis Trembly, the principal bassist for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Grace Xia Zhao, a university artist-in-residence, will perform. Harris Gallery Seth Kaufman’s solo exhibit on display until Oct. 14 at the... 

Chamber Music class provides entertainment

Jose Hernandez Staff Writer Sounds of the Americas were heard last Friday afternoon in the University Chapel as the Chamber Music class provided entertainment from vocal to instrumental performances as part of their Spring recital. The performance, hosted by the ULV Music Department and music fraternity Mu Phi Epsilon, featured an array of selections that involved the students and some faculty members... 

Choir spreads the Christmas spirit

Dan Sayles Sports Editor On a chilly Saturday evening at the Church of the Brethren in La Verne, the University of La Verne’s music department hosted a Christmas concert with choir and instruments in an Antonio Vivaldi performance. “It was a great, heartwarming performance,” said Jonathan Reed, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, who attended the performance. The concert was held inside... 

West African Drum Ensemble brings full house

Traditional rhythms are explored in the drumming group’s performance. Marla Bahloul Arts Editor Crowds gathered in the Dailey Theatre to witness Steve Biondo’s musical masterpiece, the West African Drum Ensemble as they entertained students Wednesday. The music department brought together both drumming classes to make this event possible and explored the traditional rhythms of what was once... 

The Reed Gratz Band plays in the Campus Center

The Reed Gratz Band plays in the Campus Center
The Reed Gratz Band performed an intimate concert Friday night in the ballroom of the Campus Center. Gratz played the piano, accompanied by Andrew Ford on bass, Mike Bennett on the drums and Steve Biondo on percussion. Gratz is professor of music; Ford graduated from La Verne in 1982; Bennett graduated in 2004. Biondo is the music department coordinator and founder and director of the West African... 
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