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Music workshop holds faculty concert

POSTED AT 07:38 PM ON Jul. 16, 2008 

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The College Audition Preparation Faculty Concert will kick off the week-long CAP workshop 7 p.m Sunday in Ford Hall.

“It is a great concert,” said Alain Barker, the Jacobs School of Music director of marketing and publicity. “There will be a lot of wonderful music by the Jacobs School of Music Faculty.”

CAP is geared toward high school juniors and seniors who are looking to enter a college of music, said Director of the CAP Workshop and Jacobs School of Music faculty member M. Dee Stewart.

Auditions are one of the most important aspects of a musician’s profession to perfection, Stewart said.

“Their whole life hangs on that pivotal point in their careers,” said Stewart.

Barker compared the audition process to gymnastics. He said there are set exercises the musicians need to master and it takes many years to conquer the audition process.

“Talented students are coming from around the country to learn the skill to auditioning,” Barker said.

The CAP workshop will feature lessons with Jacobs School of Music faculty, mock auditions and discussions about career options.

“The workshop will demonstrate certain styles or goals that (students) might aspire to,” Stewart said.

The Sunday Faculty Concert will include several solos by IU Jacobs School of Music faculty members. These performances include Howard Klug on the clarinet, Daniel Perantoni on the tuba and Kathryn Lukas on the flute.

“It is one of the most exciting nights of the year,” Stewart said. “You never get a mixture like that, especially at that level.”

IU students are able to appreciate the programs offered by the Jacobs school.

“It is pretty cool to know that we go to one of the top music schools in the nation,” IU sophomore Leslie Evans said.

Students will get their chance to perform, 7 p.m, Monday in Ford Hall. The concert is called IU Students Perform for CAP.

“It is the same idea as the faculty concert and just as diverse,” Stewart said.

The CAP faculty and student concerts are free and open to the public.

“The material is audience friendly,” Stewart said.

 

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