News Release

Dalton State to Present Array of Musical Programs This Spring

April 4, 2015

Dalton State SingersMembers of the Dalton State Singers, led by Adam Burnette, practice during class

From classical to contemporary to choral and everywhere in between, Dalton State College’s Concerts on Campus series has much to offer for those who love music of all sorts.

All concerts are free and open to the public and are sponsored by the Dalton State School of Liberal Arts.

The series continues with the Dalton/Whitfield Community Band in concert on Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m. at Northwest Whitfield High School, performing challenging and beautiful works for concert band, according to Ellie Jenkins, assistant professor of music.

The group will perform pieces including “Whistledown March” by Mike Harcrow, “Second Suite in F” by Gustav Holst, “Elsa’s Processional to the Cathedral” by Richard Wagner, “U.S. Field Artillery March” by John Philip Sousa, and many more.

“We have such a unique mixture of people – everything from professional musicians to serious high school students to adult amateurs who were inspired to play again by the formation of the band,” said Jenkins. “It’s a nice chemistry, and the Dalton State students form the binder right in the middle. Everyone in Dalton probably knows someone who plays in the band, but they may not realize what great music their friends and relatives are making.”

On Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m., the Dalton State Singers will make their debut in Goodroe Auditorium. Under the direction of Murray County native Adam Burnette, the singers will perform a wide variety of styles; from the early Renaissance to music written within the last 10 years.

“It has been a great privilege to work with Dalton State's very first choral ensemble,” said Burnette. “I have been continually impressed by the dedication and effort put forth by this exceptional group of students who are paving a bright, bold path for the newly formed music degree program that will begin in the fall.”

This year’s Concerts on Campus series will conclude with Dalton State’s Spring Campus Community Concert, set for Monday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m in Goodroe Auditorium. This is an annual concert featuring Dalton State students, faculty, and staff.

“I love this concert,” said Jenkins. “It’s a very casual mixture of every kind of music there is. There are no auditions, no applications. People just sign up to perform, and it always turns out to be this wonderful kaleidoscope of styles. You just never know what you’re going to hear, but you can count on it being fun.” For more information, contact (706) 272-2529.

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