NWC News Desk

NWC Music Department hosts full schedule of concerts in April

Posted April 18, 2018
By NWC News Desk

The Northwest College Music Department is hosting a varied blend of concerts throughout the end of April.

To kick off the upcoming performances, under the direction of Jeff Troxel and Matt Devitt, the Guitar and Percussion Ensemble concert is slated for Monday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in the Nelson Performing Arts Auditorium.

This evening performance includes a variety of musical styles from jazz and classical to folk and world music. In addition to the ensembles, there will also be individual guitar performances, as well as NWC music faculty guest artists Maureen Akin, violin instructor; Alex Nauman, adjunct instructor; and Brennan Baglio, coordinator of music and director of choirs.

The second concert set to take place Tuesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. is Jazz Night in the Nelson Performing Arts Auditorium. Under the direction of Baglio, the NWC Studio Singers will perform classic jazz standards, as well as some original music and new takes on pop and R&B tunes.

In addition, NWC Jazz Bands I and II will share a variety of jazz charts from top composers and arrangers including genres such as rock, Latin, swing and ballads.

Third on the agenda is the Trombones with Friends Recital Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. in the Hinckley Library Amphitheater. Under the direction of NWC Low Brass Instructor Rick Parmer, brass players from around the Big Horn Basin will come together to perform a diverse blend of classics.

To wrap up the series of performances, the Concert Band and Concert Choir, directed by Craig Olson and Baglio respectively, will present a variety of high-energy pieces such as “Burn” by Roland Burrell, as well as contemporary choral works including “Go Lovely Rose” and “Prelude to Peace” by Z. Randall Stroope.

This event gets underway Monday, April 30, at 7 p.m. in the Nelson Performing Arts Auditorium.

Admission to all performances is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Senior Office Assistant Diana Gwynn at diana.gwynn@nwc.edu or 307-754-6425.