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Voice student Jareth Gaddis helps to celebrate rebirth and renewal through music16th April 2020

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–In a haunting and memorable ceremony, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz led the Easter Vigil at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Louisville, Kentucky. Due to the ever-expanding spread of COVID-19 and state restrictions on public gatherings, the expansive Cathedral was empty except for a handful of readers and celebrants. But it …

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IU Southeast Concert Choir invited to sing at Indiana Music Education Association conference13th November 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–For the first time in its history, the IU Southeast Concert Choir has been invited to perform at a state conference. In January, the choir will sing at the Indiana Music Education Association (IMEA) conference, to be held in Fort Wayne, Indiana. To win the invitation, the choir was selected …

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A/Tonal to perform at 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville7th November 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–The contemporary music ensemble A/Tonal, co-founded by Erich Stem, associate professor of music at IU Southeast and the group’s composer-in-residence, will perform a free concert at 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville on Sunday, November 10, at 7 p.m. It’s music like you’ve never seen it before. That’s right: seen. A/Tonal …

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Music by David Neville, IU Southeast composition student, receives world premiere31st October 2019

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)–On November 15, the IU Southeast Concert Band will perform a new piece that tells the story of the 96th U.S. Infantry Division, a celebrated Army unit that served in such crucial Second World War battles as Leyte Gulf and the invasion of Okinawa. The work, “Remember the Deadeyes,” by …

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Jeramy Nichols reveals secrets of sight-singing in published article11th October 2017

By Steven Krolak (NEW ALBANY, Ind.)—Close your eyes and listen to a piece of choral music. As a listener, you revel in pure sound. But for the performers, all that pristine audio is the product of a lot of visual training that starts with sight-singing, what you might call “reading music cold.” The ways and …

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