Concert raises funds for University music scholarships
MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Department of Music will host the 13th annual Fall Fanfare concert Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. in Lovett Auditorium. The annual event raises money to fund scholarships for University music students and features the University orchestra, choirs, percussion ensemble, flute quartet, concert band, jazz combos, marching band and more.
Doors open at 1:30 p.m.; adult tickets are $10 while children 10 and under are admitted for $5.
“The music faculty is dedicated to helping its students, and this concert is one of the many ways to ensure this takes place,” said Professor of Music Dr. Stephanie Rea. “It’s very gratifying to see deserving students rewarded with music scholarships that we are able to offer as a result of the fundraising from this concert.”
The event will feature short works spanning the ages, from classical and traditional music to rock songs from the 1960s and 70s.
“This is the type of event that is loved by our regular concert goers as well as people of all ages who have never attended a music event,” said Rea.“There really is something for everyone at a show like this — it’s an event that people will want to mark on their calendars.”
“I love performing in the Fall Fanfare concert because the entire music department comes together and we get to share the stage,” said Bonnie Cross, a senior music major from Todd County, Kentucky. “When Racer Band plays the fight song at the end of the concert, there is a real sense of camaraderie and I’m always reminded of why I chose to be a Racer.”
The Department of Music features over 100 performances a year, nearly all of which are free. These include performances by students, faculty, and guest artists who are nationally and internationally recognized.
For more information about this event or the Department of Music, visit murraystate.edu/music.