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Entertainment Briefs

Recital held by NE music department

The NE Campus music department will hold its annual Honors Recital April 24.

The recital will be at 7:30 p.m. in College Hall (NCAB 1111).

NE Campus music faculty who teach private lessons nominate students to audition for the recital. Nominated students often have their selections polished and memorized and already have considerable performing experience, said music department chair Karen Parsons.

Parsons said that during auditions, students perform for an area music professional not connected to TCC.

“The judge will select students who are the most prepared, follow the composer’s score and can pull the piece off in a musical manner,” she said. “For singers, diction and breath control are a few areas to be considered.

“Overall, the judge will be looking for musicianship and great performance skills. The art of performing entails everything from stage entry, audience communication, music presentation, etc.”

Parsons said that the music department tries to offer music majors the same freshman and sophomore experience offered by area universities.

“The annual Honors Recital is just one of those important experiences,” she said. “Students can use this award as a résumé builder for the university applications as well as future job applications.”

—Miranda Workman

Guitarists perform in April 25 program 

The talents of NE Campus guitar students will be on display April 25 when the NE Guitar Ensemble Concert takes stage.

Sixteen students will present seven songs from various artists at 8 p.m. in NSTU Center Corner.

The group is led by music adjunct instructor Jan Ryberg, who said the students have prepared and rehearsed all semester.

Ryberg said he is already thinking of next year’s concert. He’s planning a class for summer, hoping to attract students who will eventually become Guitar Ensemble members.

“The class is for all levels and will cover a variety of guitar basics from finger-picking to learning scales and chords.” he said. “This class is for people who are beginning and for people who have been playing but want to learn more. It’s for everyone.”

—Hector Luna

Dance competition to be held on NW As part of its biannual event, the NW Campus dance program will host Northwest … Can You Dance? April 26.

During the competition, participants will perform in front of two to four judges from the TCC community who will give feedback.

“This is a chance for TCC students, faculty and staff to create dances and show off their dance moves,” NW dance associate professor Lacreacia Sanders said.

Participants can choose from any genre of dance and perform as a solo, a duet or with a group.

Northwest … Can You Dance? will be 11:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the NW Dance Studio (WHPE 1103).

The cost is free, and the event is open to the public. Guests do not need to RSVP, but competitive participants must register at or call 817-515-7692.

—Derrick Chavez

NE music students take part in concertContinuing a tradition eight years in the making, NE students will perform in the annual Music Majors Concert for the Sonata Club.

“It’s really a thank you to the members of the Sonata Club for all they’ve done for TCC students,” said music instructor/department chair Karen Parsons.

The Sonata Club was formed in 1958 by music lovers in the general area of Hurst, Euless, Bedford and North Richland Hills, said Sonata Club member and former TCC student Anne Wilson-Stanberry.

“[Members] had a variety of musical skills and shared the philosophy that music should be available in the community and enjoyed by everyone,” she said.

The music lovers worked on many fundraising events to provide scholarships for deserving music students at the University of North Texas, Texas Christian University and the University of Texas at Arlington, Wilson-Stanberry said.

“In recent years, all scholarships from the Sonata Club are awarded to students at TCC-NE,” she said.

So, to show appreciation to the members of the Sonata Club, students perform once a year at the Music Majors Concert, Parsons said.

“Students taking private lessons are chosen to perform,” she said. “Teachers come and give recommendations based on who they think will have a piece polished by the time the concert comes around.”

The performance will take place at 10 a.m. April 19 in College Hall (NCAB 1111).

—Hayley Morrison



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