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The student-run news site of Le Moyne College.

The Dolphin

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Career Advising & Development at Le Moyne
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Music department presents Music Faculty Showcase for Family Weekend

For the second year in a row, Le Moyne’s music department will put on a special performance for Family Weekend. The concert, which focuses mainly on classical music, will feature many of the department’s faculty, including director of music Travis Newton and assistant director of music Jocelyn Rauch.

“It’s important for us to show that we have scholarship,” Rauch said. “We’re learning and using our craft, so we can pass that information on to students. It’s the same as a philosophy professor who continues to write papers and give presentations on the subject.”

The concert will give viewers a chance to see musical combos not often seen on campus, including a string quartet (Newton with violin/viola instructor Kit Dodd, cello instructor Jackie Wogick and violinist Alyssa Blount) and a clarinet trio (Wogick, clarinet instructor John Flavor and piano instructor Amy Heyman).

“I’m hoping [viewers] will come out with a greater appreciation for different genres of music,” Rauch said. “A string quartet and a clarinet trio are not commonplace around here. It’s different, but it’s gonna be fun.”

Rauch herself will be singing several pieces, including Eva Cassidy’s version of “Fields of Gold” (with Ed Ruchalski on guitar) and two Brahms pieces for viola (Dodd), piano (Heyman) and mezzo.

“I’ve never sung opera for students,” she noted. “In fact, this is the first time I’m singing classical in front of them.”

Even though the faculty has had little time to work together, Rauch explains that their dedication to the craft will ultimately shine through.

“The musicians know what they’re doing and they can master pieces very quickly,” she said. “We were all performers first, then teachers. Our first love is performing.”

The Music Faculty Showcase will take place Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. in Grewen Auditorium.

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