The Lambda Nu Chapter of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (PMA) fraternity hosted a concert on May 10 to honor one of their members that passed away due to Leukemia. Isaac Ashton passed away back in January, and the brothers wanted to honor him by paying tribute with music.
TCNJ Musical Theatre (TMT) performed a Cabaret on April 27. This event featured their members giving solo performances to a very specific theme — all the music performed was tied in some way to Disney.
The a cappella group, i-Tunes, performed their annual spring concert, i-Cabaret, on YouTube in a creative way to showcase the talent of the group while social distancing. The live showing on April 23 featured solos and duets. Alexandra Vargas, a sophomore early childhood education and English dual major hosted the event along with Ryan McLaughlin, a junior and co-musical director of i-Tunes.
To celebrate the senior class, a website has been made to showcase all of the projects created by senior graphic design majors. The website, titled “the odds,” alludes to all the challenges the students have overcome as well as all the various projects and career interests they have.
Normally, Sundays in April are very busy for those in the music building. Sunday afternoons and evenings used to have crowds of people entering Mayo Concert Hall to attend senior recitals. The visitor parking lots would be full, no matter the weather. The lobby would be tightly packed as people waited for the door to open to find the perfect seat. But since the pandemic, things look a little bit different.
CUB hosted a virtual spring concert featuring two groups, opening with Josie Dunne and closing with Two Friends. The event was live streamed using the platform Looped on March 24. These performers brought heartwarming and exciting music to share with the students. After the performance, students were treated to a Q&A session with Two Friends.
The College Union Board (CUB) hosted the founder of a nonprofit group that promotes awareness and safety for people that have epilepsy on Mar. 17 at 8:30 p.m. The nonprofit group focuses specifically on the music industry since a lot of the live shows can involve lights or sets that could trigger a reaction.
The College held a panel discussion with faculty members about the events that transpired on Jan. 6 at the Capitol. The discussion was moderated by President Foster and focused on evaluating the insurrection attempt. This is the second of three discussion panels aimed to examine and evaluate what happened on that day.
Right now, the music education majors at the College have mixed feelings. Seniors are relieved that student teaching is over, and that they have completed it. Juniors are worried about student teaching since it will be so close to when they graduate.
Students gasped in amazement at the show provided by the College Union Board (CUB) on Mar. 2. The performer used a combination of magic and psychology to read minds, change the colors of cards and save a turtle.
A green guitar and a microphone is all you need. It might help to have a favorite spot where you live where you feel most comfortable recording and just making music. This is what one rising song writer does after being featured on WSTR, the College’s radio station.