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Vocalist prepares for recital

September 18, 2013

Senior Emily Roach has been singing since she was 12 years old: By Signe Trewyn   Emily Roach is preparing to take the stage for the moment she’s worked toward her entire college career: her senior recital. Roach, a music major, began taking voice lessons when she was 12 years old...

‘First option’ is all senior music major needed

‘First option’ is all senior music major needed

February 6, 2013

  When Raquel Bruening was in fourth grade, she decided to play clarinet without giving any thought to another instrument. Bruening stuck by the decision and is getting ready for one of the biggest performances in her career: her senior recital at UW-Whitewater. Bruening, a Music Education...

Two music students prepare for upcoming senior recitals

April 11, 2012

This week, music students will celebrate the culminations of their undergraduate careers. Ryan White White is a baritone singer. Baritones have the second lowest male vocal range and are defined by their deep voice. White said he has been singing for basically his whole life. “I started my first...

Roberson to perform in first solo concert featuring the trombone

February 8, 2012

Senior Riley Roberson will perform a solo concert featuring the trombone in an upcoming student recital, which will take place at 3 p.m. Feb. 12 in the Light Recital Hall. Roberson said he has been playing trombone for 12 years. The upcoming student recital will be Roberson’s first solo con...

Two students overcome stage fright to perform their senior recitals

November 18, 2011

Standing in front of an audience is never easy, but for senior clarinetists Brittany Nimmer and Emily Baumgart, it is something they must get used to doing. Both Nimmer and Baumgart will be performing for family, fellow students and professors during their solo student recitals this week. “I’ve...

Quick decision influences life of music

October 15, 2011

Nancy Hart, like all of us, has made a lot of seemingly insignificant choices in her lifetime. For Hart, one decision that didn’t seem very important at the time has turned out to be extremely significant. “When I was in fifth grade, I started band,” Hart said. “I actually didn’t ...

Love of music spurs saxophonist

October 5, 2011

Emily Van Veen’s senior recital is coming up soon, and even though she had a relatively late start playing the saxophone, it’s been on her mind since she was still in diapers. “I’ve been interested in the saxophone for a long time ,” Van Veen said. “When I was two, I had a toy sax that...

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