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UC Music Students Perform and Receive Awards at Annual Honors Recital and Banquet


The UC students let down their “instruments and voices” after their end of the year recital for a group picture.

Williamsburg, KY – University of the Cumberlands (UC) Music department presented its annual Honors Recital and Banquet on April 30th, 2011 in the Nell Moore Recital and in the TJ Roberts Dining Hall. The recital served as an opportunity for specially selected instrumental and vocal students to perform for peers and honored guests. Awards and special recognition were served during the banquet, along with a specially prepared meal.

Each of the music faculty chose an outstanding student to perform for the Honors Recital. Included in the performance were : The Offering by Michael Buritt - performed by Jared Adams on marimba, Alleluja from Exsultate, Jubilate by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – performed by soprano Amanda Campbell, Air by Jacques Aubert – performed by Megan Brown on flute, Sonata for Trumpet and Piano by Eric Ewazen – performed by Justin Byrd on trumpet, Fair Robin I Love from Tartuffe – performed by soprano Kara Watkins, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Achille Debussy – performed by Michelle Kroger on flute, Autumn Evening by Roger Quilter from Four Songs, Op 14 – performed by tenor Micah Wolf, Allegro Moderato by Marco Bordogni from Vocalises – performed by Michael Kitts on trombone, and finally Duetto Buffo di due Gatti (Cat Duet) by Gioachino Rossini and performed by sopranos Kara Watkins and Amanda Campbell.

The Honors banquet featured a DVD picture and video show recapping the year along with the recognition of several award and scholarship winning students. During the awards presentation, Jared Adams (London, Ky) and Cheri Reed received awards for Outstanding Senior Music Majors, Casey Barnard (London, Ky) received the Phyllis Richardson Wood Scholarship, Micah Wolf (London, Ky) received the Gwynn Cornell Helping Hand Award and Samantha Robb (Louisville, Ky) received the Harold Wortman Memorial Scholarship. Special guests present at the banquet included one of the 2010-2011 Friends of Music patrons, Mrs. Marion Peterson; Mrs. Lois Wortman and her daughter Sharon, and UC Vice President of Student Services, Dr. and Mrs. Michael Colegrove.

Cumberlands’ Department of Music offers four degrees and three minors, both in Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts divisions. Students learn to understand musical concepts, acquire musical skills and develop positive attitudes toward arts advocacy. The facilities include two lecture rooms, nine studios, a rehearsal hall, 16 practice rooms, and a music education classroom complete with a variety of teaching series and multiple Orff instruments. Also included is the 150- seat recital hall, an electronic piano lab, a professional recording studio and a computer-assisted instruction laboratory.