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Mercer musicians prepare for historic Carnegie Hall performance

Mercer musicians prepare for historic Carnegie Hall performance

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer
February 18
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Multimedia, Music, Showcase

“We are very excited that our students are going to have the opportunity to perform in one of the greatest concert venues in the world,” said David Keith, Dean of the Townsend School of Music.

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First ever Koncert for Kids brings Mercer music to downtown Macon

First ever Koncert for Kids brings Mercer music to downtown Macon

Will Darragh, Staff Writer
February 9
Filed under City, Music, News

At the Koncert for Kids event, four Mercer artists performed, and audience members were asked to donate to charity by putting pocket money into the bucket of their favorite artist.

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J. Cole impresses with the same “Ville Mentality”

J. Cole impresses with the same “Ville Mentality”

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer
February 9
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews, Showcase

Cole has been described as one of the most captivating artists in the industry due to his impressive lyricism and passionate topics.

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One Last Ride for Phife Dawg and The Tribe

One Last Ride for Phife Dawg and The Tribe

Jabril Edmondson, Contributing Writer
February 5
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

"A Tribe Called Quest has graced us with one final album in a period in which rap has completely changed."

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Townsend School of Music to host annual homecoming Kaleidoscope Concert

Townsend School of Music to host annual homecoming Kaleidoscope Concert

Kyle Mullins, Staff Writer
November 2
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The Townsend School of Music will host its annual Kaleidoscope Concert on homecoming day, Nov. 5, in Fickling Hall. Various departments of the music school such as the organ, opera, and jazz departments will all be performing acts in different sections of the auditorium beginning at 11 a.m. David...

Mercer Wind Ensemble revs up for concerts in November

Mercer Wind Ensemble revs up for concerts in November

Elliot James, Staff Writer
November 1
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The Mercer University Wind Ensemble is preparing for back-to-back concerts with middle Georgia high schools in early November. The concerts, titled “Macon Music Across Middle Georgia,” will feature high school-level instrumentalists from Fayetteville and Warner Robins. Mercer instrumentalists will ...

Mercer University announces student of the year award

Mercer University announces student of the year award

Ireal James, Contributing Writer
April 28
Filed under Campus, Music

Devanshi Patel was awarded SGA’s Student of the Year 2016. Patel, who is from Charlotte, North Carolina, said she was grateful to receive the honor at the Student Leadership Awards, which were held Tuesday,  April 19.   “It’s a really big honor, and I really appreciate everyone who went out and ...

5/4 Music Space to empower Macon Musicians

5/4 Music Space to empower Macon Musicians

Ireal James, Staff Writer
April 14
Filed under City, Music, News

The 5/4 Management Group, who recently launched 5/4 Music Space on Walnut Street in Macon, Georgia, is seeking artists who are interested in enhancing their musical talents in a major way. 5/4 Management Group is a team of music professionals who collaborate to serve the developmental needs of new ...

Dr. Ian Altman to perform next as part of the Joan Stockstill Godsey Concert Series

Dr. Ian Altman to perform next as part of the Joan Stockstill Godsey Concert Series

Blossom Onunekwu, Contributing Writer
March 30
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

Students of Mercer’s Townsend School of Music are given opportunities throughout the year to hear musicians from around the world perform and attend master classes conducted by the visiting artists. This series, the Joan Stockstill Godsey Concert Series, is a result of one of many long-lasting mon...

Mercer Wind Ensemble to perform ‘April Showers Bring Musical Flowers’

Mercer Wind Ensemble to perform ‘April Showers Bring Musical Flowers’

Elliot James, Staff Writer
March 30
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The Mercer Wind Ensemble is teaming up with Westside and Central High schools for a special concert Tuesday, April 12. The concert will be held at Central High School’s auditorium. It will begin at 7:30 p.m., and admission is free and open to the public. The concert has been titled “April ...

Bear Day Brass concert to change location to Fickling Hall

Bear Day Brass concert to change location to Fickling Hall

Elliot James, Staff Writer
March 30
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music

The Mercer Brass Choir concert that is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 8 — titled Bear Day Brass — has been moved from the McCorkle Music Building patio to Fickling Hall inside the music building. This event is free and open to the public. “It will be bombastic,” said Douglas Hill, Mercer professor ...

Mercer Artist: Denzel Washington, composer

Ireal James, Contributing Writer
January 28
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Mercer Artist, Music

Born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in the small community of Waycross, Georgia, Denzel Washington always had big musical aspirations. But it was not always clear what career he wanted to pursue in the field. Now a junior at Mercer majoring in music with a minor in Christianity, Washington’s musical...

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