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Student artists showing work in performances and on display at Carroll Community, McDaniel colleges

Student artists showing work in performances and on display at Carroll Community, McDaniel colleges
Members of the McDaniel College Gospel Choir perform during a concert in Nov. 2016. The group's spring concert is upcoming on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 2 p.m. (Courtesy Photo / holterphoto.com)

There is still time to catch some of the end-of-semester showcases of student artists and performers at Carroll Community College and McDaniel College.

Offerings include jazz, gospel, visual art concert band and cinema, all free and open to the public over the coming days.

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Jazz Night at McDaniel College

Jazz Night with the McDaniel College Department of Music returns Thursday, May 9 at 7 p.m. in WMC Alumni Hall.

The popular tradition brings together classic big band swing, bebop, Latin, funk, jazz-rock, and classic blues under the direction of Tim Jenkins, who also arranged some of the concert selections.

McDaniel students and alumni make up the ensemble, and will be joined by Francis Scott Key High School student Patrick Rippeon.

One of the pieces in the repertoire is an original composition by the by The McDaniel College Jazz Ensemble. Other pieces include “Come To Baby Do,” “Palladium” and “Dream A Little Dream Of Me.” A more complete set list is available at calendar.mcdaniel.edu.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 410-857-2599.

A detail of "Decorating Cupcakes" by Samantha Lucas is part of a 2009 Senior Capstone Show. Works from this year's seniors are on display in the Rice Gallery until May 17.
A detail of "Decorating Cupcakes" by Samantha Lucas is part of a 2009 Senior Capstone Show. Works from this year's seniors are on display in the Rice Gallery until May 17. (Courtesy Photo / Pam Zappardino)
Senior Exhibition II

The second of two Senior Capstone Exhibitions at McDaniel College will be on display until May 17.

Graduating art and art history majors submitted pieces working in a range of media from two- and three-dimensional approaches to digital and new media.

The pieces are on display in the Rice Gallery in Peterson hall on the college’s campus.

McDaniel Cinema Showcase

Film lovers looking to survey the young talent coming out of Westminster can start at the McDaniel Cinema Showcase.

This annual event includes both documentary and fiction storytelling through film, all produced by students. These projects are the culminating project for each cinema student’s senior capstone.

The viewing takes place Thursday, May 9 at 7 p.m. in the Decker Auditorium within the Lewis Hall of Science.

The Department of Communication & Cinema presents the free and open to the public event. More information is available at www.mcdaniel.edu/cinema or by calling 410-857-2290.

McDaniel College Band Concert

The McDaniel College band is an ensemble of 50 made of students, faculty members, band alumni, and community musicians all under the direction of Linda Kirkpatrick.

Their set list is as diverse as their membership and features genres from classical to pops chosen by members of the band. This is a unique way to build a program, Kirkpatrick said in a news release from the college.

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Selections include Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever March,” Bernstein’s “Divertimento,” Lauridsen’s “O Magnum Mysterium,” and Pasek and Paul’s “Dear Evan Hansen.”

Kirkpatrick classifies “Divertimento” as the band’s most difficult work, and it features several soloists.

The McDaniel College’s Department of Music presents the concert Friday, May 10 at 7 p.m. in WMC Alumni Hall.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 410-857-2599.

The McDaniel College Gospel Choir Concert

The Gospel Choir of the McDaniel College Department of Music will perform their spring concert Saturday, May 11 at 2 p.m. in WMC Alumni Hall.

The choir is largely made up of McDaniel students under the direction of music lecturer Shelley Ensor. Faculty members and community musicians join the choir with instrumental accompaniment.

The choir performs traditional and contemporary gospel music. Ensor said in a news release from the college, “Our theme is based around acceptance. We are singing a couple of numbers that speak to how it is OK to be different (‘This is Me’ and ‘We Are the World’) and that our differences are what make us special.”

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 410-857-2599.

The Rock 'N' Roll Ensemble at Carroll Community College performs Wednesday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Scott Center Theater.
The Rock 'N' Roll Ensemble at Carroll Community College performs Wednesday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Scott Center Theater. (Courtesy Photo)
Rock 'N' Roll Ensemble at Carroll

The Rock 'N' Roll Ensemble at Carroll Community College performs Wednesday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Scott Center Theater.

The group is made of students and community musicians under the direction of Matt Everhart. They perform a wide range of music from the rock genre ranging from the 1950's to present.

The event is free and open to the public.

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