VINCENNES, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Vincennes University’s music program will host a series of free virtual events for the community, giving students and faculty a place to put their talent and passion on display. The first will be Sunday at 4 p.m.
“Part of being a music person is performing,” Performing Arts Department Chair Susie Jackson said. “It’s vital that we are able to utilize our craft.”
VU music major Jabari Hunter, from Chicago, is among the students performing this semester. “It’s fun and it’s different,” Hunter said. “It’s still great to be expressive. It’s really hard to find anywhere to perform. I am glad VU still has these opportunities available.”
Although performances will be virtual, VU music major Hallie Swenson of Veedersburg, Ind. is excited about having a chance to bring music to the public. “It is amazing we get to be able to do what we do,” Swenson said. “We can’t bring in people like our family members or our old teachers to see us perform, but it’s nice that we can do it like this.”
All performances will be at the Red Skelton Performing Arts Center, although due to current University safety measures, in-person audiences are not allowed in VU venues. Spring 2021 events will be livestreamed on the VU Music YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCTbt_9FXAX5xzSfhJEyrUEg. Past performances are also available for viewing.
Spring 2021 Virtual Schedule
Sunday, 4 p.m.: Choral Concert – “A Jazz Cabaret,” featuring the VU Concert Choir & VU Connection.
March 16, 7:30 p.m.: VU Music Faculty Recital.
April 15, 7:30 p.m.: Drum Enchanted Evening, featuring the VU Percussion Ensemble.
April 21, 7:30 p.m.: An Evening of Winds and Percussion, featuring the VU Concert Band & Woodwind Ensemble.
April 25, 4 p.m.: Undergraduate Music Student Recital.
April 27, 7:30 p.m.: Jazz on the Wabash, featuring the VU Jazz Ensemble, Concert Choir, and VU Connection.
April 29, 7:30 p.m.: Guitar Fest, featuring VU students, faculty and guests.
May 3, 7:30 p.m.: Faculty Recital: Mr. Addisson Grimm, trumpet.