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Jacqueline Secoy published a paper on musician identity development in elementary education majors using ukuleles and YouTube

Dr. Jacqueline (“Jackie”) Secoy, Assistant Professor of Music Education in the Department of Music, is the co-author of a recently published article titled “Exploring the Music Identity Development of Elementary Education Majors Using Ukulele and YouTube” in the peer-reviewed Journal of Music Teacher Education.  The article can be viewed online through this link: https://doi.org/10.1177/1057083719871026 The […]

Women’s Choir Commissioning Consortium

Dr. Pamela McDermott and members of Longwood’s Chamber Singers have been working as part of a women’s choir commissioning consortium: a group of women’s choirs gathered to commission a work by, for, and about women. The resulting work is being performed this semester: first, in a world premiere performance in Raleigh on Saturday, Oct. 5, […]

Christopher Swanson sings in Filipino opera

Dr. Christopher Swanson will sing a leading role in a the opera Noli me tángere by Filipino composer Felipe de Leon (1912-1992).  Performances will be September 30, October 1, 2, 13, 14, 15 & 16 at the Henrico Theater. Noli me tangere (1957), the first Filipino opera, is a dramatization of the important nationalist novel of the same name by Jose […]

Pam McDermott Takes Students to Carnegie Hall

Pam McDermott will travel with eight singers to Carnegie Hall to perform on Sunday, June 5 at 2:00 p.m. Singers were selected by the Music Faculty and have been fundraising for a year to participate in this opportunity. Additional funding was provided by the SGA, the Music Department, and the Cook-Cole College of Arts and […]

Dr. Christopher Swanson conducts the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra

Sunday afternoon, October 26, Chris Swanson had his debut performance with the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra as the conductor and artistic director. He conducted Les preludes by Franz Liszt, An American in Paris by George Gershwin and the “Eroica” Symphony by Beethoven. While it was Swanson’s first concert with the orchestra, the LSO has been around for 32 years. Swanson […]

Dr. Christopher Swanson

Dr. Christopher Swanson recently was named the conductor and artistic director of the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra. The first concert of the season takes place on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 3:00pm at EC Glass HS Auditorium. For ticket information go to: www.lynchburgsymphony.org. The program will include Les preludes by Liszt, An American in Paris by Gershwin and the great Symphony no. […]

Dr. Christopher Swanson

Dr. Christopher Swanson recently visited the College of Music at Michigan State University in East Lansing Michigan where he gave a masterclass to undergraduate singers and spoke at a seminar for graduate students on entrepreneurship in music. During the same trip to MSU he attended the conference for Association for Inter-disciplinarian Studies.  

Dr. Christopher Swanson

Dr. Christopher Swanson will attend and present at the College Music Society National Conference in Boston on October 31 and November 1. He will give a short talk on effective ways to juggle teaching, studying, and home life.

Christopher Swanson

Dr. Christopher Swanson (Associate Professor of Music) recently gave a solo voice recital as a part of the 2012 Art’s Week at Longwood with Dr. Lisa Kinzer. Immediately after that performance he opened in the Waterworks theater production of South Pacific as Emile de Becque.

Pamela McDermott

Pamela McDermott and Camerata Singers, accompanied by Lisa Kinzer, presented a concert at the All-Virginia Honor Choir event in Lynchburg, Virginia on April 26. The Virginia ACDA (American Choral Directors Association) invited Dr. McDermott and Camerata Singers to perform for the 500 high school singers selected from across the state of Virginia. The ensemble presented […]