Third annual Faculty and Friends of Music Concert planned at Coe

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Secretary of the College
(319) 399-8605 or

2018-02-01 07:06:47 - General

The Coe College Music Department will present the third annual Faculty and Friends of Music Concert, featuring guest faculty artist and cellist Dr. Amy Phelps. The event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 17, beginning at 7 p.m. in Sinclair Auditorium. It is free and open to the public, with a reception in Clark Alumni House following the performance.

Sponsored by Friends of Music at Coe, the Faculty and Friends of Music Concert series brings together students, faculty members and community members for an out-of-the-box orchestral experience. Established in 2016, the goals of this series are to feature Coe Music Department faculty in performance, as well as facilitate direct student-faculty interaction and hands-on learning. During the concert, Coe faculty members will play alongside their students, so the students can learn about ensemble leadership by example. Each year, a different faculty member performs as the soloist with the Coe College Symphony Orchestra.

In this concert, Phelps will be performing Max Bruch's "Kol Nidrei" with the Coe College Symphony Orchestra (CCSO), under the direction of Michelle Perrin Blair. The large work on the program is Mozart's beloved Prague "Symphony No. 38." For this performance, the CCSO will be joined by the largest contingent yet of Coe Music Department applied faculty members, who will lead a conductorless performance from their principal positions within the ensemble.

For more information, call 319-399-8521.