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Symphonic Wind Ensemble tour to Mexico

Students reflect on music tour to Mexico

Central musicians describe their life-changing tour to Merida, Playa del Carmen and Cancun.

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Students reflect on lessons from world-renowned conductor

Frank L. Battisti, a world-renowned music educator, recently visited Central College. Now, students share what inspired them during Battisti’s residency.

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Frank L. Battisti, world-renowned wind ensemble conductor and music educator, will conduct Central's Symphonic Wind Ensemble March 1.

World-renowned conductor to lead Central College ensemble

Frank L. Battisti, world-renowned wind ensemble conductor and music educator, will be in residence at Central College Feb. 23 – March 1.

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The Christmas Candlelight Concerts at 8 p.m. Dec. 12–13 will feature Central's 60-voice A Cappella Choir and College Community Orchestra.

Celebrate with Live Music at Central

The first two weekends of December are filled with concerts, from Handel’s “Messiah” and A Cappella Choir classics to jazz combos and carols with a Caribbean twist.

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CD release concert for “Samba Little Samba”

Gabriel Espinosa, associate professor of music at Central College and acclaimed jazz musician, will perform a concert to celebrate the release of his new CD, “Samba Little Samba.”

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Jazz musician Gabriel Espinosa selected to Hall of Fame

Gabriel Espinosa, associate professor of music at Central College, has been unanimously selected by the Greater Des Moines Community Jazz Center to receive the Iowa Jazz Hall of Fame award for his years of leadership in jazz music.

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James Skretta ’09 studied music education at Central and now plans to teach saxophone, music history and theory at the college level.

Q&A with Young Artist winner James Skretta

Saxophonist James Skretta ’09 shares about competition, self-criticism and the importance of music in this interview about his journey to musical success.

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Central College announces Arthur J. Bosch undergraduate summer student research fellows

Five Central College students will undertake summer research projects as the inaugural class of Bosch Undergraduate Summer Research Fellows.

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Music for Life

Jean De Smidt ’70 has traveled the country playing and writing music since graduating from Central.

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Central College A Cappella Choir goes on tour

The Central College A Cappella Choir is heading out on an East Coast tour.

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