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Welcome Spring with Music Programs at Central College

Featured: Welcome Spring with Music Programs at Central College

March 6, 2023

Central College’s music program prepares for a busy March including a Spring Break tour, concerts and a conference.

Join the Flying Pans Steel Band in Douwstra Auditorium for their Caribbean-style post-tour concert. The ensemble will be performing at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 19. The concert concludes their Spring Break tour to eight different schools and universities in Iowa, South Dakota, Colorado and Nebraska. The performance will be directed by Stan Dahl, senior lecturer of music and Central Music Academy instructor. Admission is free.

Central’s ALMA ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, March 24, in Cox-Snow Recital Hall. The variety of genres and their diverse rhythm section will provide for an engaging performance. Gabriel Espinosa, associate professor of music and 1979 Central graduate, will direct the ensemble. The concert is free.

On Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25, Central will be hosting the annual Iowa National Association of Teachers of Singing conference. Members include voice teachers from universities and private studios across Iowa. Students are also encouraged to attend and audition for a singing competition. There is no official public performance during the conference. Sean Stephenson, associate professor of music, is looking for volunteers to assist with the event. He can be emailed directly at stephensons@central.edu.

Central College of Pella, Iowa, is a private, four-year liberal arts college. Central is known for its academic rigor and leadership formation and for cultivating diversity of thought and culture through the arts and sciences, professional fields of study and experiential learning.