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Music program to host five concerts

Rachel Pellegrino Mar 17, 2021

The Waynesburg University Music Program will host several concerts throughout the spring semester. Each event is free, and students, faculty and staff are cordially invited to attend.

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“It is wonderful to keep music-making alive and well,” said Dr. Ronda DePriest, professor of instrumental music and director of the Music Program. “I think people are realizing how much live music means to their lives, and we are happy to be such a vital part of this realization.”

The program will host four instrumental concerts and one vocal performance:

  • Symphonic Band Mid-Winter Concert - Wednesday, March 17, 5:15 p.m., Virtual (via the Department of Fine Arts YouTube Channel “WU Fine Arts”)
  • Chamber Works II - Thursday, April 8, Noon, Marsh Center
  • Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert - Thursday, April 8, 7 p.m., Marsh Center
  • Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert - Tuesday, April 13, 7 p.m., Marsh Center
  • Lamplighters Concert Choir Hymn Concert - Thursday, April 22, 5 p.m., Marsh Center Parking Lot

Both the Symphonic Band concert and Lamplighters Choir concert will include pieces based on shaped-note hymn tunes and shaped-note singing, respectively, from DePriest’s sabbatical work on the southern tradition.

“Filled with four-part harmony, familiar tunes, and educational and entertaining introductions by Dr. Ronda DePriest, [the choir] concert will give the listener the satisfaction and warm feeling of singing a cappella with friends and family at church,” said Melanie Catana, assistant professor of vocal music and director of choral music.

To learn more about the concerts, contact DePriest at or 724-852-3420.