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  • Wind Ensemble to perform Russian music

    An evening of Russian music will be on tap when the Lander University Wind Ensemble takes the stage on Tuesday, Dec. 2, for its final performance of the year.
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  • Lander Chamber Strings Ensemble Open to Community Members

    Lander University’s Chamber Strings Ensemble has issued an invitation to community members to join the group.
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  • Lander honors top Arts and Humanities scholars at annual awards ceremony

    More than 50 Lander University students were recently honored for their scholastic accomplishments during the 2012-13 academic year, receiving the top academic discipline and special awards from the university's four colleges. The awards were presented during Lander's annual Academic Awards ceremony, held at the conclusion of the spring semester.
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  • Lander professor named to music educators Hall of Fame

    Dr. Anthony Lenti, of Greenwood, professor emeritus of music at Lander University, has been inducted into the South Carolina Music Educators Association (SCMEA) Hall of Fame, recognizing more than four decades of excellence as a music teacher.
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  • A tuneful Christmas gift from Lander's Tommy Claus

    Christmas has come early for two Lander University music students thanks to Lander employee Tommy Tumblin, who has earned the nickname "Tommy Claus" for his generosity in making the holiday season brighter on campus and in the Greenwood community.
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  • Lander choral groups to appear in gala Christmas concert

    Lander University's Old Main Singers and University Singers will join voices for a concert whose theme is "The People and Places of Christmas " on Thursday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m., in Lander's Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public.
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  • Emerging Keyboard Artist Recital to Feature "Ambitious" Program

    The Emerging Keyboard Artist Recital, an annual event at Lander University since 2003, continues on Thursday, Oct. 11, with a performance by pianist David Brickle.
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  • Lander faculty and student musicians to present a German-themed collage concert

    Lander University student and faculty musical ensembles will pool their talents and present a collage concert on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m., in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium.
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  • Soprano Chelsea Bonagura to Perform at Lander University

    This year's Ann Mason Hutto Memorial Voice Recital and Master Class will feature visiting soprano Chelsea Bonagura.
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  • Cellist Richard Thomas to Perform at Lander University

    Works by Italian composer Luigi Boccherini, German composer Johannes Brahms, Argentine composer Astor Piazzola and Bohemian composer David Popper will be featured in a Sunday, Oct. 7, performance by cellist Dr. Richard Thomas.
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  • Top Arts and Humanities scholars honored at annual Academic and Student Life Awards ceremony

    More than 50 Lander University students were honored recently for their scholastic accomplishments during the 2011-2012 academic year, receiving the top discipline and special awards from the university's four academic colleges. The awards were presented during Lander's annual Academic and Student Life Awards ceremony.
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  • Jazz Ensemble Primed for Spring Show

    Lander University associate professor of music Dr. Robert Gardiner, who leads the Lander University Jazz Ensemble, makes no secret of his admiration for jazz great Duke Ellington, and Ellington's signature tune, "Take the 'A' Train," will be among the highlights of the jazz ensemble's spring show.
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  • Wind Ensemble Readies for Show

    The Thursday, April 12, concert by Lander University's Wind Ensemble, scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium, will feature English folk songs.
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  • Lander to present a seriously nonsensical choral performance

    Dr. Chuck Neufeld said there might be a surprise or two when Lander University's two major choral ensembles stage a concert titled "Serious Nonsense," on Tuesday, April 10, at 8 p.m., in Lander's Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium.
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  • 'Opera Scenes' ready to take stage at Lander

    The Lander University Department of Music will present "Operatic Life or Death" on Tuesday, March 27, at 8 p.m. in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium. Under the direction of Dr. Lila Noonkester, department chair, and accompanied by Amy Blackwood on piano, opera workshop students will perform works by Gian Carlo Menotti, Giacomo Puccini, Gaetano Donizetti, George Gershwin and Aaron Copland.
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  • Piano Ensemble Concert Set for March 15

    Lander University professor emeritus of music Dr. Anthony Lenti and associate professor of music Dr. Robert Kelley invite the public to Lander's 2012 Piano Ensemble Concert, at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 15, in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium. The event is an annual presentation of the piano ensemble class taught by Lenti and Kelley.
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  • Student Academic Showcase planned for March 7-8

    Lander University's Second Annual Student Academic Showcase will spotlight excellence in research and creativity during presentations and judging on Wednesday, March 7, and an awards ceremony on Thursday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by Lander's College of Arts and Humanities and Alpha Chi International Honor Society, the showcase will include examples of student scholarship and creativity from the five departments of the College of Arts and Humanities (Art, English and Foreign Languages, History and Philosophy, Mass Communication and Theatre, and Music) as well as from the Social Sciences, the Sciences, Computer Information Systems and Mathematics.
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  • Wind Ensemble Readying for February 23 Show

    February is Black History Month, and Lander University's Wind Ensemble will mark the occasion by including several tunes by African-American composers in its Thursday, Feb. 23 show.
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  • 'A Musical Mosaic of African-American Artistry' Coming to Lander

    Each semester, Lander University's best ensembles and soloists team up to put on what the music department calls its "collage concert."
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  • Lander University Honors Recital Set for Jan. 26

    The public is invited to attend Lander University's 2012 Student Honors Recital, set to begin at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, in the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center Auditorium. The concert, which is free, will feature the talents of a dozen music students selected from auditions held in December, and works by composers from German composer J.S. Bach to American composer George Gershwin.
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