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  • Abbeville native raises her voice in concert with the Lander Singers

    The talent that fills Lander University's choirs and instrumental ensembles, comes from various types of performers. Most of these musicians are students, but others are Lander faculty and staff. Still others are community members. Of the students, some are music majors, but others are studying topics from across Lander's curriculum.
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  • Lander senior brings lifetime of musical experience to Wind Ensemble concert April 9

    Senior Lander University music major Ryan Davis is comfortable at play, not only on a basketball court or a baseball diamond, but also in the auditorium amongst the other musicians that make up the university's music ensembles and choirs. This is precisely where he will be Thursday, April 9, at 8 p.m., on stage for Lander's final Wind Ensemble concert until fall. The concert, in Lander's Cultural Center Auditorium, is free and open to the public.
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  • Join the chorus -- Educator endows music scholarships at Lander University

    Nationally recognized educator and psychotherapist Dr. Fay Maria Mitchell Hart of Greenville has endowed a second scholarship for music majors at her alma mater, Lander University.
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  • Lander Wind Ensemble takes off under new direction

    As a child he became interested in musical performance through a strong church music program. He started playing the trumpet in the fifth grade.
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  • Lander student drums up talent for Jazz Ensemble concert

    Durrell Jules, a Lander University music education major from Columbia, does not recall exactly when he was introduced to music, but he figures that his mother has been singing to him since his birth. He said his mother's talent was a direct influence in his decision to become a musician.
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  • The shape of things: lecture highlights centuries-old American music tradition

    As another school year draws to a close at Lander University, so does the university's 2007-2008 Distinguished Speaker Series, sponsored by the College of Arts and Humanities.
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  • Lander graduate encourages future music educators

    The plight of an educator is rarely easy, and courses can only go so far in preparing a student for the role of a teacher. So when Lander University assistant professor of music and director of bands Dr. Christopher Hughes wanted to show students what it was like to work in the field of music education he brought in Lander graduate Glen Funderburk. As director of bands at Blythewood High School in Columbia, Funderburk offered music students the opportunity to get first-hand insight into what it means to be a successful music educator.
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