|DATE 07/19/2006 7:15 AM|
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
This is part of an occasional series by the Sanpete Country Travel and Utah Heritage Highway 89 Alliance on the people and places along U.S. Highway 89.
Juilliard School of Music Returning to Sanpete County
|The Juilliard School of Music is returning to Sanpete County for the second annual “Juilliard Goes to the Mountains Rhythm Section Workshop.” The special event is being held Aug. 3-5 at the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts at Snow College in Ephraim.
Last year, some members of the prestigious music school’s jazz faculty came to Snow College to hold a special rhythm workshop. The event was so successful, they decided to return for a second workshop, and enrollment is already double what it was last year.
The workshop is a collaborative effort between the Juilliard School and the Horne School of Music at Snow College. In addition to the workshop, public concerts will be presented each evening at 8 p.m.
“We are very excited to be able to work with The Juilliard School to bring this event to Utah,” says Vance Larsen, Snow College Dean of Fine Arts.
Students who took part in the workshop last year called it a “life-changing event.” Participants have the opportunity to dramatically improve their talent by intensely focusing on the key issues of the jazz rhythm section. The workshop also prepare students for a future in music by teaching them essential skills and giving them the opportunity to meet people that have already succeeded in the music business. People interested in participating in the workshop must submit a recording to be considered for acceptance.
“This event, and the Juilliard faculty’s visits to our campus during the academic year, provides Snow College and area students with a world-class educational opportunity,” Larsen says. “Area residents should take advantage of this opportunity to attend these concerts.”
All concerts are being held in the Jorgensen Concert Hall, a 700-seat venue located in the Eccles Center for the Performing Arts at Snow College, and begin at 8 p.m.
The concert schedule is:
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