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Lone Star College-Montgomery Student to Premier in Houston Grand Opera Production

Jacob Kincaide, music student at LSC-Montgomery, will be performing in the Houston Grand Opera’s production of Wagner’s Lohengrin through November 15, 2009.One of Lone Star College-Montgomery’s students, Jacob Kincaide, is performing in the Houston Grand Opera’s production of Wagner’s Lohengrin, which opened Friday, October 30, and runs through Sunday, November 15. Performances will take place in the Brown Theatre at the Wortham Theatre Center in Houston.
Currently enrolled in LSC-Montgomery’s music curriculum program, Kincaide studies voice with Michael Walsh, professor of music, and sings in the LSC-Montgomery Chamber Singers under the direction of Dominick DiOrio, professor of music.
Kincaide joined the Houston Grand Opera chorus in July. According to Kincaide, the personalized attention he received in his music classes has allowed him to build his music skills quickly.
“Working with the Houston Grand Opera has been an exciting experience,” said Kincaide. “By working hard and studying under noted faculty at LSC-Montgomery, my vocal skills have allowed me to join and work with such a professional group.”

Lawrence Brandyburg, academic dean over the music division, as well as the entire music faculty member, is proud of Kincaide’s success.
“We are proud to have accomplished music faculty with degrees from world-class institutions,” said Brandyburg. “What an honor to have one of our own students performing with such a highly acclaimed group.”
This fall, construction will begin on a 20,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art music hall. The new building will house rehearsal, classroom, office and performance facilities for the college’s rapidly growing music program. The groundbreaking ceremony for the building is Friday, November 20, at noon, and the public is invited to attend.

The music department at LSC-Montgomery prepares students for careers in music through an intensive two-year field of study in theory, ear training, music history, keyboard skills and private performance lessons. Led by noted faculty, students in the choirs, bands, and string ensemble bring a full season of concerts and recitals in a broad range of styles to the surrounding community.
After completing the curriculum, music majors can transfer to any four-year Texas college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in music. In addition to courses for music majors, the music department offers such non-major courses as music appreciation, electronic music, American music, and popular song writing.
For more information about LSC-Montgomery’s music department, contact Denise Meyers (936) 273-7021 or visit www.LoneStar.edu/music-Montgomery.
LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.
Lone Star College System consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Center, LSC-University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. With more than 58,000 students in credit classes this fall, LSCS is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and third largest community college system in Texas. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.