Lone Star College-Montgomery’s music department will have a free choir concert, 20th Century American Folk Music, on Thursday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the new Music Recital Hall (Building H).
American music has deep roots in the music of immigrant populations. The Concert Choir explores the roots of Jewish and African-American musicians whose sounds have come to define American music.
“The Concert Choir is thrilled to present this concert of music from many diverse American traditions. You will hear music by Copland, Gershwin, and music from the great and long tradition of African spirituals,” said Dominick DiOrio, director of choral activities and assistant professor of music. “We will also explore how the spiritual has informed the modern day style of Gospel music. You will end up on your feet with your hands clapping!"
Currently, DiOrio is a doctoral candidate in choral conducting at Yale University (Master of Musical Arts 2009). He received his master’s degree in choral conducting from Yale University in 2008, studying with noted professors Marguerite L. Brooks and Simon Carrington. DiOrio received his bachelor’s degree in composition from the Ithaca College School of Music in 2006, graduating summa cum laude.
For more information about the music department at Lone Star College-Montgomery, contact Denise Meyers at (936) 273-7021; Dominick DiOrio at (936) 273-7270; 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.
With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for spring 2011, and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.