Like the lyrics to John Hendrick’s song, “Everybody’s Boppin’”—when he sings of the Dixieland bands that kept jazz alive—Georgia College’s Jazz Band has done its part to keep the art form going and Milledgeville swinging for a generation.
For youth in Wilkinson and Putnam schools—Georgia College’s two music outreach programs mean getting lessons and using instruments that would otherwise be cost prohibitive. For university students—these programs provide real-world teaching experience.
Members of the Georgia College Jazz Band went on a study abroad trip to the Czech Republic this summer touring castles and museums, seeing operas and performing with a Czech band.
Georgia College made its debut on the Carnegie Hall stage this month in a bold and gutsy way – premiering two songs never before heard with choir, piano or orchestra. They’d only been imagined in the creative, silent depths of the composers’ minds.
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Ten music majors have immersed themselves in pre-Civil War culture to prepare for an upcoming recital. They learned how women were expected to be modest and fashionable in the 1800s – with impeccable manners and musical talent to boot.
As the U.S. election season races to a climax – with presidential candidates spending millions of dollars to present visual and written images – a unique website at Georgia College examines the subtle role music plays in shaping public opinion.
Two Georgia College student researchers are working to track all music used during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Since his freshman year, Cannon McClain has been a member of the Max Noah Singers. He is an accomplished composer and arranger, having original works premiered by Max Noah Singers and Milledgeville First Presbyterian Church Choir and an arrangement premiered by the university’s Women’s Ensemble.
With their suitcases packed with necessities for their two-week trip to the Czech Republic, a group of 14 Georgia College students also have an extra carry on— their instruments.