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March 1: University Jazz Ensembles and Contemporary Group Performance

Performance is in Halling Recital Hall.

2018-03-05
Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music News Release, 2-15-2018

MANKATO, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato's Department of Music will host a performance of the University Jazz Bands and Vocal Contemporary Groups Thursday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Halling Recital Hall of the Earley Center for the Performing Arts.

Douglas Snapp, director of jazz studies, directs the jazz Mavericks. Graduate student Will Frame directs the University jazz lab band.

The big band ensembles provide students with experience in a jazz ensemble along with several performance opportunities. The jazz groups perform arrangements ranging from classic and contemporary jazz to pop charts.

Minnesota State Mankato’s Maverick Elision recently performed in the SingStrongDC vocal festival in Washington, D.C. Recognized as one of the top groups of the evening, the team received critiques from three professionals in the field, who talked about its great blend, outstanding soloists and fine choice of repertoire that highlighted the many talented vocalists in the group. The group also received a private coaching session with Broadway/television star-singer Diana Preisler and festival producer/a cappella star Jonathan Minkoff.

Concert admission is $9 for community members, $7 for students with a valid MavCARD. Discount tickets are available online for University students. Advance purchase is strongly encouraged. Those who wish to purchase tickets online should go to www.mnsu.edu/music. For more information, call the Performance Series office, (507) 389-5549.

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