Music

"A BealeCanto Christmas"

BealeCanto, a Professional Men's Chamber Ensemble, will perform music of the Christmas season. Dr. William Skoog, Chair of the Rhodes Department of Music, is the founder and artistic director of BealeCanto. The concert will be held at Calvary Episcopal Church, 102 N. Second St., in downtown Memphis.

 

An Evening of Parisian Jazz

Rhodes will present an Evening of Parisian Jazz including a lecture by Making Jazz French author Jeffrey H. Jackson and music performed by local band Le Tumulte Noir. Free and open to the public, the event begins at 6 p.m. in Hardie Auditorium of Palmer Hall on campus. French themed hors d'oeuvres will be served.

BealeCanto, Guest Artists at Sanctuary on the Square in Collierville

This concert will be held at Sanctuary on the Square, 104 N. Rowlett St., in Collierville TN. BealeCanto is a professional men's chamber ensemble, founded in 2012 by Dr. William Skoog, Chair of Music at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN, who serves as the artistic director/conductor. The group was essentially founded from members of the Rhodes College MasterSingers Chorale, and consists of 10 professional musicians all of whom hold advanced degrees in music.

"New Music for Orchestra and Winds"

Featuring premiere performances of music with student musicians from Rhodes College and the University of Memphis. Presented as part of the "Rhodes Less Travelled" new music festival at Rhodes. RHODES LESS TRAVELLED: NEW AND EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC FESTIVAL September 18-19, 2014 September 18 & 19 at Noon Open air concerts of minimalist music by Terry Riley and Louis Andriessen Briggs North Patio on Rhodes Campus September 18, 7:30 p.m. "New Music from Modern Day Composers" Featuring Rhodes faculty and friends Evergreen Presbyterian Church, 613 University St. September 19, 7:30 p.m.

"New Music from Modern Day Composers"

The RHODES LESS TRAVELLED: NEW AND EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC FESTIVAL featuring Rhodes faculty and friends is Sept. 18-19.
Sept. 18 & 19 at noon


Open air concerts of minimalist music by Terry Riley and Louis Andriessen
Briggs North Patio on Rhodes Campus
Sept.18, 7:30 p.m.


"New Music from Modern Day Composers" featuring Rhodes faculty and friends
Evergreen Presbyterian Church, 613 University St.
Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.

William Skoog

William Skoog joined the Rhodes faculty in 2009 as Professor of Music, Chair of the Department of Music, and Director of Choral Studies. He most recently served as Director of Choral Activities at Bowling Green State University, directing the University Men’s Chorus, University Choral Society and Collegiate Chorale, and taught courses in undergraduate and graduate conducting and choral literature. He served in a similar capacity at Indiana/Purdue University in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Vanessa Rogers

Vanessa L. Rogers teaches courses in Music History and Literature. Prior to joining the faculty at Rhodes College, she taught music history at Wabash College and the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.  She also works as Research Associate for the London Stage, 1800-1900 database and is Principal Researcher for Ballad Operas Online: An Electronic Catalogue at the University of Oxford (www.odl.ox.ac.uk/balladoperas/). 

Courtenay Harter

Associate Professor Courtenay Harter currently teaches music theory, oboe & English horn, and coaches chamber music at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN.  Most recently, Dr. Harter has been the point person in the development of an interdisciplinary major in Music & Psychology, and teaches courses in the curriculum, including “Psychology of Music.”  Her previous teaching appointments include Georgia State University, Oberlin College′s Conservatory of Music, and the University of Connecticut.

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