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Music Performance students prepare for end of year showcase

March 15, 2017

Charlottetown, PE – Students in the Holland College School of Performing Arts Music Performance program are preparing for their annual spring showcase, taking place April 7 at 7 p.m. in the Florence Simmons Performance Hall.

Students in the program come from as far afield as Moscow, Sweden, Zimbabwe, the United States and Mexico, as well as from other parts of Canada and the Island. The student showcase gives the students the chance to show family, friends, and music lovers from across the Island their exceptional talents in R&B and jazz ensembles, as well as opera and original material from singer songwriters in the class.

The students have several opportunities to perform throughout the year, but look forward to the showcase, for which they have been preparing for several weeks.

Admission is $10 per person.Tickets for the concert may be purchased in advance from the Florence Simmons Performance Hall box office during regular business hours, or from students and staff of the Music Performance program.

In the two-year Music Performance program, students learn how to interpret and perform many contemporary styles from country to Celtic, rock to R&B, jazz to world music and funk. They also study theory and arranging, as well as the ins and outs of the music business. The program uses the official curriculum materials from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and has degree pathways to Berklee, St. F.X. University, and UNB Saint John. The Holland College School of Performing Arts is a partnership with Confederation Centre of the Arts. For more information about the program, visit hollandcollege.com/sopa, email info@hollandcollege.com, or call 1 (800) 446-5265.

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140 Weymouth Street  •  Charlottetown, PE  •  Canada  •  C1A 4Z1  •  info@hollandcollege.com  •  1-800-446-5265