Malvern Student Receives Inaugural Bankie Holley Memorial Scholarship

Courtesy of Media Services MONTICELLO— Sara Holcomb of Malvern, a senior music education major at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, is the first recipient of the Bankie Holley Memorial Scholarship, given by the Arkansas Women Band Directors Association. The scholarship, which awards $1,000 toward student teaching expenses, is presented to a rising senior majoring … Continue reading

UAM Jazz Band I And Jazz Combo To Preform At Elmhurst College Jazz Festival

Courtesy of Media Services MONTICELLO — The University of Arkansas-Monticello’s Jazz Band I and Jazz Combo have been invited to perform at the 48th annual Elmhurst College Jazz Festival in Chicago February 20-22. UAM’s lead jazz ensembles will be performing at the festival for the third time since 2009. The Elmhurst College Jazz Festival brings … Continue reading

Music Theater Workshop To Perform November 21-22

Courtesy of Media Services MONTICELLO-The Music Theater Workshop at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will present “The Stoned Guest,” a half-act opera by P.D.Q. Bach, and Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Trial by Jury” November 21-22 at 7:30 p.m. at the UAM Fine Arts Center. The performances are free and open to the public. Pictured from … Continue reading

UAM Choir, Arkansas Choral Society, Arkansas Symphony To Present Handel’s “Messiah”

Courtesy of Media Services MONTICELLO — The University of Arkansas-Monticello’s concert choir, the Arkansas Choral Society, and members of the Arkansas Symphony will present George Fredrick Handel’s Messiah Thursday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Pentecostal Church in North Little Rock. The performance will be repeated at the UAM Fine Arts Center in … Continue reading

Music Theater Workshop To Present Two Performances November 21-22

Courtesy of Media Services MONTICELLO — The Music Theater Workshop at the University of Arkansas at Monticello will present “The Stoned Guest,” a half-act opera by P.D.Q. Bach, and Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Trial by Jury” November 21-22 at 7:30 p.m. at the UAM Fine Arts Center. The performances are free and open to the public. … Continue reading

Jazz Bands To Present Fall Concert October 30

Courtesy of Media Services   MONTICELLO, Ark. — Big band jazz from the 1930’s to the present will be performed by the University of Arkansas-Monticello’s three jazz bands during a concert Thursday, October 30 at 7 p.m., in the UAM Fine Arts Center. UAM’s Jazz Band I, under the direction of Gary Meggs, will perform … Continue reading

Paul Christopher, Elena Bogaczova To Preform Guest Artist Recital October 13

Courtesy of Media Services MONTICELLO— Cellist Paul Christopher will present at guest artist recital October 13 at 7:30 p.m. in the Spencer Gallery of the University of Arkansas at Monticello Fine Arts Center. The recital is free and open to the public. Christopher will be accompanied by pianist Elena Bogaczova. Christopher is associate professor of … Continue reading

Jazz Band I Heads To China

Courtesy of Media Services MONTICELLO — By the time their fellow students at the University of Arkansas at Monticello head to class Thursday morning, the musicians who comprise UAM’s Jazz Band I will have flown nearly 7,500 miles to Shanghai, China. The group is scheduled to arrive at Shanghai International Airport Thursday afternoon on the first … Continue reading

Scott Bearden Named Featured Soloist For Fall Concert

MONTICELLO— Baritone Scott Bearden will perform as the featured soloist with the University of Arkansas at Monticello concert choir in the ensemble’s fall concert December 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the UAM Fine Arts Center auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.    Bearden, winner of the 2008 Irene Dalis Vocal Competition and the … Continue reading

Band, Choir Events Scheduled For December

Jimekia Lambert Staff Writer The University of Arkansas’ Marching Band, Fall Choral Concert, Chamber Choir and the Pine Bluff Symphony Orchestra and Arkansas Festival Ballet will be hosting events in December.    Tuesday, Dec. 3, the UAM Marching Band will be participating in the Drew County Christmas Parade. The parade will be held in downtown Monticello … Continue reading