(Ashland, Ore.) – The Music program of the Oregon Center for the Arts at Southern Oregon University presents the 20th annual High School Honor Band workshop and concert on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 5:00 p.m. in the SOU Music Recital Hall. Admission is free.
The SOU High School Honor Band brings together the region’s outstanding young musicians from local high schools to the campus for coaching sessions and a concert to conclude the one-day workshop with collegiate-level faculty. Participants are chosen by their high school band directors.
The SOU High School Honor Band will perform new works for band as well as old favorites. “This workshop and concert gives these outstanding young musicians an opportunity to collaborate together and learn from professional musicians who teach at the university,” said director Dr. Cynthia Hutton.
Hutton is an associate professor of Music at Southern Oregon University and conducts the SOU Wind Ensemble. She teaches classes in conducting, music theory, aural skills, brass methods and instrumental music education. She is the Music Director of the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon and has served as Conductor of the Youth Symphony and Youth Orchestra since 1995. As a horn artist, Hutton is a member of the Rogue Valley Symphony and the RVSO Brass Quintet.
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