ECSU to host fall concert Tuesday


From staff reports

Friday, November 9, 2018

Elizabeth City State University’s Visual and Performing Arts Department will host its annual fall concert on Tuesday.

The free concert will be held on the ECSU campus in the Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center at 7:30 p.m.

The concert will feature student performances in orchestral music, concert choir, marching band and jazz.

“It’s a wide variety of music,” said Douglas Jackson, ECSU professor of music. “From jazz, orchestral, concert choir and marching band music — everyone is going to do a short program.”

According to Jackson, students in each concentration will perform about 15 minutes, showcasing what they have learned over the past semester.

“The idea is to highlight and reinforce what we have to offer as a music program,” he said.

Jackson leads the ECSU jazz program; Dr. Valencia Thevenin heads up the orchestral music program; Dr. Walter Swan leads the concert choir program; and Juliette Boykins and assistant director Stephan Naylor direct the marching band program.