CSU Happenings Oct. 21-24

Oct. 21-22 - HIGH SCHOOL CHORAL COMPETITION TO DRAW SOUTHEASTS MOST TALENTED
The Choral/Vocal Department of Columbus State Universitys Schwob School of Music will host its second annual High School Vocal Solo Quartet Invitational Friday and Saturday at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts.

Themed Skins and Cords: Music for Mixed Voices and Percussion, the event will culminate with a free concert, Music of Germanic Masters, performed by competition participants along with the CSU Chorale and University Singers at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Legacy Hall. The event is designed to provide a unique opportunity for high school vocalists to perform specific choral works with the University Singers, CSU Chorale and CSU Percussion Ensemble, said Professor Michael Marcades, director of choral activities for the Schwob School of Music. The participants also will meet with members of CSUs Vocal Arts voice faculty, chaired by Professor Earl Coleman.

Last years inaugural competition drew students from throughout the Southeast and from as far away as Dallas. Marcades said he expects similar participation in 2005. Those students will experience Uptown Columbus lodging and restaurants, as well as the music schools home in the RiverCenter a state-of-the-art performing arts facility. The competition also serves as a showcase of CSUs music school and surroundings for prospective students who are among the most talented of their peers, Marcades added. For more information, call 649-7225. Contact: Michael Marcades at 649-7371

Oct. 22-23 - STUDENT DANCE-A-THON TO BENEFIT CHILDRENS MIRACLE NETWORK
Columbus State Universitys Phi Mu Theta Theta sorority will stage a Halloween Dance-A-Thon fund-raiser from 9 p.m. Saturday through 6 a.m. Sunday in the Davidson Center second-floor game room. Costumes and $5 donations are mandatory for the participating CSU student. Organizers aim to raise more than $1,000. Proceeds will go to the Childrens Miracle Network. Contact: Kim Padgett at 568-2273

Oct. 22 - FREE CHORAL CONCERT
Columbus State Universitys Schwob School of Music will present The Music of Germanic Masters a combined performance by the CSU Chorale, University Singers and participants from a high school choral invitational at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the RiverCenters Legacy Hall. The concert is free and closes the second annual High School Vocal Solo Quartet Invitational. For more information, call (706) 649-7225.

Oct. 23 - CSU PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
Columbus State Universitys Schwob School of Music will present a performance by the CSU Philharmonic Orchestra at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 in the RiverCenters Legacy Hall. General admission is $5. For tickets, call 256-3600. For more information, call 649-7225.

Oct. 24 - PREMIER SERIES: FROM THE TOP
Columbus State Universitys Schwob School of Music will host a live taping of Public Radio Internationals From the Top program, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 in the RiverCenters Bill Heard Theatre. The event is part of CSUs Premier Series. From the Top is hosted by acclaimed pianist Christopher ORiley and showcases Americas top young classical musicians. Aired weekly on 250 stations, the CSU-hosted edition will feature bassoonist Mary House, 17, of Midland Ga.; harpist Kerry Watson, 17, of Marietta, Ga.; pianist Megan Ruan, 10, of Arden Hills, Minn.; and clarinetist Conor Brown, 17, of Boulder, Colo. Also on the program will be the BAM String Quartet, the Junior Division Bronze Medal winners at the 2005 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by calling 256-3600.