Hey guys! So this is my first post for St. Mary’s Admissions, so cut me some slack, ok? I’m Kristina, and I’m a junior here at SMCM- I’m majoring in psychology with a minor in music performance! When I’m not in classes, you can probably find me in rehearsal- I’m a member of the chamber singers and choir, as well as principle flute in orchestra, flute choir, and woodwind quintet, AND I’m the musical director of our co-ed a cappella group, Interchorus (like I said, a LOT of rehearsal!). I’m also a member of Psi Chi, the psychology national honor society, as well as a recently inducted member of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society!
Sooo, it’s that time of semester again- you know when you get to that point in the year when everything gets super busy, but still kind of in a good way? In the music department, we’ve been going concert-CRAZY. Orchestra had a Halloween concert at the end of October, and we just had our semester concert, where we played Copland’s “Billy the Kid” and some selections from Holst’s “The Planets”. Choir and chambers ALSO just had one of their concerts for the semester- Chamber Singers sang a variety of a cappella pieces including some really cool Moses Hogan spirituals, and then the choir sang John Rutter’s “Gloria” (a piece you should definitely go check out!).
But that’s not all! We’ve got 3 more student recitals coming up this semester (any students can perform on these- it’s an awesome way to showcase your talent!) in addition to the choir’s performance of “The Messiah”. What’s really cool about our music department is all the opportunities students get- like this year, 4 of us actually get to sing some of the solos from The Messiah at out concert (which is in 2 and a half weeks- EEK!).
Better yet, we’ve also got all the a cappella concerts coming up! The 3 groups on campus, Interchorus (which I’m in!), The Nightingale a cappella (also known as TNA, the all girls group), and the SMC-Men (the boys) all put on themed concerts at the end of each semester (say all the names out loud- you’ll get it!). It’s always really exciting to hear all the more contemporary and pop-type songs each of the groups work on all semester!
I’ll be back soon with end-of-the-semester updates!