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University of Kentucky musicians continue making beautiful music behind the mask

By Whitney Hale University of Kentucky Although audiences aren’t gathering at the Singletary Center for the Arts and other similar arts and entertainment venues due to the COVID-19 pandemic, music can still be heard around campus as University of Kentucky’s instrumentalists and vocalists adapt to the “new normal.” To make sure these Wildcats can continue to make music, several precautions...

Constance Alexander: Studying music at a young age leads to a lifetime of skill and satisfaction

BOOM-boom-boom-boom. BOOM-boom-boom-boom. Those are the opening measures of my first recital piece, “Indian Drum,” by Katherine K. Davis. Playing it today, so many years later, I understand why my piano practice was limited to the hours when Daddy was at work. My stalwart, stay-at-home mother endured the worst of it by turning up the volume on her radio soap operas to drown out those early musical...

Two Fayette Co. Public Schools employees honored by the American String Teachers Association

The Kentucky Chapter of the American String Teachers Association recently presented 2018 awards to two employees in Fayette County Public Schools: Nancy Campbell for Outstanding Director (K-12) and Patti Stanton for Distinguished Service. They accepted the honors Feb. 9 at the state ASTA luncheon in Louisville. “I have the best job in the world! Every day I get to teach fantastic, enthusiastic...

Nation’s second oldest music camp opens 79th season at EKU, welcomes over 600 kids

Students from across the country come to study at EKU’s Foster Music Camp. (Photo provided)   More than 600 young musicians from nine states have descended on the Eastern Kentucky University campus this summer for the nation’s second oldest music camp.   Founded in the midst of the Great Depression, the Stephen Collins Foster Music Camps, now in season 79, offer numerous options...