Southern’s music department to hold scholarship fund concert
The Southern University Concert Choir will be featured in concert to raise money to benefit the SU Music Scholarship Fund and to celebrate the rebirth of the school's music program.
The concert, set for 4 p.m. March 30, will be held at First United Methodist Church, 930 North Blvd. First United is also sponsoring the benefit concert.
The choir will be directed by: Charles Lloyd, Jr., professor of music; Jacqueline Paige-Green, soprano; Richard Hobson, baritone; Joao Paulo Casarotti, piano; and Craig Heinzen, trumpet.
Lloyd said the program is celebrating a rebirth because of the restoration of the Bachelor Music Degree/Bachelor Music Education.
According to Lloyd, the music scholarships will be used to recruit new music majors in the areas of voice and piano, and, will in addition support, several Brazilian students who are now enrolled in the university's music program.
The program will include works by J.S. Bach, Randall Thompson, Villa Lobos, operatic excerpts and spirituals.
Admission is free. Donations will be accepted to support the SU Music Scholarship Fund.