Celebrating Our History at 100 Years: Recollections of the School of Music
The University of Kentucky School of Music will close its 100th-anniversary season with “Celebrating Our History at 100 Years: Recollections of the School of Music” April 26.
“As a culminating event in the year-long celebration of the Centennial of the UK School of Music, we are offering a retrospective presentation and slide show of highlights in the School’s development, beginning in 1918 with the appointment of the first music professor Carl Lampert, composer of the UK fight song,” said Diana Hallman, associate professor in musicology. “This will be an opportunity to pull out some of our forgotten history, to recall important events in the early years of UK bands, orchestra, choral ensembles, opera, and academic and performing divisions, and to be made aware of special occasions.”
One such occasion was the 1967 Arts Festival, which brought to campus John Cage, Merce Cunningham, and Robert Craft.
Friday’s presentation will include interpolated remembrances by Sara Holroyd and other present and former professors, as well as songs by UK composer Joseph Baber and UK honoree John Jacob Niles, performed by Catherine Nardolillo and Tedrin Blair Lindsay.
Currently celebrating its 100th anniversary, the School of Music in the UK College of Fine Arts has garnered national recognition for high-caliber education in opera, choral and instrumental music performance, as well as music education, music therapy, composition, theory and music history.