Music Education

School of Music Freshman Music Ed Major Creates Virtual Choir

“Nearly as soon as the outbreak began to have its effects here in the United States, Caitlin reached out to me and asked if I would be willing to help her put together a virtual choir,” said Vanover, who is currently Director of Choirs at Lexington Catholic High School.  “I am very proud of Caitlin, who is a former choir student of mine at Lexington Catholic.”

School of Music Alumnus Justin Vickers recieves Fulbright Scholar Award

Dr. Justin Vickers received his Master's of Music in vocal performance from UK in 2000. After leaving the University of Kentucky, Dr. Vickers, now Associate Professor of Voice at Illinois State University, earned his Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance and Literature, while completing the coursework for the Ph.D. in historical musicology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

WILD C.A.T. (Composing, Arranging, Teaching)

Currently residing in Austin, Texas, Ryan is an active arranger and composer. His work, ranging from music for the concert stage to music for marching ensembles, is performed regularly throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. While at UK, Ryan was involved in the Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra as well as the Wildcat Marching Band.

So Much to Do This Summer at CFA

The benefits of our current offerings are significant. These programs offer a unique opportunity for CFA to give back to the Commonwealth community, whether it is from expanding knowledge to current teachers, providing arts-based learning for middle and high school students, or providing hands on work experience for our currently enrolled CFA students. There is an enrichment program for everyone who has a love of the arts.

The CFA Hustle, Summer 2018

School of Music Professors Release a New Album

CFA School of Music Director of Undergraduate Studies and Associate Professor of trombone, Bradley Kerns, along with piano professor Dr. Jacob Coleman recently released an album of Brazilian music. Splotch Ecology, a collection of original compositions and arrangements from Brazilian composers for trombone and piano is available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, or you can download it from Dr. Kerns' CD Baby Profile.

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