Music from the heart.
Music comes in many forms—through instruments or through voices. The art of music is as unique as the person performing it, as shown through some of our current student’s work.
Representing the Ribbons of Excellence value Developing Creativity, Katherine Ialacci’s performance showcased different styles of musical theatre, classical music, dancing and acting. The goal of her recital was to present her four years of improvement while at Adrian College, as well as her confidence in singing and her leadership skills in preparing a recital. The recital featured music from Little Women and Oh, Kay!, as well as a tap duet.
Focusing on the German and Dutch word of “lied” (plural: lieder) meaning “song,” Steven Rolph connected a European tradition to his 2013 Ribbons of Excellence presentation. Lied describes the setting of romantic German poems to music—especially during the 19th century. In this dual recital/lecture presentation, Rolph performed Franz Schubert’s famous “Ave Maria” and Robert Schumann’s “Mondnacht” and dissected the intricacies of the songs. His presentation was centered around the ribbon Thinking Critically.
Sexism doesn’t stop at the doors of governments or business—it is permeating symphony orchestras across the United States and Europe as well. Sarah Nietupski explores sexism on the stage, looking at the numbers of women in orchestras and their involvement. The presentation incorporates the ribbon Thinking Critically.
In his 2013 Ribbons of Excellence presentation centered around the ribbon Developing Creativity, Timothy Martuch focused on the performances of his original music December 2, 2012 for his Senior Recital. The event was considered quite unique as it was the first student music composition recital in at least a decade from the Adrian College Music Department. Martuch recalled the recital, showed videos and photos of the recital, early drafts of the compositions and arrangements and showed how they were edited and expanded for performance. Martuch also discussed problem solving and lessons learned.