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Lycoming College’s new choir director and assistant professor of music, Chris Jackson, will perform a Concert at Noon on Thursday, Oct. 31, in Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. He will be accompanied by Amanda Gunderson, visiting assistant professor of music, on piano, and Fiona Gillespie, adjunct music professor, who will sing. The event is free and open to the public.
“I love making music with people and the opportunity to make music with Dr. Gunderson and professor Gillespie is what I look forward to the most,” Jackson said. “I’m also really excited about the repertoire we are performing. It has some Halloween-themed pieces on it. ‘Der Doppelgänger’ and ‘Erlkönig,’ both by Romantic era composer Franz Schubert, display a strong fascination with the supernatural.”
Jackson conducts the Lycoming College Choir, the Lycoming Chamber Choir, the Tour Choir and teaches music history and applied voice lessons at the college. He has appeared as a soloist and chorister with groups such as The Tucson Chamber Artists, The Westminster Chamber Choir and The Denton Bach Singers.
Jackson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in voice performance from Oklahoma State University, a Master of Music degree in choral conducting from Westminster Choir College and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from the University of North Texas.
Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Its rigorous academic program, vibrant residential community and supportive faculty foster successful student outcomes. Lycoming offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812 and located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation. For more information, visit www.lycoming.edu.