Sheila Jordan: the true jazz child takes to the stage

April 30, 2010

Jordan’s residency at Millersville began Monday April 19 and continues through the 21. During her stay here, she is filling her time as tirelessly as possible. Throughout the week, she will meet with faculty and students, conduct lectures, discuss the highs and lows of the career of a musician, hold a question and answer session with music majors, participate in a music master class, and work personally with the Millersville University Jazz Band. . . .

Festival of Music: The Jazz single Reed Symposium

April 17, 2010

Amid the hustle and bustle of students going in and out of class, eager to be free for the weekend, students who play jazz instruments were given the chance to participate in the Annual Single Reed Symposium. Organized by Christy Banks, assistant chair of the Music Department, the Symposium is an all day festival of jazz music between 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. April 9 at the Ford Atrium in McComsey Hall. Starting early, students who had either a few weeks or a lifetime of experience with their instruments were invited to register for the day’s events. Bringing their own instruments, this free event gave students the chance to work with professional musicians who specialized in the same instrument. The guests were Frank Kowalsky on the clarinet and Chris Vadala on the saxophone. . . .