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The Music Scene: Where to Catch a Good Show

When looking for things to do in Utah Valley, a crowd favorite is live music. According to graduate student Julia Chiou, an avid attendee of shows, live music is a way to bring people together. “Local music isn’t just about the music; it’s about the people, It is all about authenticity and storytelling. The performers […]

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UVU choirs stun audience by showcasing local talent

UVU’s Department of Music performed their annual Fall Choral Showcase at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church. This concert featured the UVU Chamber Choir, Men’s Choir and Women’s Choir as well as a senior highlight performance on Thursday, Oct. 11. “These students come from all over campus, from a wide range of majors, with a […]

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Special guest Kris Johnson charms audience at UVU’s Jazz Jam Series

The Grammy nominated trumpeter Kris Johnson was the guest of the new monthly music program, “Jazz Jam Series”, by UVU School Of The Arts. The talented jazz musician and member of the Count Basie Orchestra played at Center Stage on Oct. 15. Kris Johnson is an award-winning jazz trumpeter, composer and educator. He has appeared […]

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Utahns perform Rigoletto with a 60’s “Rat Pack” spin

UVU and BYU teachers and students performed Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto with Utah Lyric Opera at the Scera Theater in Orem. The play, directed by Elizabeth Hansen of ULO, had classic opera with a twist by adding a 60’s themed setting. The performance on Aug. 31 reflected the effort that goes into opera singing. According to Isaac […]

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Hypnotist John Moyer amuses and confuses audience

Hypnotist John Moyer brought a jaw-dropping show to the UVU Welcome Week celebration Aug. 21, leaving students amused, confused and empowered. “I want students to know they can do anything they put their mind to,” said Moyer, a master hypnotist and certified consulting hypnotherapist with 20 years of award-winning stand-up comedy experience. Moyer says that […]

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Commercial Music Department continues music series

Students of the UVU Commercial Music Department held a concert at the Ragan Theater March 2 to springboard the department’s concert series. With the use of a fog machine, captivating visuals, lights and professional musical equipment, the department created their own rock and pop concert experience on campus. The show comprised of two groups, Jealous […]

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Seretta Hart performs worldwide debut

Without flinching, Seretta Hart shifted the smooth voice of her trumpet rapidly between two very different musical styles. This almost continuous transition between short rigid structure and smooth lyrical passages is characteristic of music from trumpet player and composer Anthony Plog. A crowd of about 60 gathered in the intimate setting of the Demke Recital […]

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