Tag Archives: John M. Long School of Music

Beloved former School of Music Director William Denison remembered

February 19, 2019
By Greg Phillips

The best leaders are those who lead by example.

Troy University and the Troy community lost a strong leader and a key member of the Trojan family with the passing of former Director of the School of Music Dr. William “Bill” Denison last Friday at age 81.

Denison came to TROY in September 1967 and…

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Vollrath’s opera ‘The Quest’ finds new audience through YouTube

August 27, 2018
By Andy Ellis

An opera written and composed a Troy University music professor in the 1960s and only performed on three consecutive nights in 1966 has now been reprised for a larger audience on YouTube.

Dr. Carl Vollrath wrote the two-act opera, “The Quest,” during his doctoral studies at Florida State University. The opera is based on the…

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TROY alum working with stars at Nashville Songwriters Association International

August 10, 2018
By Greg Phillips

With four months still to go before graduation, Troy University student Leah Hudson found herself working for the biggest not-for-profit songwriting organization in the world.

It was quite a unique situation for a college student, particularly one majoring in anthropology.

Hudson’s unlikely journey began as an undergrad when she developed an interest in the cultural…

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