Troy University’s Dr. Dave Camwell is gaining social media attention for his concert collaborations with musicians from around the world.
Camwell serves as the Director of Jazz Studies and Associate Professor of Music at the university. He began teaching at TROY in 2017.
Camwell’s collaborations are a result of COVID-19’s effect on the music industry.
The John M. Long School of Music hosted the 48th Annual Southeastern United States Honor Band and Clinic (SEUS) on Feb. 5, including about 400 high school students in the day-long virtual event.
The day consisted of honor band rehearsals as well as video contributions from multiple guest performers for the students to watch and learn from at…
At the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, the audience is taken back to the desperate cries of the ship’s passengers as the ensemble performs “My Heart Will Go On,” while a pianist tells the story of the tragic night, captivates the crowd with a ragtime tune and finishes with the hymn “Nearer, My…
Dr. Robert Lawrence, a native of Lanett, was the first African American elected to serve as Drum Major of the “Sound of the South” band in 1979.
The band that year was one of the largest in University history; in fact, a portrait of that special year is still displayed in Long Hall.