Tag Archives: John M. Long School of Music

Former SOTS drum major passes away after battle with COVID-19

July 31, 2020
By Michael Bird, M. Ed.

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.  

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Associate professor reaches radio milestone with 400th episode

June 10, 2020
By Greg Phillips

A Troy University associate professor recently celebrated a key radio milestone with the 400th episode of his weekly show “Clarinet Corner.”

Dr. Tim Phillips, Associate Professor of Clarinet at the John M. Long School of Music, has been interviewing clarinetists and playing a variety of clarinet-based tunes on TROY Public Radio for much of the…

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POPulus to unveil special one-hour concert next week

May 1, 2020
By Greg Phillips

POPulus, Troy University’s pop music ensemble, will premiere a new one-hour concert special titled “Glory — Live from Home” on YouTube next Friday, May 8.

The show, which starts at 7:30 p.m., features performances from the homes of the TROY students who are members of POPulus.

“This actually replaces two concerts POPulus did not get…

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