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

Former SOTS Drum Major Dr. Robert Lawrence died July 29. He was the Sound's first African American drum major in 1979.

Former SOTS Drum Major Dr. Robert Lawrence died July 29. He was the Sound's first African American drum major in 1979.

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

For more than 400 episodes, Dr. Tim Phillips has shared his love of the clarinet.

For more than 400 episodes, Dr. Tim Phillips has shared his love of the clarinet.

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

The concert, compiled from home videos of TROY students in the band, airs May 8 at 7:30 p.m. on YouTube.

The concert, compiled from home videos of TROY students in the band, airs May 8 at 7:30 p.m. on YouTube.

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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Music faculty thinking outside the box with remote concert pieces

Troy University music faculty and students are getting creative during the coronavirus lockdown with virtual music projects.

Troy University music faculty and students are getting creative during the coronavirus lockdown with virtual music projects.

Members of Troy University’s John M. Long School of Music haven’t let the coronavirus stop them and their students from performing.

While in-person concerts aren’t happening due to COVID-19, several faculty members and their students have used technology to create stunning virtual performances.

The Symphony Band, Concert Chorale and Frequency have all crafted collaborative pieces…

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