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Vocal ensembles refuse to let COVID-19 stop the music

Groups such as Concert Chorale, Collegiate Singers and Frequency have found ways to safely continue their musical journeys.

Groups such as Concert Chorale, Collegiate Singers and Frequency have found ways to safely continue their musical journeys.

Troy University’s choral ensembles are finding unique ways to showcase and hone their talents during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Diane Orlofsky, Director of Choirs and Conductor of Concert Chorale, and Scott Sexton, Conductor for Frequency and Collegiate Singers, knew the pandemic would pose challenges for students this semester.

“We read the handwriting on the wall…

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Music Industry alumnus entertaining guests on the Titanic

Josh McInnish, a TROY alumnus, has become a vital part of the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Josh McInnish, a TROY alumnus, has become a vital part of the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

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…

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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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