Monday, April 22, 2013

A New CD of Original Student Music Out Soon

If you are anything like I am, then you love music. As a music lover, you are going to want to hear the new CD titled "Writers in the Storm" that Vol State students have produced.

The final edits are still being processed, but the CD will include 10-12 original songs all written, recorded, engineered, mixed, and mastered by students. The only thing not done by students is the actual manufacturing of CD's and printing of the inserts.

The CD offers a variety of music genres from all types of students.

"We have kids working on a song together who have never met,"said Assistant Professor of Music, Lynn Peterson.

Students who have not met will meet soon as everyone starts rehearsal for the Spring Music Showcase and CD release show on April 26th and 27th. The first part of the show will include music from the bluegrass ensemble, a jazz band and more. 

"The second half of the show is like an album release concert, because we play all the songs on the album,"said Peterson. "The cool thing is that we are all involved together."

By "we", he is referring to the Vol State radio station, WVCP-FM, - that plays the music, the art department - that created the design, the theater department - that designed the stage set, and the studio -  where the album was produced and engineered.

The show admission is $10, which will include a copy of the album.  All proceeds go toward a scholarship for music students. Admission to the show is free with Vol State and the CD can be purchased. 

"If you are a student of Vol State, old or young, you can submit a song to the album," said Peterson. 

If you are an active student next spring, you can submit a song for the next spring album. Submissions begin in early February and continue throughout the month.

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