Music Department

Upcoming Concerts/Recitals

Joyce Lyons

Thursday, September 10
Artists in  Residence Present:

Joyce Lyons, Vocal Jazz Master Class

Joyce Lyons, (AEA, SAG-AFTRA) is part singer, actress and comedian. Reared in Gaithersburg, Maryland, she found her way to Colorado Women's College where she studied with one Durango's favorite musicians, Tom MacCluseky. After college, Joyce headed to New York City, where she trod the streets for work; a little waitressing (very little), a little office work (more than a very little), a lot of singing and acting to boot. Joyce worked with some of New York's finest musicians, from the exquisite writings of Dick Lieb, to the spellbinding arrangements of Lee Musiker and the auspicious and ever playful lyrics of bass accompanist Jay Leonhart. A proponent of the "lyric is everything," Joyce began her master class at Fort Lewis College several years ago at the suggestion of Mr. MacCluskey. "There is no greater joy than when a student 'gets it!' "When they have connected to something deep inside and bring it forth in their performance." Leaving in NYC in late 2009, Joyce has continued her musical/theatrical journey to the upper midwest of Minnesota, where she has developed a loyal following; performing at the renown "Dakota Jazz Club," the intimate "Three Crows (where she packs the place) and is a new participant in the annual Twin Cities Jazz Festival.

Sunday, September 20
Alexander Murray Faculty Recital Series Presents:

Faculty Collage Recital
3:00pm - Roshong Recital Hall

Meet our newest faculty member, Dr. Kerry Ginger, visiting instructor of voice, at our annual collage recital! The music faculty will entertain you with a variety of great music. Reception immediately following the recital.  Come say hello as we embark on another school year filled with concerts and master classes!

All proceeds go towards music scholarships

Pay at the door: $15 for adults, $5 for children, FLC Students free with ID

Thursday, October 1st - Midday Music Student Recital
Music students perform a variety of short works.
12:20PM, Roshong Recital Hall - FREE

Thursday, October 15th - Midday Music Student Recital
Music students perform a variety of short works.
12:20PM, Roshong Recital Hall - FREE

Friday, October 23Dr. John Pennington
Dr. John Pennington, Percussion Concert

7:00pm - Roshong Recital Hall
Free Admission

Educator, composer, performer, author, producer and conductor, Dr. John Pennington is currently a Professor of Music at Augustana College and is the Artistic Director of the Animas Music Festival in Durango, Colorado. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan, Arizona, and Arizona State.

Dr. Pennington is an orchestral percussionist, who currently performs with the Music in the Mountains Music Festival. With over thirty recordings to date he has recorded for the Ensemble 21, Summit, Cristo, OCP, and Equilibrium labels.

Recent recording releases include: Lou Harrison, American Gamelan (produced, conducted and performed 2007), Compassionate and Wise (co-produced, composed and performed-2006-Equilibrium Press).

With performances on four continents and over twenty-five states he has performed on Prairie Home Companion and been a featured performer at three Percussive Arts Society International Conventions.

Active as a composer and arranger he has over twenty-five compositions for soloist, duo, chamber and films and dozens of arrangements for numerous instrumental and vocal combinations.

Extensive studies in world music have included experience in African, Middle Eastern, Indonesian, Cuban and the South Indian Karnatak tradition. Recently, Dr. Pennington studied the Northern Hindustani tradition of music in Haridwar and Delhi, India.


Thursday, October 29th - Midday Music Student Recital
Music students perform a variety of short works.
12:20PM, Roshong Recital Hall - FREE

Friday, October 30th

Spooky Halloween Band and Choir Concert

7:00PM, Concert Hall

$5 for adults, $1 for children, FLC Students free with ID (must obtain a ticket from ticket window).




Proceeds from all Music Department Events go towards

music scholarships for our students.

Thank you for supporting us!

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