TCC Holds Honors Recitals at Northeast and Northwest Campuses

Students participating in two honors recitals at the Northeast and Northwest campuses recently demonstrated TCC’s commitment to excellence. Both singing and playing a variety of instruments, students receiving private lessons signed up to audition with the approval of their instructors. Auditions are held before a panel of outside judges.
“This is the largest group of honors recital students to earn this opportunity at TCC, ever!” said Northeast Music Department Chair Karen Parsons.
The Northeast panel of judges asked if they could select a “Best in Room” for the day. They bestowed the honor upon Alex Gillen, who played guitar for “Tango en Skai,” by Roland Dyens.
Nineteen artists performed during the Northeast Honors recital. Musical selections included vocal and instrumental numbers from a variety of works including Don Giovanni, Magnificat, Pirates of Penzance and The Godfather. The event was attended by the Sonata Club, a group of enthusiasts committed to support the study of music. They established the Sonata Club Scholarship to stimulate interest in music and encourage deserving students.
At the Northwest Honors Recital, eight students performed music by Bach, Chopin, Debussy, Mendelsohn and Sondheim. Two artists performed vocal numbers while the remaining six played instrumentals on the piano, saxophone, trombone and tuba.
Northwest Music Director Richard Powell praised the students, saying, “With their performances, honors participants demonstrate the utmost in preparation, interpretation and technical ability that our wonderful private music faculty passes on to our students.”