February 13th, 2012
GRANTHAM, Pa. (Feb. 10, 2012)—The Messiah College Department of Music will present two concerts in early March. The Symphony Orchestra will perform on March 2 at 8 p.m. in Hostetter Chapel, located on the college’s Grantham campus. The Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Winds will perform on March 5 at 7 p.m. at Northern York High School, located on South Baltimore Street in Dillsburg. Both concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, call the music department at 717-766-2511, ext. 3310.
March 2, 8 p.m.
The first concert will feature Messiah College’s Symphony Orchestra, an orchestra open to college students based on audition, specializing in performing literature pieces from Baroque through the 20th Century. The concert will be conducted by Timothy Dixon, director of orchestral activities at Messiah College. The orchestral program has prospered over the last several years under Dixon’s leadership, performing new, more major symphonies and recording CDs for the Kalmus/Masters Music label.
March 5, 7 p.m.
The Wind Ensemble is made up of approximately 45 Messiah College students, all of whom have auditioned for a spot. This select group of players performs the highest quality of wind band literature. The concert on Feb. 20 will feature the Wind Ensemble along with the Symphonic Winds, a larger group of wind performers made up of approximately 90 students. Bradley Genevro, director of bands and associate professor of music at Messiah College, will conduct the concert. Genevro is not only actively involved in Messiah’s music education program, but he serves as a recording producer for groups throughout the country, including the University of North Texas Wind Symphony and the Keystone Wind Ensemble.
About Messiah College’s music department
The Messiah College Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Undergraduate degrees offered include the Bachelor of Science in music education, the Bachelor of Music in performance, the Bachelor of Arts in Christian music studies, composition or commercial music and the Bachelor of Arts in music business. Students in all majors gain valuable experience through private study, junior and senior recitals and a wide variety of ensemble performances, tours and recordings.
The music department also offers a Master of Music in conducting. This graduate program is designed for continued education in a focused field of conducting, and students deepen their expertise by following a specialized track in wind, orchestral or choral conducting.
About Messiah College
Messiah College, a private Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences, enrolls 2,900 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1909, the primary campus is located in Grantham, Pa., near the state capital of Harrisburg. A satellite campus affiliated with Temple University is located in Philadelphia.