Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Southern Miss, School of Music Symphony

Southern Miss's School of Music, will be performing the world premiere of a new piece of music. An American Requiem was composed in recent years by Edwin Penhorwood, as a memorial for those affected by Hurricane Katrina. Penhorwood will be present at the premiere of his work, and as a collaboration between the Hattiesburg Choral Union (composed of community singers as well as members of the school's chorale and concert choirs) and the Symphony Orchestra of Southern, this will be a major event of the year for the School of Music. The performance is to be directed by Gregory Fuller, the Director of Choral Activities.

The performance will be held, Thursday, April 8th, at Main Street Baptist Church on Hardy Street. Information for the tickets and performance can be found on School of Music webpage

Centennial Celebration

Courtesy of http://usm.edu/
Southern Miss celebrates its 100th year anniversary! March 30th officially marked the university's 100th year of existing. The week was filled with a number of celebratory events on campus, including the opening of the Centennial Exhibit, Founder's Day Celebration, and the all important, Centennial "100" Formation, which is pictured above. I, personally, did not attend any of the events do to having two tests scheduled and this grand day. But, I did attend the Centennial Celebration and Picnic on the field in front of the Walker Science Building. USM's Gulf Coast is also celebrating with its own string of events. Both campuses are continuing their celebratory events through November, with the Gulf Coast finishing off in December with a chorale.

Information on the remaining events for both campuses can be found at http://www.usm.edu/centennial