Chadron State College
Chadron State College

CSC music students and faculty to perform on campus, on the road

March 19, 2014

The Chadron State College music department has a busy plan for the remainder of this month.

The CSC Wind Symphony and chamber ensembles will perform March 21 at 7:30 pm. in Memorial Hall Auditorium. The program can also be seen online at:

Dr. Sidney Shuler will direct the CSC wind symphony. Chamber groups will be led by Shuler, Dr. Michael Stephens, Pam Shuler, and Lauren Stephens. The event is free and open to the public.

Selected CSC music students will perform in the annual honors recital March 23 at 3 pm. in the Sandoz Center Chicoine Atrium.

Performers include Lauren Morris, voice; Zach Kirchmeyer, trombone; A.J. Maser, trombone; Ryan Head, guitar; Conrad Gachne, composer; Tanner Johns, guitar/composer.

CSC saxophone quartet members Dr. Michael Stephens, Tess Grebner, Sean DeHaven, and Drew Kasch. Dr. Sidney Shuler and Dr. James Margetts will premier Conrad Gachne's original composition for trumpet and piano. The event is free and open to the public.

Jazz faculty and students will host 130 area middle school and high school students March 24 on campus for the annual High Plains Jazz Festival.

Fifty members of the Chadron State College Wind Symphony will be performing for school students in Scottsbluff and Colorado the final week of March.

CSC band director Dr. Sid Shuler, who will be accompanying the group, said the CSC student musicians will perform their first concert at 7 p.m. in Scottsbluff at Western Nebraska Community College March 26.

The following day the group will travel to Loveland, Colo. where they plan to perform at Mountain View High School at 7 p.m.

Works to be performed by the CSC student musicians include those composed by Samuel Hazo, Johann Sebastian Bach (transcribed for wind ensemble by Alfred Reed), Andre Messager and a suite of pieces from Video Games arranged by Ralph Ford.

Sid and Pamela Shuler will return to MVHS the next morning to provide a clinic with the bands there.

The CSC students will attend a Colorado Symphony program the evening of March 28 before returning to Chadron in the early morning hours of March 29.

Colorado Symphony Music Director Andrew Litton will conduct an evening of works beginning with acclaimed pianist Stephen Hough’s original composition Missa Mirabilis.

Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini highlights pianist/composer Stephen Hough’s legendary keyboard talent before the Colorado Symphony Chorus delivers a powerful performance of Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem to conclude the concert


—CSC Information Services