Academy Students Experience Three Days of Music
Lainey S. Cronk, April 9, 2008
Each year, Pacific Union College welcomes a small group of musicians for the Academy Keyboard Festival. The students, who mostly come from Northern and Central California academies, spend three days rehearsing, participating in master classes, enjoying demonstrations, and performing.
This year, the Festival took place April 3-5, with 11 students. Lynn Wheeler, chair of the PUC music department, led the ensembles and master classes, with assistant music professor Rosalie Rasmussen leading the handbell choir and associate music professor Bruce Rasmussen doing a demonstration session on the Rieger organ. The students performed their solos, group keyboard pieces, and bell choir pieces on Sabbath evening, including such works at Schaum’s Battle Hymn of the Republic, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, and Mendelssohn’s If With All Your Hearts.
For more information about the Academy Keyboard Festival or other music events, call the music department at (707) 965-6201.