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EAC Music Department to hold scholarship auditions April 1

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EAC Music Department to hold scholarship auditions April 1

THATCHER, AZ—Eastern Arizona College’s Music Department will hold auditions for several scholarships that are available to area music students on April 1, 2006; from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. However; all auditioners will need to have an appointment scheduled ahead of time.

To schedule appointments or to find out more information about the scholarships, vocalists and pianists should call Dr. David Lunt at 928-428-8464; instrumentalists should call Dr. Clay Redfield at 928-428-8465; and string students should call Mr. Franklin Alvarez at 928-428-8266.

The auditions will be held in the EAC Choir and Band Rooms.

Eastern Arizona College boasts one of the most active and distinguished Fine Arts programs in Arizona. Opportunities for students to showcase their talent abound at EAC, and class credits are fully transferable to universities. In music and in theatre and cinematic arts, students are able to participate and perform in their first year. At larger colleges, these opportunities may not come until much later.

The Music Department offers many avenues for creative expression. Whether students are seeking professional training or sheer enjoyment, at EAC students find:

• A diverse choral program featuring six performing groups involving some 240 students. These groups perform to packed houses and sell-out crowds. The A cappella Choir and Choraleers have performed for state and national conventions.

• The Choraleers, a musical powerhouse that’s in constant demand for show choir performances throughout Arizona and the Southwest.

• The Beautyshoppe Quartette and Harmony Express Men’s Quartet. The latter recently placed 10th in an international barbershop quartet competition.

• Musical theater productions that showcase the combined talents of our theatre and music students.

• The opportunity to compete in the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival.

• An annual presentation of Handel’s Messiah.

• The Gila Monster Marching Band--one of only two from junior colleges in the entire nation that belongs to the prestigious Kappa Psi Tau Beta Sigma national honorary band fraternity/sorority. It is also the only marching band program at any community college in Arizona.

• A Jazz Ensemble.

• A Symphonic Band.

• A 70-piece orchestra that blends college and community talent into its various ensembles.

At Eastern you can enhance your talents and abilities no matter what your future ambitions. There is a place for everyone in a highly supportive environment which encourages creativity and experimentation.