Lake Erie College to offer new musical ensemble experience

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Current and incoming students at Lake Erie College will now have a unique option to continue their musical involvement throughout college as part of The Junction. A new musical ensemble experience, The Junction is a one-credit-hour class that will begin meeting during the fall 2016 semester.

While making music is the primary objective, The Junction will place special focus on building critical skills such as working in a team environment, effective decision-making and communicating effectively, which are highly valued skills regardless of profession. The Junction is an inclusive group and is open to all students with an interest and ability in music.

Classes will be held in the Helen Rockwell Morley Memorial Music Building, Lake Erie College’s impressive small concert hall that houses a magnificent 64-rank, six-division E.M. Skinner organ. The types of music to be played will be tailored to the interests of the members, the instruments they play and their musical abilities. There is an expectation that members of the group will have a reasonable proficiency in reading music and previous experience playing in an ensemble (such as a high school concert or marching band).

Participating students will have the pleasure of learning from instructor Dr. Bryan DePoy, the College’s vice president for academic affairs and chief academic officer. An accomplished musician, Dr. DePoy holds a doctor of music degree from Florida State University, a master of music degree from the University of New Mexico, and a bachelor of music degree from the famed Indiana School of Music.

“What makes this ensemble unique is that it empowers students to guide the direction and nature of the music through collaboration, teamwork and negotiation,” said Dr. DePoy. “I envision my role to be that of a facilitator and guide.”

For more information regarding The Junction, please contact Dr. Bryan DePoy at bdepoy@lec.edu.

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