(November 16, 2010)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Centenary, BPCC join talents for concert Thursday, Nov. 18

SHREVEPORT, La. (Centenary News Service) — The Hurley School of Music will present the Centenary Wind Ensemble in collaboration with the Symphonic Winds of Bossier Parrish Community College in concert Thursday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Anderson Auditorium.

Centenary Wind Ensemble

The concert is free and open to the public.

Under the direction of Dr. Thomas Stone, the Wind Ensemble from Centenary College and the Symphonic Winds from BPCC are comprised of students, including both music majors and other majors. Both groups prepare instrumentalists and conductors for professional careers in performance and music education. They provide other students with an opportunity to continue their involvement in the performing arts and encourage those who do not plan careers in music to develop aesthetically as well as academically, to increase intellectual understanding of music and performance, and to inspire spirituality in music making.

A native of Oshkosh, Wis., Dr. Stone is professor of music at Centenary College. He received his Bachelors degree in music from Lawrence University, where he studied composition with Steven Stucky, and his Master of Music degree from DePaul University in 1983. He has extensive experience as a conductor and teacher in both private and public schools in Wisconsin, Illinois and Florida. He earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in wind conducting at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, where he was a student of Eugene Migliaro Corporon.

For information, call 869-5235.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and has been recognized as "One of the Best 371 Colleges" by the Princeton Review and one of "America's Best Colleges" and one of "America's Best Private Colleges" by Forbes.com. In 2008 Centenary College celebrated 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.