School of Music presents annual scholarship benefit spectacular

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Photo of vocal jazz ensemble Gold Company

Vocal jazz ensemble Gold Company will be one of several performers at the showcase.

KALAMAZOO—Western Michigan University's School of Music will present its fourth annual WMUsic Showcase Spectacular at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, in Miller Auditorium. The showcase of talent for WMU’s internationally recognized music program is a benefit concert, with all proceeds being applied toward music student scholarships.

Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for seniors and $5 for students, and are available from Miller Auditorium at millerauditorium.com/som or by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858.

WMUsic Showcase Spectacular

Produced by Scott Boerma, director of bands and conductor of the University Symphonic Band, this event will showcase the talents of ensembles as well as those of individual students and faculty in the School of Music. This year's showcase will feature a new format, in which the diverse musical performances threads together into a montage of ever-changing sights and sounds: A brass ensemble shifts to a woodwind consort, a symphonic band morphs into a symphony orchestra, a tenor soloist expands to a full choir, computer-generated sounds take a quantum leap to music from the 1600s, vocal jazz becomes instrumental, striking percussion contrasts with delicately feminine voices, and a tiny chamber ensemble grows to a gargantuan marching band.

For more information, visit wmich.edu/music.