WMU News

Zegree arrangement is 'favorite of the month'

June 4, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- A Gershwin classic arranged by Dr. Stephen Zegree, professor of music at Western Michigan University, has been selected as the featured recording for June by Musica, an international online database of choral repertoire.

The Zegree arrangement of "Love Walked In" was performed by the Robert Schumann Choir and published in the United States by the Hal Leonard Corporation. The original score was composed by George Gershwin with lyrics by Ira Gershwin.

Zegree has served as director of WMU's award-winning vocal jazz ensemble Gold Company since 1978. He teaches piano and vocal jazz in the School of Music and performs as a regular pianist with the award-winning Western Jazz Quartet. Zegree has appeared as a guest conductor, pianist, clinician and adjudicator throughout the United States and in numerous countries on three continents.

Musica International is a nonprofit association originally founded in France in 1983 to promote choral music. In 1998, the emphasis of Musica International shifted to development of the Musica database and creation of a virtual multimedia library for choral music. Its founding members are the International Federation of Choral Music (IFCM) and the Centre d'Art Polyphonique d'Alsace (CAPA). Membership in Musica International is available to all academic institutions, music federations, libraries and publishers who wish to promote the diffusion of the choral repertoire. For more information, visit Musica International on the Web at <www.musicanet.org>.

Media contact: Kevin West, 269 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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