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KU School of Music celebrates annual Collage Concert, a Jayhawk tradition, on Sept. 18

Thursday, September 10, 2015

LAWRENCE – The University of Kansas School of Music kicks off the new school year with the 16th Annual KU Collage Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18 at the Lied Center of Kansas. Admission is free to KU students with a valid ID, $16 for adults and $11 for seniors and children.

The 16th Annual Collage Concert is an exciting opportunity for the Lawrence-area community to experience KU's vibrant music culture through performances featuring the world-class talents of students and faculty. This year’s concert features the Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Combined Choirs, and Jazz Ensemble I, as well as performances by the Brass Ensemble, Chamber Singers, Saxophone Quartet I, Trio Affettuoso, and many talented student soloists. The spectacular concert always concludes with an exciting performance by the Marching Jayhawks.

“The Collage Concert is a Jayhawk tradition that celebrates a new academic year by sharing our music in multiple forms in one performance,” said Robert Walzel, KU School of Music dean. “There is no better way to see all that the KU School of Music has to offer. It is a rare and wonderful evening for our faculty, staff and students that we look forward to every year.”

All proceeds from the Collage Concert benefit the Student Opportunity Fund, a resource providing essential financial support for School of Music students participating in competitions, presentations and conferences throughout the country and beyond. Additionally, a special fundraiser for the School of Music Student Opportunity Fund will take place in the Pavilion at the Lied Center prior to the evening’s performance. Tickets to this event are $85 per person (includes entry to the concert). For questions or event registration, please contact Kylie Smith at 785-864-4104 or kyliesmith@ku.edu.

The Collage Concert will also be live streamed for those who cannot attend the performance in person. Live streaming is available by visiting http://lied.ku.edu/event/collage2015/ and clicking on “watch live via webcast.”

For more information, contact the KU School of Music at 785-864-3436 or visit www.music.ku.edu

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Music students present hundreds of public concerts every year
Students perform in KU choirs, concert bands, pep bands, ensembles, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos
The school owns one of the greatest jazz record collections in the world
KU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of the symphony "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Carnegie Hall
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
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Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.