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Students & Faculty to Showcase Musical Talents in ‘Engineers in Concert’
March 14, 2012
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology students and faculty members
will showcase their many musical talents during the college's
annual Engineers in Concert on Saturday, March 17, in the Hatfield
The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are not
required, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.
||Talented Students: Homa Hariri, a
senior electrical engineering major from Zionsville, will once
again showcase her violin talents in Rose-Hulman Institute of
Technology's Engineers in Concert.
This special concert gives Rose-Hulman students, faculty and
staff members an opportunity to display their talents away from the
classroom or laboratory, according to concert coordinator Bradley
Burchett, associate professor of mechanical engineering.
Performances were selected following campus auditions.
"Rose-Hulman is blessed to have students, faculty and staff with
many talents and interests. This concert provides an
excellent venue to display those talents to the campus and local
community," said Burchett.
The diverse musical program will have bagpipe musician J.P.
Mellor, professor of computer science and software engineering; a
Celtic duo featuring student Homa Hariri and faculty member Keith
Hoover; and violinist Stephen Mayhew will play Jeno Hubay's
Hungarian piece "Hejre Kati" (Csardajelenet No. 4) with piano
accompaniment by Heidi Yoder.
An ensemble of 12 student contemporary acapella singers will
perform a selection that features Taylor Swift's "Mine," Leonard
Cohen's "Hallelujah" and "Fix You" by Guy Berryman, Will Champion,
Chris Martin and John Buckland.
Melissa Montgomery, a senior biomedical engineering major, will
present her own song, "Unlucky Medley," inspired by entertainer
Victor Borge. Senior electrical engineering student Jordan
Gameon will sing Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Til I Hear You Sing."
Brothers Robbie and Stephen Mayhew of Terre Haute will sing
Simon & Garfunkel's "59th Street Bridge Song" and "The Sound of
Silence," with guitarist Jared May. Robbie is a sophomore
mechanical engineering student while Stephen is a senior computer
science major. May is a Terre Haute resident and the son of
Rose-Hulman alumnus Dean May.
Leo Delibes' "The Flower Duet" will be sung by Kayla Greene, a
junior physics major, and Elaine Schaudt, a junior civil
engineering student. Burchett will provide piano
Three members of the Burchett family will also be featured in
two segments of the concert, being accompanied by their father Brad
Burchett. Lydia and Miriam Burchett will sing "Two Voices,
One Song," while Claudia Burchett will play the clarinet in a
rendition of "Concerto for Clarinet in A major."
The Rose-Hulman Jazz Band, directed by Norm Hanson, will kick
off the concert by playing Calvin Custer's arrangement of
"Splanky," Neil Hefti's "Li'l Darlin'" and Michael Sweeney's
version of Herbie Hancock's "Chameleon."
Meanwhile, the concert band will close the St. Patrick's Day
show with Brian Balmages' "Three Celtic Dances," Percy Grainger's
"Irish Tune from Country Derry" and Rossano Galante's "Resplendent
Glory." The group is directed by Julie Dugger.
Richard House, associate professor of English, will be the
master of ceremonies for the concert. Randy Carle will be the
show's production manager.