'Engineers in Concert' Highlights Musical, Dance Talent on Campus

Monday, March 14, 2016
Engineers In Concert

Happening At Hatfield: The concert band will be among several student performing groups featured on the Hatfield Hall Theater stage in this year's Engineers in Concert.

The talents of the campus community will be showcased in this year's Engineers in Concert on Friday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Hatfield Hall. The event is free and open to the public, with seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

This annual show, now in its 36th year, features students, faculty, and staff performing a variety of instrumental, vocal, and dance talents-from John Williams' iconic music from Star Wars to the lilting strains of Mozart. There will also be a choral montage from the musical Wicked; a tap dance performance by chemical engineering professor Kimberly Henthorn and civil engineering professor Jennifer Mueller Price; and selections by the RHIThm Acapella group.

Student groups performing will be the concert band, directed by Julie Dugger and featuring organist David Gibbs; the chorus, directed by Chad Roscoe; the symphony orchestra, conducted by Norm Hanson; and the dance company.

"Rose-Hulman has an active student body with a wide range of interests, including the performing arts," said concert coordinator Bradley Burchett, a mechanical engineering professor. "Our students never cease to amaze me with the breadth and depth of talent they demonstrate each year."

Retired professor of electrical engineering Keith Hoover, a long-time concert band member, will serve as the show's master of ceremonies.