Engineers in Concert to Showcase Students’ Many Talents

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
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Students from a variety of academic majors will showcase their singing, instrumental and dancing talents in solo, duet, ensemble, and group performances during this year’s Engineers in Concert on the Hatfield Hall Theater stage.

The singing, instrumental and dancing talents of Rose-Hulman students will be featured in this year’s Engineers in Concert on Friday, February 18, in the Hatfield Hall Theater, starting at 7:30 p.m. This is a free event that’s open to the public, with face mask health and safety precautions being followed by all guests. No advance tickets are available, and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Now celebrating its 41st year, this annual concert showcases many talents at the leading science, engineering and mathematics college. Nearly every academic major is represented in this year’s concert that features a variety of solo acts and groups, including vocal and instrumental soloists, small ensembles, and the Rose Symphony, Jazz Ensemble and Rose Chorus.

Soloists performing a variety of classical arrangements will be senior electrical engineering student James Brandewie on cello; senior mechanical engineering major Lucas Foote on marimba; senior mechanical engineering major Andrew Romano as a pianist; the vocals of junior physics major Liz Canon; first-year biomedical engineering student Natalie Hannum on the flute; first-year mathematics and mechanical engineering student Grace Sheridan as a vocalist; and mechanical engineering student Taytum Newell on the viola.

Duets will feature junior mechanical engineering student Joseph Lahman and Canon in a vocal arrangement, sophomore mechanical engineering major Sam Betts on cello with first-year mechanical engineering student Everest Zang on guitar, and first-year optical engineering student Vincent Hammer on the marching snare drum with Foote on a drum set. Foote, Hammer and Romano will join first-year civil engineering student Nathan Rosmarin in a percussion ensemble.

Dancers filling the stage with a performance of “Nearly Morning” will be junior chemical engineering major Autumn Asp, junior chemical engineering and chemistry student Jennifer Koepsell, first-year biomedical engineering major Eliza Steele, and first-year chemical engineering student Phoebe Worstell.

A brass quintet performing songs from the first act of “Les Miserables” will be junior software engineering/data science student Luke Ferderer (trumpet), junior mechanical engineering major Jackson Morris (trombone), junior computer engineering student TJ Rutan (tuba), and Canon (horn).

A chamber choir will feature sophomore mechanical engineering students Therese Jaeger and Aaron Murane, first-year chemical engineering major Rachel Saunders and first-year electrical engineering student Lisa Sebastian, along with Canon and Lahman.

Meanwhile, a saxophone ensemble will include senior mechanical/electrical engineering student Conner Ozatalar (bari), junior computer engineering major Sebastian Huemer (soprano), sophomore computer science students Nathan Hurtig (tenor) and Nyomi Morris (alto), first-year computer engineering major Jack Cooperman (tenor), and first-year computer science student Anthony Mui (alto).

The Rose Chorus, directed by Anne Hewner, will perform “Don’t Stop Believin’”, “Something Told the Wild Geese” and “Set Me As a Seal.” The Symphony Orchestra will perform highlights from the musical “Wicked” and other musical selections. The Jazz Ensemble will feature “Groovin’ Hard” and “Summer Samba” along with “Just My Imagination,” a special arrangement by Norm Hanson, director of the ensemble and orchestra. He has also organized this year’s Engineers in Concert.