The Simpson University Music Department and Shasta Symphony Orchestra invite the community to their 17th annual community Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 8. The 3 p.m. concert at the Grant Center at Simpson University will feature holiday favorites and performances by the Simpson University Chorale, Shasta Symphony Orchestra, Trinity Repertory Singers, and Blended, an a cappella group.
Simpson University music professor Dan Pinkston will have an original composition premiered by the Tilikum Chamber Orchestra in Portland, Ore., on March 8. He also will travel to Dakar Academy in Senegal, West Africa, in April, to speak during their spiritual emphasis week, give guitar lessons and coach their musical groups and worship teams.
Simpson University junior Hannah Schumacher will perform in a spring Shasta Symphony Orchestra concert after her selection as a winner in the orchestra’s Emerging Artist Solo & Aria Competition.
Simpson University is offering a new music major with a commercial emphasis.
The emphasis is ideal for students who are interested in music industry careers, including recording engineer/producer, tour manager, artist/performer, and songwriter.
Redding’s two major educational institutions, Shasta College and Simpson University, will present a spring weekend, April 12-14, featuring the great music of the world. Three concerts, two on the Shasta campus and one at the Simpson site, will highlight composers and favorite compositions from four continents and eight nations.
Simpson University’s 16th annual Christmas concert on Dec. 2 will feature one of the most widely sung choral works in Western music, Handel’s “Messiah.” Selections from the masterpiece will be presented during the 3 p.m. concert by the Simpson Chorale, the Shasta Symphony Orchestra, and the university’s community choir, as well as guest vocalists.
REDDING, Calif.— Simpson University’s Music Department will bring to Redding two world-renowned musicians for its 2018-19 Artist-in-Residence Series. Many of the guest appearances are free and open to the public.
Simpson University music professor Dan Pinkston has been selected for a residency at the Visby International Centre for Composers in Sweden.