Music Department Receives Support from Franklin Symphonic Council
Fine Arts

Franklin College logoFranklin College Music Department has received a grant from the Franklin Symphonic Council to fund the purchase of additional instruments for the growing department.  The $6,114 grant will go toward buying new percussion instruments.

“The Franklin College Instrumental Music Department has experienced rapid growth, and enrollment numbers for the 2018-19 school year appear to show continued growth,” said Michael Black, DMA, assistant professor of music and director of instrumental music. “The creation of the Franklin College Percussion Ensemble necessitates that the college own certain standard percussion instruments. The percussion studio is projected to grow in the next several years and students would be very limited in their musical study without the necessary instruments. We are very grateful for the support from the Franklin Symphonic Council.”

The benefits of purchasing these instruments will expand the repertoire that can be played by the college’s percussion ensemble, wind ensemble and string ensemble.

Black said all the instruments purchased with the grant will be used during the December 2018 Instrumental Music concert for the Indiana premiere of Into the Silent Land by Steve Danyew, written in memory of the students that lost their lives in the December 2012 tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary.

For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185.

(Written by Zach Rayce ’20.  Posted June 14, 2018)

POSTED Jun 14, 2018