choral music http://wkms.org en MSU Educator Premieres Three Songs at West Point Reunion http://wkms.org/post/msu-educator-premieres-three-songs-west-point-reunion <p>Murray State's Tom Lough&nbsp;is a teacher of science teachers, an Olympian who participated in the 1968 US Team in modern pentathlon and has consulted with LEGO robotics. He can now add musical composer to his list of accomplishments, having recently premiered three songs at West Point's Class of 1964&nbsp;50th Reunion.&nbsp;We hear about his foray into writing music today during <em>Sounds Good</em>.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 20:22:31 +0000 Kate Lochte & Matt Markgraf 42104 at http://wkms.org MSU Educator Premieres Three Songs at West Point Reunion Carson Myre Series: Murray Schools' A Winter Choral Concert http://wkms.org/post/carson-myre-series-murray-schools-winter-choral-concert <p>Welcome to The Carson-Myre Charitable Foundation’s Youth and Ensemble Music Performance Series with WKMS.&nbsp;Today, we’ll hear highlights from A Winter Choral Concert, featuring the Murray Elementary Chorus, Murray Middle School Choir, and Murray High School Choir. Kim Black directs the Elementary Chorus, Laynie Alba Mitchell Directs the Middle and High School Choirs. George Eldred is our recording engineer. This concert was held on December 17, 2013 at First Presbyterian Church in Murray.</p><p><strong>Complete Song List:</strong></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:40:00 +0000 Matt Markgraf 37510 at http://wkms.org Carson Myre Series: Murray Schools' A Winter Choral Concert Carson Myre Series: Highlights from the Marshall Co. High School Christmas Choral Concert http://wkms.org/post/carson-myre-series-highlights-marshall-co-high-school-christmas-choral-concert <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Welcome to The </span>Carson-Myre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Charitable Foundation’s Youth and Ensemble Music Performance Series with </span>WKMS<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Today, we’ll hear highlights from the Marshall County High School Concert Choir and Women’s Choir Christmas Concert. Brant Veal is the Choral Director, Mary Grinnell Accompanies, and King Sound Studio is our recording engineer. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:30:00 +0000 Matt Markgraf 37483 at http://wkms.org Carson Myre Series: Highlights from the Marshall Co. High School Christmas Choral Concert Laynie Mitchell on the Importance of Early Childhood Music Education http://wkms.org/post/laynie-mitchell-importance-early-childhood-music-education <p>Chad Lampe speaks with Laynie Mitchell about the importance of early childhood music education. Mitchell is Choir Director at Murray High School and an adjunct faculty member at Murray State University. She is offering a 4-week early childhood music class this summer on Thursdays in June at First Presbyterian Church in Murray. Classes start at 9 am. and cost $40. In the course overview, she writes, "In order to be fully developed individuals, all children should receive music instruction. Also music instruction received at an early age will make the greatest difference in terms of life-long music learning. The younger a child is immersed in an appropriate music environment, the better." Contact Laynie Mitchell at <a href="mailto:elaine.mitchell@murray.kyschools.us">elaine.mitchell@murray.kyschools.us</a>, or at 270-761-4804.</p><p><a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wkms/files/201305/EarlyChildPhilo.doc">Click here to read the full course overview and Q&amp;A</a>. (Word)</p><p> Wed, 29 May 2013 17:24:04 +0000 Chad Lampe 31803 at http://wkms.org Laynie Mitchell on the Importance of Early Childhood Music Education Choral Conductor Talks Music, Invites Singers to Join New Chorus http://wkms.org/post/choral-conductor-talks-music-invites-singers-join-new-chorus <p>For some, singing is a passion. For some it’s a career. For others, it’s something to do in shower, or in the car with the radio full blast. Now Murray has a group devoted to the vocal pursuit. The Murray Choral Society is a new organization dedicated to the study and performance of choral music.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 18:52:35 +0000 Angela Hatton 22187 at http://wkms.org Choral Conductor Talks Music, Invites Singers to Join New Chorus