choral music

Murray State's Tom Lough 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 50th Reunion. We hear about his foray into writing music today during Sounds Good.

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 elaine.mitchell@murray.kyschools.us, or at 270-761-4804.

Click here to read the full course overview and Q&A. (Word)

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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.