UNC Greensboro’s School of Music will host its annual Collage concert virtually on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m.
Approximately 40 students and 20 faculty are featured in the pre-recorded concert. Each performance was recorded on campus in November and December, with appropriate COVID-19 safety measures. In January, all performances were edited together into the final production. The concert includes interpretations of 14 musical pieces, including “Amazing Grace,” “Over the Rainbow,” and music by Mozart, Bach, Undine Smith Moore, and more.
“Our annual Collage concert in September has always been a way to bring our School of Music and our community together, with UNCG Auditorium filled with the sound of many exciting and moving performances and an enthusiastic audience,” said Dr. Kevin Geraldi, director of instrumental ensembles and associate professor of conducting. “While we can’t be together this year to experience the music, our virtual program represents the very best of our students and faculty, just as it does every year. We hope you enjoy the concert and that we will see everyone in person at a concert as soon as possible.”
The concert is offered free as a gift to the community, though patrons are encouraged to make a donation to the Collage Scholarship Fund. Since the first Collage concert in 2008, the School of Music has raised $180,000 in scholarship funds, which go directly to undergraduate and graduate students.
“These scholarships are vital to supporting our student artists as they grow as musicians at UNCG,” said Dr. Carole Ott Coelho, associate director of choral activities. “We hope that viewers of our virtual concert this year will be inspired to donate and to continue to support the excellence and growth of our students at the School of Music.”
The concert will be viewable on Jan. 30, starting at 7:30 p.m., via the Collage website.