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Since Christmas is approaching, and we aren't in school during the season this year, I thought it would be a good time to publish the Hurley Wassail recipe for all (especially since I saw two alums on Facebook yesterday, talking about it!).

This will be the first time in many years that the smells of apple cider and cinnamon and orange won't be wafting through the halls of Hurley during finals. It's hard to believe that I searched for a recipe to serve during a reception for a Camerata concert in December of 1983, and it became a tradition for us. I hope some of you will make this recipe this year in memory of the many young musicians and teachers of the Hurley School of Music who drank this while they finished exams every fall. Merry Christmas to all!
Best of luck to all of my students who are competing in the NATS competition in Southern Arkansas University in Jonesboro, AR. (NATS is National Association for Teachers of Singing...it's kind of a big deal).
Did you know that Mozart did musical theatre before it was cool? In this lecture reciti, we will compare the 18th century concert aria to contemporary musical theatre songs, and explore the similarities and differences of these two styles and their lasting popularity.

Hurley Senior Victoria Sundin will present a lecture recital on Friday, February 8, 2019 at 4:00pm during Recital Hour. All are invited and encouraged to attend! The recital is open and free to the public.
Devon, check into this program.

The Hurley School of Music at Centenary College: preparing today's artist-scholars for tomorrow's performance. Undergraduate centric, Centenary College's musicians sharpen their talents and intellect within a liberal arts environment.

Comprised primarily of undergraduates, the School of Music affords its music majors many opportunities to perform as soloists, lead groups as a conductor, participate in ensembles, or act in stage roles. When students graduate from Centenary, their music résumés exhibit quality experiences that prepared them for music-related careers or graduate school. Centenary students who are not majoring in music have many opportunities for participation in ensembles and performances.

Operating as usual

MAY 22-23 – Mahler Symphony No. 4 | Shreveport Symphony Orchestra 05/04/2021

MAY 22-23 – Mahler Symphony No. 4 | Shreveport Symphony Orchestra

Looking forward to hearing our very own, Dr. Janani Sridhar, sing with the SSO soon!!

MAY 22-23 – Mahler Symphony No. 4 | Shreveport Symphony Orchestra MAY 22-23 – Mahler Symphony No. 4 WILLIS-KNIGHTON MASTERWORKS SERIES Sat., May 22 at 7:30 PM Sun., May 23 at 3 PM First Baptist Shreveport, with socially-distanced audience, and streamed online Shreveport Symphony Orchestra Michael Butterman, conductor Janani Sridhar, soprano MAHLER Symphony No. 4...

04/28/2021

Enjoy this lovely excerpt from a 1989 issue of The Conglomerate. We look forward to the days when our halls can be this full again!

[Photo courtesy of the Centenary Archives, The Conglomerate 1989]

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Enjoy this lovely excerpt from a 1989 issue of The Conglomerate. We look forward to the days when our halls can be this full again!

[Photo courtesy of the Centenary Archives, The Conglomerate 1989]

#HurleySchoolofMusic #HurleyHistory

04/27/2021

Drew Echols - Senior Recital

An amazing senior recital. Bravi Drew Echols and Dr. Gay Grosz!!

04/26/2021

Drew Echols - Senior Recital

Drew Echols - Baritone - Senior Recital
Pianist, Dr. Gay Grosz
Voice Student of Professor Emeritus Gale Odom, DMA

April 26, 7 pm
First Baptist Shreveport, Sanctuary

Senior Recital - Brennen Templeton - Centenary College of Louisiana 04/24/2021

Senior Recital - Brennen Templeton - Centenary College of Louisiana

JOIN US! Brennen Templeton's senior recital is now live! This recital is offered in partial fulfillment of the B.A. in Music with a concentration in Composition. Dr. James Eakin is Brennen's composition professor. Mr. Tom Hundemer is Brennen's horn professor. Help us celebrate his tremendous talents!

https://youtu.be/MsP6iD9nWPc

Senior Recital - Brennen Templeton - Centenary College of Louisiana Hello! My name is Brennen Templeton and this video is a compiled edit of many compositions I did during my Undergraduate studies at Centenary College of Loui...

04/23/2021

Check out Drew Echols's Senior Recital this Monday! To learn more about Drew, visit our #Seniorspotlight series.

#Hurleyschoolofmusic #Hurleyvoicedepartment #Hurleyhappenings #seniorrecital

Check out Drew Echols's Senior Recital this Monday! To learn more about Drew, visit our #Seniorspotlight series.

#Hurleyschoolofmusic #Hurleyvoicedepartment #Hurleyhappenings #seniorrecital

Photos from Hurley School of Music's post 04/20/2021

Here's a sneak peek of the production photos from Colors of Love! Thank you to Shannon Palmer Photography for these beautiful images!

#Hurleyhappenings #HurleySchoolofMusic #SingersWorkshop

Photos from Hurley School of Music's post 04/17/2021

Bravo to the Centenary College Choir on a wonderful concert tonight!

@centenarycollegechoir
#HurleySchoolofMusic #CentenaryCollegeChoir #Hurleyhappenings #Hurleyfamily

04/13/2021

Pictured here is former choir director Dr. Will K. Andress and choir member Julie Clegg. In 1980, the choir embarked on an international tour to Poland and Russia which was a brave move as they were in the middle of the Cold War.

Despite the political unrest, the choir had a very successful tour and shared their gifts with the community during this difficult time.

[Photo courtesy of the Centenary Archives, Yoncopin 1980]

#HurleyHistory #HurleySchoolofMusic #CentenaryCollege #CentenaryCollegeChoir #music

Pictured here is former choir director Dr. Will K. Andress and choir member Julie Clegg. In 1980, the choir embarked on an international tour to Poland and Russia which was a brave move as they were in the middle of the Cold War.

Despite the political unrest, the choir had a very successful tour and shared their gifts with the community during this difficult time.

[Photo courtesy of the Centenary Archives, Yoncopin 1980]

#HurleyHistory #HurleySchoolofMusic #CentenaryCollege #CentenaryCollegeChoir #music

Photos from Hurley School of Music's post 04/10/2021

Thank you to everyone who watched our cabaret last night! There were a number of requests for programs so we have attached a copy here for your viewing pleasure!

04/10/2021

Students and faculty of the Hurley School of Music present “Colors of Love,” a cabaret-style performance bringing together works from operas and musicals as well as the art song, lieder, and chanson repertory.

04/08/2021

What a pleasure it was to have Alexander Kerr, concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, offer a masterclass while in Shreveport for a performance with the Shreveport Symphony! Mr. Kerr worked with Centenary Suzuki School student, Cal Alexander (student of Laura Crawford, Centenary, and Jan Sloman, Cleveland Institute of Music) on the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 35, which Cal will perform with the Centenary Youth Orchestra on Sunday, April 11 in the Hargrove Memorial Amphitheater on Centenary's campus! Details for the concert will be posted in the comments below! Many thanks, Mr. Kerr!

What a pleasure it was to have Alexander Kerr, concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, offer a masterclass while in Shreveport for a performance with the Shreveport Symphony! Mr. Kerr worked with Centenary Suzuki School student, Cal Alexander (student of Laura Crawford, Centenary, and Jan Sloman, Cleveland Institute of Music) on the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D Major, op. 35, which Cal will perform with the Centenary Youth Orchestra on Sunday, April 11 in the Hargrove Memorial Amphitheater on Centenary's campus! Details for the concert will be posted in the comments below! Many thanks, Mr. Kerr!

04/04/2021

Many thanks to Dr. David Hobson and the Centenary Choir for a safe and beautiful Easter Sunrise Service!! Happy Easter to all who celebrate!

Many thanks to Dr. David Hobson and the Centenary Choir for a safe and beautiful Easter Sunrise Service!! Happy Easter to all who celebrate!

Photos from Hurley School of Music's post 04/02/2021

#FBF to when faculty and students came out to play and spray paint the backdrop for the upcoming spring cabaret!

#HurleySchoolofMusic #Hurleyfamily #Theatrefamily #Centenaryfamily #Hurleyhappenings #Singersworkshop #Springcabaret #teamwork #pizzaandpainting

03/25/2021

#Tbt to piano recital hour when Drew and Carson ended up #twinning!

Clearly at Hurley, our creative tendencies are in sync!

#HurleySchoolofMusic #TBT #Hurleyfamily #hurleyvoicedepartment #Hurleyrecitalhour

#Tbt to piano recital hour when Drew and Carson ended up #twinning!

Clearly at Hurley, our creative tendencies are in sync!

#HurleySchoolofMusic #TBT #Hurleyfamily #hurleyvoicedepartment #Hurleyrecitalhour

03/20/2021

Enjoy this little snippet from our very own Wind Ensemble led by Tom Hundemer!

#HurleySchoolofMusic #Hurleywindensemble #HurleyFamily #HurleyHappenings

Schubert's "Shepherd on the Rock." 03/18/2021

Schubert's "Shepherd on the Rock."

Check out a little #TBT clip of Dr. Sridhar from a concert just over a year ago!

#HurleyFamily #Hurleyfaculty #hurleyschoolofmusic

Schubert's "Shepherd on the Rock." Janani Sridhar, sopranoEvgeni Karelin, clarinetCecilia Lo-Chien Kao, pianoVideo footage courtesy of Texas Christian University.

03/17/2021

In 1956, an Aeolian-Skinner organ was installed in Brown Chapel. In 1971, Schantz Organ Company installed the current organ console. The organ is now double its original size with additions by Schantz, Moller Organ Factor, and Dan Garland Organs.

#HurleyHistory #HurleySchoolofMusic #CentenaryCollege #music

In 1956, an Aeolian-Skinner organ was installed in Brown Chapel. In 1971, Schantz Organ Company installed the current organ console. The organ is now double its original size with additions by Schantz, Moller Organ Factor, and Dan Garland Organs.

#HurleyHistory #HurleySchoolofMusic #CentenaryCollege #music

Photos from Hurley School of Music's post 03/12/2021

We had our first in-person recital hour today! Bravi to all who performed! Also, how much fun is it walking back to your seat to the sounds of thunderous applause? Students, your Hurley family is proud of you!

#HurleySchoolofMusic #Hurleyfamily #recitalhourmotivation

03/10/2021

Welcome to another edition of #Seniorspotlight! Meet Drew Echols, one of Hurley's graduating seniors!

Drew Echols is a senior Vocal Performance major at Hurley. During his time at Centenary he has appeared as Frank in Prince Orlofsky’s Ball and Paul in Company, as well performed as a member of The Centenary College Choir, Centenary Camerata, and Centenary’s Singers’ Workshop.


What is your favourite memory of Hurley?

My favorite memory from Hurley was my audition almost 4 years ago! I accidentally left one of my dress shoes in the men’s room before returning to Dallas and had a full Cinderella moment!

What are your plans after graduating?

After graduating, I plan on getting my masters in Vocal Performance and hope to attend some training or young artist programs to further develop my artistic ability and meet new people in the opera world!

What will you miss most about Hurley?

What I’ll miss most about Hurley is the smell of Wassail coming from the kitchen during the final's week of the fall semester. It always made me feel extra at home and comforted!

If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what it would be?

Pad Thai all the way!

#HurleySchoolofMusic #Hurleyfamily #Seniorfeature

Welcome to another edition of #Seniorspotlight! Meet Drew Echols, one of Hurley's graduating seniors!

Drew Echols is a senior Vocal Performance major at Hurley. During his time at Centenary he has appeared as Frank in Prince Orlofsky’s Ball and Paul in Company, as well performed as a member of The Centenary College Choir, Centenary Camerata, and Centenary’s Singers’ Workshop.


What is your favourite memory of Hurley?

My favorite memory from Hurley was my audition almost 4 years ago! I accidentally left one of my dress shoes in the men’s room before returning to Dallas and had a full Cinderella moment!

What are your plans after graduating?

After graduating, I plan on getting my masters in Vocal Performance and hope to attend some training or young artist programs to further develop my artistic ability and meet new people in the opera world!

What will you miss most about Hurley?

What I’ll miss most about Hurley is the smell of Wassail coming from the kitchen during the final's week of the fall semester. It always made me feel extra at home and comforted!

If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what it would be?

Pad Thai all the way!

#HurleySchoolofMusic #Hurleyfamily #Seniorfeature

03/05/2021

The Centenary Chamber Singers were established in 1976. The group was considered an elite ensemble, comprised solely of music majors, and directed by Dr. Harlan Snow. They sang mostly classical pieces and often collaborated with Opera Workshop in performances. This ensemble is reflective of our current ensemble, Camerata.

[Photo courtesy of the Centenary Archives, Yoncopin 1978]

#HurleyHistory #HurleySchoolofMusic #CentenaryCollege #music

The Centenary Chamber Singers were established in 1976. The group was considered an elite ensemble, comprised solely of music majors, and directed by Dr. Harlan Snow. They sang mostly classical pieces and often collaborated with Opera Workshop in performances. This ensemble is reflective of our current ensemble, Camerata.

[Photo courtesy of the Centenary Archives, Yoncopin 1978]

#HurleyHistory #HurleySchoolofMusic #CentenaryCollege #music

02/27/2021

A little glimpse into life at Hurley. Clearly, our students are artistic in every manner of their lives... even when patiently waiting between appointments. :)

#snapshotsofHurley #Hurleyschoolofmusic #HurleyFamily #Hurleylife

A little glimpse into life at Hurley. Clearly, our students are artistic in every manner of their lives... even when patiently waiting between appointments. :)

#snapshotsofHurley #Hurleyschoolofmusic #HurleyFamily #Hurleylife

Timeline Photos 02/26/2021

#Repost @kmcraequeen
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Thank you to @centenaryla @hurley.centenary and especially @jsopera for inviting me to give a virtual #yogaformusicians workshop. Such a thoughtful, inquisitive, and great group to spend an evening discussing how to connect with our breath and body both on and off our mats. #namaste

#Repost @kmcraequeen
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Thank you to @centenaryla @hurley.centenary and especially @jsopera for inviting me to give a virtual #yogaformusicians workshop. Such a thoughtful, inquisitive, and great group to spend an evening discussing how to connect with our breath and body both on and off our mats. #namaste

02/23/2021

Welcome to another edition of #SeniorSpotlight! Meet another one of our talented seniors, Veronica Seal-Bravo!

My name is Veronica Jimenez-Bravo, but I legally changed my last name to Seal-Bravo to match my step-dad. I was born in Peru and I lived in Mexico for 8 years only to finally settle in Houston in 2017 with my parents, brother and 2 dogs. I am a senior music major (general) with a French minor; my main instrument is the flute, but I am taking lessons on piano and percussion, and I’m part of the choir (but I don’t really know how to sing).

What is your favourite memory of Hurley? My favorite memory of Hurley is this one time in Dr. Eakin’s class where we got really really off-topic and we started debating whether Beethoven had feet, since they're never shown in any portraits.

What are your plans after graduating? After graduating, I was planning to live with my friend Abbie and work on getting an MBA but I decided last minute that I didn’t want to do that so I’m applying to Longy School of Music for the next next year.

What will you miss most about Hurley? The people. With a school of this size you get really close not only to your peers but also to the faculty, so I’ll really miss being able to get to know people at this level.

If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it would be? This is a hard one because I love to try new foods, but if I was forced to pick just one food, I would pick seafood. I know its not one specific food but I really love all kinds of seafood.

#HurleyFamily #Hurleyschoolofmusic

Welcome to another edition of #SeniorSpotlight! Meet another one of our talented seniors, Veronica Seal-Bravo!

My name is Veronica Jimenez-Bravo, but I legally changed my last name to Seal-Bravo to match my step-dad. I was born in Peru and I lived in Mexico for 8 years only to finally settle in Houston in 2017 with my parents, brother and 2 dogs. I am a senior music major (general) with a French minor; my main instrument is the flute, but I am taking lessons on piano and percussion, and I’m part of the choir (but I don’t really know how to sing).

What is your favourite memory of Hurley? My favorite memory of Hurley is this one time in Dr. Eakin’s class where we got really really off-topic and we started debating whether Beethoven had feet, since they're never shown in any portraits.

What are your plans after graduating? After graduating, I was planning to live with my friend Abbie and work on getting an MBA but I decided last minute that I didn’t want to do that so I’m applying to Longy School of Music for the next next year.

What will you miss most about Hurley? The people. With a school of this size you get really close not only to your peers but also to the faculty, so I’ll really miss being able to get to know people at this level.

If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it would be? This is a hard one because I love to try new foods, but if I was forced to pick just one food, I would pick seafood. I know its not one specific food but I really love all kinds of seafood.

#HurleyFamily #Hurleyschoolofmusic

02/20/2021

Dr. Gay Grosz is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music where she teaches piano and accompanying. She received her BM from Centenary College, and M.M and D.M.A degrees from LSU in Baton Rouge. Grosz is a part-time Minister of Music at First United Methodist Church of Minden, a principal pianist for the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, and member of the Baroque Artists of Shreveport, and the Evangeline Trio. Grosz is a mother of 2 great sons and 5 wonderful grandchildren.

When did you first start working at Centenary? 1990.

What is your favorite memory of Hurley? Fun times in Frank Carroll’s theory class.

What does your ideal day look like? Staying home in my pajamas with my hubby and 9 dogs in front of a warm fire.

If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it would be? Mexican!

#Hurleyfamily #Hurleyfaculty #HurleySchoolofMusic

Dr. Gay Grosz is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Music where she teaches piano and accompanying. She received her BM from Centenary College, and M.M and D.M.A degrees from LSU in Baton Rouge. Grosz is a part-time Minister of Music at First United Methodist Church of Minden, a principal pianist for the Shreveport Symphony Orchestra, and member of the Baroque Artists of Shreveport, and the Evangeline Trio. Grosz is a mother of 2 great sons and 5 wonderful grandchildren.

When did you first start working at Centenary? 1990.

What is your favorite memory of Hurley? Fun times in Frank Carroll’s theory class.

What does your ideal day look like? Staying home in my pajamas with my hubby and 9 dogs in front of a warm fire.

If you could eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it would be? Mexican!

#Hurleyfamily #Hurleyfaculty #HurleySchoolofMusic

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Drew Echols - Senior Recital
Hurley Alumnus Thomas Eugene Keys III "O When the Saints"
Combined Choirs at the Centenary Choral Festival, February 17, 2018.

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Shreveport, LA
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