Music Building Dedication on October 21
By Sydni Walker
COMMERCE, TX—Texas A&M University-Commerce will formally dedicate the new music building at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, October 21 with a series of campus events throughout the day. A&M-Commerce President Dan Jones, Senator Robert Deuell, Representative Dan Flynn, and John Sharp, The Texas A&M University System Chancellor, will be in attendance.
The $29 million building was completed in fall 2010. It includes the Jack and Lou Finney Concert Hall, recital hall, five rehearsal halls, classrooms, piano and electronic music labs, studios and practice rooms.
“This is the most efficient music building I have ever worked in, visited, toured, or performed in,” said Dr. Chris White, A&M-Commerce music department head and professor. “It’s a visible celebration of the university’s legacy in music performance and education. The building will stand as a testament to everyone who enters the campus gate that we are serious about what we do at A&M-Commerce.”
The events include:
- 9:00 a.m.—Breakfast and entertainment will be provided by music faculty members Darla Meek, Roger Bryant and Libby Vanatta, by invitation only.
- 10:15 a.m.—Dedication Program at the Music Building. The program features a performance by jazz, piano, steel drums, wind, and Dance of the Jesters, with speeches by President Jones, Senator Robert Deuell, Representative Dan Flynn, and Chancellor John Sharp.
- 11:30 a.m.—Self-Guided Tour
- 11:45 a.m.—Luncheon, by invitation only.
For more information on the new music building dedication ceremony, contact Chris White, head of music department at Christopher.White@tamuc.edu.