Tuesday, November 19, 2013

[249] ‘MTSU On the Record’ comes alive with the sound of new music director

MURFREESBORO — The director of the MTSU School of Music will be the guest on the next edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Michael Parkinson will air at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, and at 8 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org).

Parkinson, who began his tenure in July 2013, most recently served as professor and director of the school of music at Ohio University, where he taught classes in jazz studies and music industry/entrepreneurship.

From 1997 to 2007, Parkinson served as music chair at Webster University in St. Louis, where he taught courses in jazz studies. Previously, he served as director of jazz studies at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he designed the bachelor’s degree of music in jazz studies.

“I’m excited to represent the institution and our School of Music because I believe that we have something unique to offer, and to carry that message forward is a major honor,” said Parkinson, a native of Cleveland, Tenn.

The MTSU School of Music presents more than 180 concerts each year, including fully staged operas, wind band, orchestral, choral, jazz, faculty and student solo and chamber music performances.

To listen to previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, go to the “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.

For more information, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

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