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CU Student to Play Banjo for Senior Recital, Tuesday, December 12
Athens, W.Va. - Concord University student, Brandon Green, from Beckley, will perform his senior recital Tuesday, December 12 at 7 p.m. in the H.C. Paul Theater in the Alexander Fine Arts Center.
Green’s recital will consist of mainly classical music played on the banjo. His program will include the music of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Hindemith, Hunter, and Scarlatti. Accompanying Mr. Green will be the following: Matt Browning from Chapmanville playing the guitar; Sarah Golden from Reedy playing the piano; Division of Fine Arts Chair and Professor of Music, Dr. Tim Mainland, playing the guitar; Band Director and Associate Professor of Music, Dr. Andrew Necessary, playing the trombone; and Adjunct Instructor in Music, Dr. John J. Hudson, singing baritone.
Green has been involved in various ensembles while at Concord including the ConChords (chamber choir), Collegiate Singers (chorus), Barbershop Quartet and the Concord Commanders (jazz band). His time at Concord has been spent studying the banjo from the classical perspective.
Green was first introduced to music by his family and then continued his musical studies through opportunities at his church. “My background is in bluegrass and gospel music,” says Green. “My grandfather introduced the banjo to me.”
Green became involved in music in junior high school through a friend who gave him banjo lessons. His passion for music continued to evolve in high school and throughout his college career. He intends to graduate with an Interdisciplinary Studies degree in music and business from Concord University with an emphasis in banjo.
“There is no better payoff than to see the music that I have been a part of positively affect or change someone’s life,” says Green. “I desire, as a musician, to learn more, develop more, and help others do the same.”
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