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TC adds three instructors, variety of music lessons for fall

TC adds three instructors, variety of music lessons for fall

August 10th, 2018 by Gazette Staff in Texarkana News

This combination photo shows, from left, Kara Compton, Brett Andrews and Benjamin Munson.

Texarkana College's Music Department is adding three new adjunct faculty members and a variety of musical instrument lessons to its offerings starting this fall.

Cellist Brett Andrews will teach lessons in violin, viola, cello and double bass. Flutist-piccoloist Kara Compton will serve as instructor for piccolo, flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon. Guitarist Benjamin Munson will teach guitar lessons and a group class for beginners.

Marc-André Bougie, associate professor of music at TC and music director and conductor for Texarkana Regional Chorale, said the addition of these faculty members firmly establishes TC as the regional leader in college-level music education.

"These new additions will provide a fantastic opportunity for growth in our music program, and they will fulfill a long-awaited need for specialized instrumental instruction in our region—especially in the areas of strings and guitar teaching," Bougie said in a press release from TC. "Texarkana College is the leader in higher-level music education in our community, and these hires further fulfill our commitment to providing quality instruction for years to come."

TC's music faculty also includes soprano Janice Aiken teaching voice lessons; trombonist Steve Bennett teaching trumpet, French horn, trombone and tuba; organist Larry Dymott teaching organ and harpsichord; and percussionist T. Jon Kelly teaching timpani and all percussion instruments. Internationally acclaimed pianist Mary Scott Goode teaches piano, piano class and music appreciation courses, and Bougie offers instruction in music theory, ear training, chorale and music appreciation.

TC Music faculty will give a recital at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27 in the Stilwell Humanities Building. For more information about TC's music course offerings, visit texarkanacollege.edu.

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