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Senior Recital Doubles as Costume Party April 10

Monday, April 10, 2006

 

Music senior Thom Proctor promises a unique musical experience at the University of Science and Arts on April 10. Starting at 7:30 p.m., the Alumni Chapel will host his senior composition recital, which doubles as a costume party.

 

The recital includes 13 original compositions performed on piano, guitar and percussion, as well as choral pieces, improvised music and what Proctor calls “electronic experiments.”

 

Proctor said he uses his surroundings to generate inspiration for writing music. “I get my inspiration from the world around me,” he said, “and while not necessarily filled with musical noise, my music reflects the musicality of the non-musical noise therein.”

Following the recital, a reception will be held in the Gary Hall lounge.

 

Although Proctor is not featured as the event’s sole performer, he does act as emcee for the evening. A member of Alpha Lambda Delta and Hypatia Honor Society, Proctor has performed with the OMEA Honor Band since 2004.

 

“I think music should be fun,” he said. “Some people think that music comes from dead people, and in my case, that’s only partially true. Anyone coming to my recital who expects a good time will be welcome. Anyone who expects to be bored and put-upon will be treated thusly.”

 

The recital is free and open to the public. Costumes are welcome.