For high school students there is a certain allure of being a college student that looks like a dream come true. One may feel like the happiest of children when making a friend who lives the college life as a student. There is insight into college age, college life, and adult responsibility.
Rocky Mountain College is extending a similar experience to high school band and choir students in Montana and the surrounding states this January for the second consecutive year. 250 area high school students have been invited to join the RMC music department in presenting a concert, open to the public, held at the Faith Chapel worship center on January 29, 2010.
Students were given music for this performance via postal mail two months prior to the January 29 performance and are expected to be familiar enough with the music to perform after two days of group rehearsals preceding this event. This year RMC has more than doubled the invitations they extended to local students, numbering 120 in 2009 as compared to the 250 that will be performing this year.
Each student completed an application process which included either an audition or the recommendation of a teacher, however, each student did have to be approved by having received high marks from their music teachers. Also, only students of at least sophomore standing were considered for invitation.
According to Jesse Murphy, Outreach and Development Coordinator and RMC alum, “The purpose of this concert is to introduce our music program to the top music students of the surrounding states.” In addition, students will enjoy a lecture by Scott Severance, Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Economics at Rocky Mountain College, to help give visiting students a taste of the non-music side of the college. The lecture will be concerning business forces and entrepreneurship.
For more information, view RMC music department's page on the event.