“One dark night when Mrs. Silas was having a sweet, peaceful nightmare, she conceived the idea of having a college choir” — Cheebe Vinson (1942) The Austin College A Cappella Choir was founded in 1946 by Dr. R. Wayne Bedford. Bedford brought the Choir first to national, and then international prominance. But did you know… [Read More]
QUICK ANSWERS… New students who want to play or sing need to audition. You DO NOT need to be a music major or minor. Placement auditions take place FRI AUG 23 through FRI SEP 6 Sign up in Craig Hall. Singers do not have to prepare anything in advance. Instrumentalists should bring short solo pieces… [Read More]
7:51 am Wake up 8:00 am CLASS: Ear Training lab 8:03 am Continue to wish for perfect pitch. 8:04 am Hate the violinist next to me with perfect pitch. 9:00 am Remember I’ve got a 10-page paper due today. 9:01 am Start 10-page paper. 10:00 am CLASS: Music Theory 10:00 am Realize I did the… [Read More]
The Austin College A Cappella Choir is in its 8th decade under its 5th director. There has been vocal music at Austin College since the 1890s when three students and their faculty adviser would travel to concerts aboard the “Interurban” train that ran down the center of Grand Avenue all the way to Dallas. Along with… [Read More]
The Sherman Symphony Orchestra, directed by Austin College professor Daniel Dominick, is a crucial piece of the Austin College Music Department’s desire to provide the highest quality performing experiences for A.C. students. While the SSO is made up of professional musicians from north Texas, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Oklahoma, there are a significant number of Austin… [Read More]
The latest A Cappella Choir album can be heard on iTunes, Pandora, Spotify, or wherever you get your music. The recording was made in May 2018 at First Presbyterian Church – Dallas. AC alum Dave Rankin was the recording engineer.