Spring Music at Miami Day attracts 42
Oxford – Forty-two high school students from nine states, joined by their parents and teachers, were on campus on Wednesday, April 4, as participants in Department of Music’s semi-annual Music at Miami Day.
The number of students attending a spring Music at Miami Day neared a record high, according to James Olcott, who has been tracked the numbers since the event's inception in 1998. States represented by the visitors included, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
“The event was quite successful,” said department chair, Judy Delzell, noting the numbers of students attending and the general quality of the attendees.
The day’s schedule included visits to ensemble rehearsals, classes, meetings with applied music instructors, and performances by undergraduate and graduate students. Wesley White, a visiting prospective student from Missouri, wrote Delzell that “the uniqueness of an event such as this really sets Miami apart from all other colleges and universities in the nation. I felt very comfortable and relaxed when on the tours and was quite impressed and amazed at the music that was performed for all the visiting prospective students.”
"Music at Miami Day is very important for us," said Delzell. "The department has become very strong, and getting the word out to prospective students and their teachers is an item of real priority. An event like today is an excellent step in that direction."
The event was organized by music department administrative assistants Barbara Wright and Kathy Mohylsky.