The music department has a new instrument in its repertoire: a 7-foot Boston grand piano. Currently housed at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, the piano will make its debut during the upcoming Choral Institute summer choral camp on July 13-16.
Community benefits from MSU’s investment
The camp offers an opportunity for high school musicians across the region to work with Dr. Cameron LaBarr and gain ensemble singing experience and musicianship skills, while making lifelong friends. About 50 students have already enrolled. They will be the first of many to enjoy the piano.
LaBarr said having the piano available to Missouri State and the Springfield community is a great opportunity.
“We’re thrilled about this new piano for use by the MSU department of music, which gets us one step closer to becoming an all-Steinway school. The sheer number of students who will benefit from having this exceptional instrument available is huge. During the fall and spring semesters, hundreds of music students (both music majors and non-music majors) and members of the Springfield community work and learn in HHPA 305 each week.”