Music

One Step at a Time

https://youtu.be/utYzSJ6rOQY Studying, practicing and competing in the art of Latin ballroom dancing has been Juliette St. George’s life for the past 11 years. St. George, a senior art history major, started her dancing journey at the age of two, studying tap and jazz dancing. She began learning Latin ballroom dance at the age of nine due to its...

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Mixing it up 

Mixing it up 

https://youtu.be/fchpH47-s9A His fingers fidget around the board, twisting knobs and spinning the revolving discs.   As the volume fades in and out, and the pitch fluctuates, the sounds vibrate through the machine giving way to various loops and melodies.   The neon lights emanating from the turntable illuminate Dean Cruz’s face as he gazes through the crowd of onlookers dancing...

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Streaming his tunes on Spotify

Streaming his tunes on Spotify

  Justin Esmer, a freshman sociology major, outside of Earl Hall PHOTO| TYLER FISHER Justin Esmer is sharing his music with the world. Esmer, a freshman sociology major, writes and produces songs and uploads them onto the music streaming platform, Spotify. He now has more than 500 monthly listeners.   Esmer began playing guitar when he was in elementary...

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Music and the mind

Music and the mind

Music has had an impact on many people in the world. Whether positive or negative, music has played a role in our society, especially in mental health. “I didn’t want anything to do with the world around me. I just listened to music and it would take me to this other world. It has definitely had a positive...

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Music Speaks

Music Speaks

Bill Dorfer has a tattoo of his band’s symbol on his left arm. The circles, created by a Belgian graphic artist, represent each individual band member in Soul Conversion and how in tune they are to each other. Bill Dorfer of Soul Conversion (Meghan Olson/Crescent Magazine) Dorfer’s band, along with other off-campus bands made up of Southern students,...

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New Lessons

New Lessons

Randy Most plays a silver trumpet with a mute at the end of his horn. He’s adding colorful hits over the melody to the jazz standard “Autumn Leaves.” The piece sounds crisp and polished as the Jazz Standards ensemble runs through the tune. Fall 2017 was Most’s first semester back at school since he started working decades ago....

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