April 10, 2012

Owens Presents ‘Melodic Expressions’ Seventh Annual Spring Concert Series, April 16-29

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Area residents with a passion and an enjoyment of music are encouraged to join in celebrating the culmination of an academic year’s worth of Department of Fine and Performing Arts education as Owens Community College presents its seventh annual “Melodic Expressions” Spring Concert Series, April 16-29. The Spring Concert Series will showcase the accomplishments of Owens students in a number of performances ranging from vocal to instrumental.

“‘Melodic Expressions’ is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the tremendous accomplishments of our Owens Community College Department of Fine and Performing Arts students,” said Dr. Douglas Mead, Owens Chair of Fine and Performing Arts. “The upcoming concerts and ensembles have been mastered through academic learning within the classroom this past year. Events such as ‘Melodic Expressions’ provide our students with a great venue to display such musical talents in a real world setting.”

All events will occur in the College’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts on the Toledo-area Campus in Perrysburg Township. The schedule of events is as follows:

Monday, April 16
Owens Musical Theatre Preview
Owens students will perform selections from their upcoming student production “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”.
(2 p.m.) (Center for Fine and Performing Arts Rotunda)

Wednesday, April 18
Owens Voices Concert
The College’s student voices ensemble will present a wide selection of extremely popular rock songs as part of a concert performance.
(2 p.m.) (Center for Fine and Performing Arts Rotunda)

Wednesday, April 25
Owens Guitar Ensemble
Students from the Owens guitar ensemble class will perform some of their favorite music, showcasing the skills they have acquired through the use of this classic instrument.
(2 p.m.) (Center for Fine and Performing Arts Rotunda)

Thursday, April 26
Owens Pop Ensemble
Owens student performers within the College’s pop ensemble class will showcase their musical skills during a performance that will highlight an array of genres, including pop, rock and funk, among others.
(2 p.m.) (Center for Fine and Performing Arts Rotunda)

Friday, April 27
Owens Pop Music Concert
The College’s student voices choir will present a wide selection of extremely popular songs, ranging from musical selections by Michael Jackson to Adele, as part of a concert performance.
(7 p.m.) (Center for Fine and Performing Arts Mainstage Theatre)

Sunday, April 29
Owens Concert Band
Attendees are in for an afternoon of masterful sounds courtesy of Owens’ concert band class. The concert will feature a wide range of musical selections to include patriotic music, Broadway show tunes and marches.
(2:30 p.m.) (Center for Fine and Performing Arts Mainstage Theatre)

All the performances are open to the public. For more information about the “Melodic Expressions” Spring Concert Series, contact the College’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts at (567) 661-7081 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7081.

Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.