Texarkana College Music Department Adds Courses in Strings, Woodwinds and Guitar to Fall Schedule
Texarkana College’s Music Department is pleased to welcome Cellist Brett Andrews, Flutist/Piccoloist Kara Compton, and Guitarist Benjamin Munson as adjunct faculty members. Andrews will teach lessons in all string instruments including violin, viola, cello, and double-bass. Compton will serve as an instructor for all woodwind instruments including piccolo, flute, oboe, clarinet, & bassoon. Munson will teach guitar lessons and guitar group class for beginners. Marc-André Bougie, who serves as an Associate Professor of Music at TC and Music Director and Conductor for Texarkana Regional Chorale, said the addition of these faculty members firmly establishes TC as the regional leader in college-level music education.
“These new additions will provide a fantastic opportunity for growth in our music program, and they will fulfill a long-awaited need for specialized instrumental instruction in our region – especially in the areas of strings and guitar teaching,” said Bougie. “Texarkana College is the leader in higher level music education in our community, and these hires further fulfill our commitment to providing quality instruction for years to come.”
TC’s current roster of music faculty includes soprano Janice Aiken teaching voice lessons; trombonist Steve Bennett teaching brass instruments including trumpet, French horn, trombone, and tuba; organist Larry Dymott teaching organ and harpsichord; and percussionist T. Jon Kelly teaching timpani and all percussion instruments.
Continuing full-time faculty include internationally acclaimed pianist, Mary Scott Goode teaching piano, piano class, & music appreciation courses as well as world-famous Marc-Andre Bougie teaching music theory, ear-training, chorale, & music appreciation.
Mary Ellen Young, Dean of TC’s Liberal and Performing Arts division said, “Together, TC’s all-star faculty line up provides a wealth of professional experience that leads music students daily through the work and challenges of a college-level education. We are proud to be the leader in higher education music training that benefits both our students and our community.”
TC Music faculty will be featured in a recital in the Music Hall of the Stilwell Humanities Building on Monday, August 27 – at 7:30 pm. For more information about TC’s music course offerings, visit TC’s website at www.texarkanacollege.edu.