Music Students Perform on YouTube: Quarantoons: Together Apart
March 02, 2021
Students from an advanced musical topics course in the Department of Music, led by Prof. Matt Pickart, present a special concert, Quarantoons: Together Apart, on Wednesday, March 3, at 7 p.m.<
Pickart notes that the music majors "decide the music, what concert(s) they want to play, the theme, and even their own name.” From previous experience with this approach, he reports that “this sense of ownership and group creativity is refreshing, inspiring, and invigorating.”
The Spring 2021 class features 14 upper-division music majors from most of the Department of Music’s majors.
"Each student brings a wealth of creativity and unique skill sets to the table,” says Pickart. "They have also partnered with local non-profit Suzuki Harmony STL to help raise money for underprivileged children to take Suzuki string lessons.”
Class president Grace Cash is featured on bass guitar and voice, for instance, and helped coordinate our group recordings and edit final video/audio takes. "Throughout this project I've been able to bond even more with musicians I consider my friends. I'm so glad I can create an experience that will last a lifetime but also prepare me for future career opportunities.”
How to Watch
This year’s group, Quarantoons, present their performance Together Apart virtually Wednesday, March 3, at 7pm on the Webster University Department of Music YouTube page.