Eight of Coastal Carolina University's talented faculty musicians will perform in concert on Tuesday, Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in Wheelwright Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
Presented in a variety of formats – solo, duo, trio, etc. – the program will run the gamut from traditional jazz to funk to rock 'n' roll to Brazilian. Original compositions will be featured as well as standards.
- Steve Bailey – Virtuoso bass player Steve Bailey joined the faculty of Coastal Carolina University as an Artist-in-Residence in the Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts.
- David Bankston – Associate professor of performing arts, Bankston has performed extensively in opera and musical theater, including leading roles in companies such as the Houston Grand Opera, Washington Opera and New Orleans Opera. Folk, pop and rock music were his first loves, however, and he began playing the guitar at age 15 and was singing folk songs professionally by age 17.
- Bill Hamilton – An associate professor of music, Hamilton is a jazz pianist who has played with local groups for the past 15 years, including appearances at the Cape Fear Jazz Festival in Wilmington and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston.
- Dan O'Reilly – A music instructor and director of Coastal's jazz ensemble, this saxophonist has performed extensively around the Grand Strand at such venues as the House of Blues, Broadway at the Beach and the Palace Theatre. His group, The Blues Express, has opened for such artists as BB King, Delbert McClinton and the Doobie Brothers.
- Philip Powell – an associate music professor and chairman of Coastal's Department of Performing Arts, Powell has maintained an active performing schedule with the South Carolina Symphony Orchestra, the Jupiter Symphony and the Long Bay Symphony. He has served as president of the Coastal Concert Association, music director of the Festival of Music and Art at Pawleys Island, founding director of the Musicale de Geneve series and as a member of the board of directors of the Long Bay Symphony.
- Kurry Seymour – Director of percussion and assistant director of bands at CCU, Seymour teaches the percussion studio and ensembles, percussion methods, the Spirit of the Chanticleer Marching Band Drumline and the Spirit Pep Band.
- Amy Tully – Tully is a member of Long Bay Symphony and a frequent freelance performer throughout the Grand Strand area with Strand Strings and Tidelands Trio. Here on campus, she directs The Coastal Consort, teaches flute and music history.
- Tom Yoder – An adjunct music instructor, Yoder has been performing and teaching guitar across the Southeast for the past two decades. He blends his own unique acoustic guitar style with a splash of influences from the likes of Michael Hedges and Leo Kottke. Yoder's music is frequently heard on Public Radio on "Walter Edgar's Journal" and "All Things Considered."
For more information, contact the Wheelwright Box Office at 349-2502.