LC to host first music camp

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SALISBURY – Calling student musicians to Livingstone College this summer.

Livingstone College will host its inaugural summer music camp for middle and high school students, ages 11-18, who play piano or a band instrument.

The one-week camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 10-14 at Varick Auditorium, sponsored by the college’s Music Department. All campers will participate in chorus and perform in a final concert on June 14.

Band instrumentalists will participate in daily ensemble and sectional rehearsals. Pianists will have the opportunity to attend and perform in master classes, theory classes and daily presentations, said Dr. DaVaughn L. Miller, chairman of the Music and Theater Arts Department.

“This is an opportunity for student musicians to become more proficient on their instrument and to hone their skills. It’s an affordable master class close to home,” Miller said.

All classes will be taught by Dr. Lawrence Quinnett and Mr. Anthony Jones, both Livingstone College music professors. Quinnett teaches piano and music theory, and is an active concert pianist. He holds a Doctor of Music degree from Florida State University. He has given concerts, conducted master classes and adjudicated competitions in the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and the U.S. He has been featured repeatedly as a performing pianist and harpsichordist at the Colour of Music Festival.

Jones is the Livingstone College band director, overseeing all aspects of the band program. He teaches instrumental and marching band techniques, and music seminar. He holds a Master of Music Education degree from Winthrop University and is pursuing his doctorate degree in music education from Gardner-Webb University. He previously served as a music educator in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School District, and as an assistant band director at Johnson C. Smith University. He has worked with jazz notables such as Will Downing, Thelonious Monk Jr., Wynton Marsalis and Oscar winner Steve McQueen.

A limited number of campers will be accepted to ensure the best balance of ensemble experience and individual attention.

A tuition fee of $20 will be due upon arrival on the first day of camp.

To apply to the camp, view the camp’s schedule or to learn more about the instructors, visit

Anthony Jones, left, and Dr. Lawrence Quinnett, will teach the music camp.

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