Lake Michigan College announces upcoming public musical performances

Published 6:50 pm Monday, February 15, 2016

BENTON TOWNSHIP — The Lake Michigan College Performing Arts department has announced three upcoming musical performances in February and March.

A faculty recital and Schubert Festival will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17. Vocal works by Franz Shubert and Bela Bartok will be performed in addition to a variety of jazz selections and percussion solos. LMC music department instructor performers include Amanda Tew on violin, March Churchill on timpani, Jim Cooper on vibraphone, John Owens on percussion, and vocalist Bradley Kruger. Student vocalists include Lane Allsup of Coloma, Lindsey Lange of Three Oaks, Adam Peterson of South Haven, and Sarah VanderArk of St Joseph.

A Student Recital will be at 12:40 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23. LMC music students will entertain the audience with a repertoire of classical, jazz, and contemporary vocal, wind, string, and percussion selections.

A Drum Festival will at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 22. A collaboration of students, instructors, and community artists will present a lively performance. Guest percussionists include Eric Oliphant and Randy Ripley, among others. Music department instructors include Marc Churchill, Jim Cooper, and John Owens. Student performers will be announced at a later date.

All performances will be in F117 in The Mendel Center, which is located on the campus of Lake Michigan College at 2755 E. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor. The events are free and the public is welcome to attend. Contact John Owens, Director of Music, at for more information about the performances or to find out more about making and studying music at Lake Michigan College.