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Music Concerts Slated for Sunday, April 22 and Saturday, April 28

By Elizabeth Tollefson on
Thursday, April 12, 2018

Two music concerts are scheduled in April at the University of Minnesota Crookston.

The U of M Crookston – Community Band, under the direction of TJ Chapman, and the Women’s Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of George French and featuring student conductor Christian Moreno Cova will perform in Kiehle Auditorium at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 22. Cova is a sophomore majoring in business management from Cottage Grove, Minn. ingle

The following Saturday on April 28, the Jazz Band, under the direction of TJ Chapman, will perform with Edwards Trumpet Performing Artist Ronnie Ingle (photo, right), professor of trumpet at the University of North Dakota (UND). The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. in Kiehle Auditorium. It is interesting to note that when TJ Chapman was a graduate student at UND, Ingle was his jazz band director.

The concert is sponsored by Concerts & Lectures and the Liberal Arts and Education Department at the University of Minnesota Crookston along with the Edwards Instrument Company.


edwards logoRonnie Ingle is Professor of Trumpet at the University of North Dakota and an Edwards Trumpet Performing Artist. He is a trumpet soloist of international acclaim, having recently performed in major international venues in Sweden, Australia, Canada, Brazil, China, Armenia, and the United States as a classical and jazz soloist. He continues to appear as Resident Guest Artist and on Distinguished Artist Series' at numerous universities and institutions throughout the United States. His recent publication and recording through Carl Fischer Music entitled The Dauverné Solo Collection for Trumpet and Piano is available worldwide.

Looking ahead to Wednesday, May 9, the U of M Crookston will host the annual junior high music festival which historically hosts more than 200 junior high music students from many different schools across northwestern Minnesota.

The University of Minnesota Crookston now delivers 34 bachelor's degree programs, 22 minors, and 40 areas of emphasis on campus as well as 14 degree programs entirely online.  These degrees are offered in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of 1,800 undergraduates from more than 20 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit


Elizabeth Tollefson

University Relations


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