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U of I Offers Free Music Performances Via Facebook Live

April 09, 2020

MOSCOW, Idaho — April 9, 2020 —The University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton School of Music (LHSOM) is offering a series of free live-streamed performances to entertain community members in isolation and practicing social distancing.

The Student Convocation Series, normally a semester-long cycle of classes on campus, will be aired on the LHSOM Facebook page at 2:30 p.m. on three Thursdays, including today, April 9, April 30 and May 7. All times are Pacific. The first two concerts feature past performances of the school’s top student performers. The final concert showcases the winners of the school’s Convocation Challenge, who were chosen from submitted videos of students performing from their homes.

“The Convocation Series is a tradition,” said LHSOM Director Vanessa Sielert. “We want to continue to honor great student performances and make them available to our community to experience.”

In addition, rebroadcasts of other student ensemble performances will be shown on the LHSOM Facebook page.

“We realize how many patrons have tuned in to our Facebook live-streaming service over the past two and a half years and would like to offer an alternative for your entertainment during this socially distanced time,” Sielert said. “Each concert will feature a short introduction and message from our ensemble directors. I hope that you tune in and enjoy.”

All past performances will start at 7:30 p.m. and include:

  • Tuesday, April 14 - Opera Scenes
  • Friday, April 17 - Jazz Bands and Jazz Choirs
  • Tuesday, April 21 - Jazz Combos
  • Thursday, April 23 - Wind Ensemble and Concert Band
  • Tuesday, April 28 - Guitar Ensemble
  • Thursday, April 30 - Orchestra
  • Friday, May 1 - Student Chamber Ensembles
  • Monday, May 4 - Choirs
  • Wednesday, May 6 - Composers Concert
  • Friday, May 8 - Jazz Bands and Jazz Choirs
  • Friday, May 15 - Swing Into Summer

To learn more about each performance, visit

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Students in the Lionel Hampton School of Music perform February 2019

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