SCC to showcase top student, faculty musical talent Feb. 11

Scottsdale Community College’s Music Department presents its annual Music Showcase Thursday, Feb. 11, featuring musical entertainment from students and faculty in the school’s Performing Arts Center.

The event, that starts at 7 p.m., is free to attend and open to the public.

For the fifth year, legendary jazz musician and singer George Benson will be on hand to present the scholarship named in his honor to the student chosen as the Music Department’s top student. This year’s recipient is Ryan Williams, according to a press release.

“This year’s Music Showcase is going to be an incredible event,” stated Music Department Chair Dr. Christina Novak, in the release. “We will have performances by both students and faculty that include jazz, classical, pop, musical theatre, Spanish guitar, and rap. There will be something for everyone.”

The George Benson Honorary Scholarship recipient receives $1,500 to be used for his or her studies at Scottsdale Community College.

The performances display the outstanding talent level found in the department, noted Dr. Novak.

Last year, Mr. Benson made some brief remarks and performed with several SCC students. In addition to the traditional mainstays of choir, jazz and concert bands, the department added a musical theatre program and a DJ program in recent years.

The all-ages performances provide a chance to support talented SCC students, said Dr. Novak.

“We have received outstanding support from the community and this year’s sponsors include: Casino Arizona, Discount Tire, Harkins Theatres, Moses, Inc., and Legacy Financial Group.”

Scottsdale Community College is located 9000 E.  Chaparral Road.

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