FLORENCE, S.C. – The Francis Marion University Wind Symphony and Jazz Express will perform in concert with visiting artist Berke McKelvey on Thursday, Nov. 15.
The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in the McNair Science Building auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. Both the Wind Symphony and Jazz Express are directed by Craig Alberty, an assistant professor of music at FMU.
McKelvey holds a master of arts degree from the University of California at San Diego with a major in saxophone performance. He also earned a bachelor of music degree from Berklee College of Music with emphasis in woodwind performance, and a bachelor of arts degree in music studies from Principia College.
His diverse background includes performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Opera Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and San Diego Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with popular groups such as the Temptations and Gladys Knight and the Pips.
During the current school year, he is serving as associate professor of ear training at Berklee, in Boston. He is also a professor at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, Calif., where his responsibilities include directing performance ensembles and teaching in the music technology program.
#61 / 11-08-01