WCC Music Instructor Randi M. Chalfant recently presented at the North Carolina Community College Associate in Fine Arts Association annual conference.
Chalfant was asked to speak on virtual music opportunities. She discussed WCC’s fall 2020 virtual choir presentations and announced a future collaborative virtual choir performance for community college music programs across the state.
Chalfant and Jessica Cruz, Lenoir Community College’s Fine Arts Program chair and music instructor, will coordinate the performance and faculty at two other community colleges will edit the audio and video. The goal is to produce the virtual concert during the fall semester.
“I explained that we had been creating these performances at Wayne Community College, walked them through the process of organizing a virtual choir, and shared a few resources that they could use if they would like to produce their own,” Chalfant said. She also showed WCC’s performance of ‘Fly Away Home,’ which can be viewed online.
“We’re now in the process of gathering feedback from music faculty at other community colleges so that we can select a piece to perform for this fall’s virtual choir performance,” Chalfant reported.
WCC’s next virtual production, which will incorporate performances by some Wayne County high schools, is scheduled to be released in late April. The song will be “We Won’t Stop Dreaming” which Chalfant describes as “an uplifting and inspiring piece.”
Hundreds of North Carolina art, music, theatre/drama, and graphic design educators, administrators, and advocates from community colleges, universities, and independent colleges attend the Associate in Fine Arts Association’s conference each year.
The North Carolina Community College Associate in Fine Arts Association was established to forge and maintain articulation agreements, bilateral agreements, and working partnerships for the benefit of all students.
Wayne Community College is a public, learning-centered institution with an open-door admission policy located in Goldsboro, N.C. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, the college serves more than 10,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry, and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities, including more than 140 college credit programs. WCC’s mission is to meet the educational, training, and cultural needs of the communities it serves.