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Music Faculty and Students Head to the College of Charleston

Trip to include performances, a master class and professional networking opportunities

MARCH 7, 2019 BY LYNN WILKINS

UM alumna Tiffany Gammell (left) welcomes Ole Miss music students Maddi Jolley and Carley Wilemon, along with music professor Nancy Maria Balach (right) to Charleston, South Carolina, this weekend for performances, classes and a broadcast of ‘LMR Live’ from the College of Charleston. Photo by Thomas Graning

UM alumna Tiffany Gammell (left) welcomes Ole Miss music students Maddi Jolley and Carley Wilemon, along with music professor Nancy Maria Balach (right) to Charleston, South Carolina, this weekend for performances, classes and a broadcast of ‘LMR Live’ from the College of Charleston. Photo by Thomas Graning/Ole Miss Digital Imaging Services

When Nancy Maria Balach, associate professor of music at the University of Mississippi and artistic director of Living Music Resource, gets to South Carolina this weekend, she’s going to hit the ground running.

Balach and two Ole Miss music majors, Maddi Jolley, a master’s student in vocal performance from Paris, Texas, and Carley Wilemon, a junior music education major from Aberdeen, are invited to the College of Charleston to perform as part of a concert of new works by Charleston composers.

While there, the team also will broadcast an episode of the successful streaming show “LMR Live” on location from the campus. The show will feature guests from the College of Charleston’s composition and opera faculty.

“This collaboration is special because it creates a close network between current UM students and a UM alumna,” Balach said. “My former student Tiffany Gammell has established herself as a successful singer and arts administrator in Charleston, and she is taking our students under her wing.”

While at the College of Charleston, the students also will attend classes focused on arts marketing and developing new arts-based businesses, and Balach will lead a master class with the college’s voice students.

Balach remains committed to creating educational experiences that set the UM Department of Music apart from other institutions. “We create opportunities that prepare UM music majors to be 21st century teaching artists,” she said.

The “LMR Live” show will stream live from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday (March 8). Viewers can access the live stream and, later, watch the archived show, at http://livingmusicresource.com/.