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CSN Music Program Scholarship Concert


CSN Fundraiser Features CSN’s Concert Band, Chamber Chorale & Jazz Singers

            CSN’s Music program is proud to present their Music Scholarship Fundraiser Concert. This concert event is designed to raise money for the Joe Williams, Richard McGee and Tom Ferguson Scholarship Funds which are used to assist the music program students at the College of Southern Nevada to achieve their educational goals.

This year’s concert will feature the exhilarating music of CSN’s Concert Band conducted by one of CSN’s most accomplished educators and performers in the music program, Dr. Richard McGee; the dynamic vocals of the Chamber Chorale and the rhythmic sounds of CSN’s popular Jazz Singers under the direction of CSN’s talented and distinguished vocal educator, Dr. Mark Wherry.

The Joe Williams Music Scholarship Fund was created in 1989 and named after the legendary baritone Joe Williams, who established the fund by giving the first fundraiser concert. The Richard McGee Scholarship Fund was created in 2012 and named after Dr. McGee who among his many achievements, helped found the Las Vegas Philharmonic. Dr. McGee is also an active member in a variety of arts organizations, has received numerous honors and awards for his work in music and teaching, and in 2012 was honored with the CSN Foundation’s Legacy of Achievement Award.

The Tom Ferguson Scholarship Fund was created and named after Dr. Thomas Ferguson, Jr., who served as the former chair of the Fine Arts and Performing Arts Departments at CSN until his retirement in 2008. Tom was also President of the International Association of Jazz Educators and was appointed to the Jazz Panel of the National Endowment for the Arts where he served a four-year term.

The concert takes place on Tuesday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Nicholas J. Horn Theatre at the North Las Vegas campus. General admission tickets for this special event are $15.

The CSN Performing Arts Center is located at 3200 E. Cheyenne Ave. in North Las Vegas.

For reservations, please call the CSN Box Office at (702) 651-5483