Spring Music Concert at the U of M, Crookston to Feature Choir and Band on Saturday, April 16, 2011, in Kiehle Auditorium

A spring music concert by the choir and band at the University of Minnesota, Crookston will take place on Saturday, April 16, 2011. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Kiehle Auditorium. One of the evening's highlights will be solo performances by graduating seniors.  Refreshments will follow the concert and everyone is welcome to attend.

The choir and band are under the direction of Associate Professor George French who teaches in the Liberal Arts and Education Department on the Crookston campus. He has been the director of music at the U of M, Crookston since 1980.

Today the University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers 29 bachelor's degree programs, 18 minors, and more than 40 concentrations, including several online degrees, in the areas of agriculture and natural resources; business; liberal arts and education; and math, science and technology.  With an enrollment of about 1,400 undergraduates from more than 25 countries and 40 states, the Crookston campus offers a supportive, close-knit atmosphere that leads to a prestigious University of Minnesota degree.  "Small Campus. Big Degree."  To learn more, visit www.umcrookston.edu.

Contact: George French, associate professor, Liberal Arts and Education Dept., 218-281-8266 (gfrench@umn.edu); Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director, communications, 218-281-8432 (ltollefs@umn.edu)