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TROY jazz vocal
ensemble releases
CD
Troy University’s jazz vocal
group, frequency, has released
its new CD, “Fields of Gold.”
The John M. Long School of
Music, the school’s student-led
record label, Ilium Records,
and the performing group
frequency collaborated with
internationally renowned
composer and arranger Greg
Jasperse to record the eight-
song album, on sale for $12.95
on Ilium Record’s website,
iliumrecords.com. Jasperse
produces music for the hit
television series “Glee.”
Dr. Diane Orlofsky, a
professor of music and the
group’s founder and artistic
director, contacted Jasperse on
Facebook, not really expecting
a reply. To her surprise, he
responded to her quickly,
beginning a relationship that
would bring him to TROY
several times to work with
students in the School and in
the vocal ensemble. Orlofsky
said Jasperse liked what he
heard from the fledgling
group frequency and agreed
to extend his collaboration to
produce a new recording of
his music.
“Greg gave frequency the
gift of his time, his talent
and his music,” she said.
“This project has been a
wonderful collaboration
among Mr. Jasperse, myself,
executive producer Robert
W. Smith, Ilium Records and
the production team, Mr. Bob
Bullock, our chief engineer,
and the singers.”
Members of Troy University’s jazz vocal group frequency are (front from left): Amanda Graham of Pell City; Maggie Averett Downs
of Enterprise; Meagan King of Ariton; Jessie Kisor of Centre; Daniel Murphy of Fairhope; Madison Cain of Hartselle; Taylor Cain of
Hartselle; Noel Davis of Eufaula; (back row) Dale Lawrence of Montgomery; Melanie Sims of Troy; Josh Wine of Wetumpka; Xavier
Roberson of Birmingham; Wes Jackson of Huntsville; Eric Mancil of Enterprise and Aaron Wine of Wetumpka.
• University officials dedicated Patterson Hall
on the Troy Campus in November in honor of Dr.
Douglas C. Patterson, who served as a senior
administrator for more than 20 years. Patterson Hall,
formerly known as the General Academic Building,
was constructed in 2005.
TROY among top
destinations
for international
students
Troy University has been
ranked in the top 40 U.S.
masters-level universities for
international student choice.
The Chronicle of Higher
Education published the
report by the Institute of
International Education in
November, which places
TROY at number 27 with
883 international students for
the 2010-2011 year. It is the
only university or college in
Alabama to make the Top 40
list.
The newspaper ranked
the top 40 according to the
2010 Carnegie Classification
of Institutions of Higher
Learning that breaks down
universities and colleges
as doctoral, masters,
baccalaureate and associate-
level institutions. Although
classified under this system
as a masters-level institution,
TROY offers the Doctor of
Nursing Practice degree.