Written by Kate Harner
The repertoire features American composers Aaron Copland and Charles Ives. Songs include Copland's "At the River" and "I Bought Me a Cat," as well as Ives' "Songs My Mother Taught Me" and "Slow March," among others.
Ashe will direct each student's singing, which includes piano accompaniment by Rebecca Calissi, adjunct professor in Eastern's Performing Arts Department. The performance is a learning experience for the singers: "The students will sing through their songs, and then I will address a specific technical issue to work on," says Ashe. "They will then go back and try to make adjustments. In this way, all of the students learn from each other."
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