SUNY Ulster Holds Herrington Benefit Concert for Music Scholarships

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SUNY Ulster Holds Herrington Benefit Concert for Music Scholarships

Performance Honors Memory of Former SUNY Ulster Bandleader, Lee Herrington

SUNY Ulster Holds Herrington Benefit Concert for Music Scholarships

Performance Honors Memory of Former SUNY Ulster Bandleader, Lee Herrington

February 14, 2019 - Stone Ridge, NY - Musicians from SUNY Ulster and local ensembles will perform in memory of the college's former band director to raise money for music scholarships at the annual Herrington Benefit Concert, Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. in the Quimby Theater on the Stone Ridge campus.

The Lee Herrington Memorial Scholarship was created in honor of Lee Herrington, a dedicated musician and mentor, who was the former band director of SUNY Ulster, a longtime Rondout Valley music teacher, and the former director of the Kingston local American Federation of Musicians Concert Band.

Chris Earley, Associate Professor of Music and SUNY Ulster Music Department Coordinator, says, “The annual Lee Herrington Memorial Scholarship Concert provides an excellent opportunity to enjoy several of the outstanding SUNY Ulster music ensembles.”

The Lee Herrington Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually through the Ulster Community College Foundation, Inc. and is funded by donations made at the concert. This scholarship is given to a student who is involved with the Music program and has participated in SUNY Ulster music or choral groups. The 2018-19 winner was William Davis of West Shokan, an Individual Studies major who plans to study Music Composition. 

A suggested donation is accepted at the door: Adults $5, Students and seniors $3, and Family $10. The snow date for this event is March 6. For further information, please contact Christopher Earley at (845) 688-1949 or email earleyc@sunyulster.edu.

The Music program at SUNY Ulster is designed to provide students with foundation courses in music theory, music history, and applied music that will prepare them for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs for further study in music. The program is a core curriculum with a complementary selection of general education courses. This program is available for both part‐time and full‐time students.

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