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Lighter Notes: Music at the 2016 State of the College Meeting

TC Student Senate President Drew Coles (left) and members of the TC Community Choir

Musical performances by members of the TC community have become something of a tradition at State of the College meetings during the Susan Fuhrman era. This year, the tradition was invoked to pay tribute to the President herself, as TC Student Senate President (and Music & Music Education doctoral student) Drew Coles led members of the Senate and the TC Community Choir in a rousing knockoff of The Major General’s Song from the Gilbert & Sullivan Operetta “The Pirates of Penzance.” Nicole Becker accompanied on piano.

A sampling:

She’s shaken every hand that is manicured and squeezable

And passed among great wealth to gather funds wherever feasible

Where the Future Comes First is the largest fundraising campaign

To have brought fourth more than two hundred million bucks in Dewey’s aims

The premier female in her post, she aims to increase diversity

She works so hard for students near and far worldwide and locally

Though outside Teachers College awful rhetoric is prevalent

She raises higher standards as the Teachers College President

 

Master's degree student Larrolyn Patterson Parms-Ford performs with students from the Columbia University Gospel Choir.

Later, TC Music & Music Education master’s degree student Larrolyn Patterson Parms-Ford sang the gospel song “I Shall Wear a Crown,” accompanied by Kristian Douglas on piano, Dustin Kaufman on bass and Tyreek Jackson on drums and with vocal backing from students from the Columbia University Gospel Choir.

Published Wednesday, Dec 7, 2016

TC Student Senate President Drew Coles (left) and members of the TC Community Choir

Musical performances by members of the TC community have become something of a tradition at State of the College meetings during the Susan Fuhrman era. This year, the tradition was invoked to pay tribute to the President herself, as TC Student Senate President (and Music & Music Education doctoral student) Drew Coles led members of the Senate and the TC Community Choir in a rousing knockoff of The Major General’s Song from the Gilbert & Sullivan Operetta “The Pirates of Penzance.” Nicole Becker accompanied on piano.

A sampling:

She’s shaken every hand that is manicured and squeezable

And passed among great wealth to gather funds wherever feasible

Where the Future Comes First is the largest fundraising campaign

To have brought fourth more than two hundred million bucks in Dewey’s aims

The premier female in her post, she aims to increase diversity

She works so hard for students near and far worldwide and locally

Though outside Teachers College awful rhetoric is prevalent

She raises higher standards as the Teachers College President

 

Master's degree student Larrolyn Patterson Parms-Ford performs with students from the Columbia University Gospel Choir.

Later, TC Music & Music Education master’s degree student Larrolyn Patterson Parms-Ford sang the gospel song “I Shall Wear a Crown,” accompanied by Kristian Douglas on piano, Dustin Kaufman on bass and Tyreek Jackson on drums and with vocal backing from students from the Columbia University Gospel Choir.

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