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 Annual 'Prism' concert shines light on SRU saxophonist 



March 17, 2010

CONTACT: K.E. Schwab



Annual 'Prism' concert shines light on SRU saxophonist   


SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's music department will present its Prism 2010 concert as a surround-sound event at 7:30 p.m. March 27 in Miller Auditorium and will showcase  Sean Murphy. Murphy is a music education major and this year's winner of the SRU Wind Ensemble Concert Competition.

           Proceeds from the concert benefit the Kate Brennan Music Education Scholarship Fund and the Sue Shuttleworth Music Therapy Scholarship Fund. Brennen, former chair of the music department, is a professor emeritus at SRU. Shuttleworth is a retired assistant professor of music.

           Murphy, a saxophonist from Cranberry Township, was among those who auditioned for the competition, which includes the opportunity to perform at the Prism concert and the mid-semester SRU Wind Ensemble Concert March 24.

           Murphy is a University Presidential Scholar and winner of a 2009 University Grant for Scholarly and Creative Research. He has performed at the North American Saxophone Alliance Regional Conference and the United States Naval International Saxophone Symposium. He was selected to perform with the 2009 Pennsylvania State Intercollegiate Band.

           The Prism concerts were initiated in 1995 and offer a concert featuring a variety of SRU ensembles performing throughout the auditorium. 

           Admission is $10 for the general public; $5 for SRU students. Donations exceeding the ticket price are tax deductible.


Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.

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