A select ensemble of USF singers present the best literature from all eras throughout history for Camerata this Spring.
One of the select singers, Brandon Record, says that he and fellow student Travis Balt, who is also a Music Education Major, took on the song “Somebody to Love” that was purchased by Music Director Dr. David Dehoogh-Kliewer, to arrange themselves.
“We put that into Noteflight which was a program that we used, and then just kind of took all the parts and put them correctly in how we thought would fit best, Record says. “After some minor tweaking with him and then after sitting through a few classes of Camerata, we decided to just kind of switch some stuff around to make it easier for voice parts to sing.”
The Director of choral activities and instructor of Camerata, Dr. Dehoogh-Kliewer says he gave the students an opportunity to arrange their own spring song
“Well, I had offered that if any of the students were interested, they were welcomed to tackle a song of their choice,” DeHoogh-Kliewer says.
Hans Lundquist, Andrew Shumake, Elizabeth Enalls, as well as Clara Koerner, also got the opportunity to arrange their own song.
“Everybody chipped in and they came up with great selections. our spring set will feature the titles ‘Somebody To Love’ by Queen that will be followed by ‘Ain’t It Fun’ by Paramore, ‘Chandelier’ by Sia,” DeHoogh-Kliewer.
Camerata will perform at the late night finals breakfast on May 16th at 9 o’clock in the Salisbury Dining Hall.
Story by Elizabeth Sanchez