|▲ Concert 'Dance Night' poster (Source: Changwon University Department of Music instagram)|
Exhibition and performance are inseparable for people in the art world. Due to the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, the way people pursue creativity is changing, and the art world is under threat of stagnating. Despite this situation, Changwon University's music department holds regular concerts every year. Through practice so far, a concert "Dance Night" prepared by art college music and students will be held at 7:30 p.m. on May 6 this year at the Concert Hall in Hall 61. The Campus Journal interviewed Bae Sook-kyung, a music student at Changwon National University, and talked about everything from the beginning of practicing for the concert, and what is happening now when with the concert drawing near.
Q: Please introduce yourself.
Bae: Hello. I'm Sookyeong Bae and I'm majoring in music in the art department.
Q: When and where will the concert be held?
Bae: The annual concert will be held on Thursday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. This year, it will be held at Hall 61 Concert Hall under the name of 'Dance Night'. It was titled "Dance Night", because it has the meaning of "we shall dance with music."
Q: What is the goal of the concert?
Bae: To express what our department learns through playing music and to promote Changwon University's music department. Every year, we show great results through concerts. Instead of just preparing practical skills or doing weekly lessons during the semester, you can show off what you have learned through concerts. Students also gain hands-on experience, so there are many seniors who join at symphony orchestra after graduation.
Q: What instruments and songs will be played at this concert?
Bae: Various instruments will be played, including piano, vocal music, wind instruments such as flutes, and string instruments such as violins. The concert will feature a variety of classical songs.
Q: How are the performers chosen and how long do they prepare for the concert?
Bae: The performers are selected through audition, and they are always preparing for the concert with constant practice. The formal preparation period for the concert is around one to two months.
Q: Do you have any interesting stories from preparing for the concert?
Bae: I haven't participated in many concerts yet because I'm in my second year, but one time I was in one of the practice rooms on the second floor of a school building. I was in a strange practice room, and I almost couldn't open the door, and it was already night. Fortunately, I was able to get out because I got in touch with a friend who was still at school.
Q: What do you expect from the concert?
Bae: I look forward to showing everyone what I've been practicing for a long time.
Q: How can I book a ticket?
Bae: Due to COVID-19, reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis or through invitations of friends and family by the performer.
Q: What about the people who want to go to the concert but can't?
Bae: Considering the fact that less people will be able to watch the performance due to COVID-19, a video of the concert will be uploaded to YouTube.
Q: Are there any highlights to watch for this concert?
Bae: I think the highlight to watch is the performance that each performer shows off.
Q: What are your next performance plans?
Bae: I will participate in a performance with my piano class on June 20.
Q: Is there anything else you'd like to add?
Bae: It's very sad that we can't have more opportunities to give performances because of COVID-19. I want to perform in various concerts in front of more audiences as soon as the pandemic becomes less of a problem.
So far, through interviews with music and sophomore Bae Sook-kyung, much has been learned about the music that will be played at the "Dance Night" concert. The concert "Dance Night" will be held on Thursday, May 6, at the Concert Hall in Hall 61. Everyone hopes that the performance will be fun enough for students to want to dance along to the music. Everyone should take the opportunity to enjoy various instruments such as vocal music and string quartets. Like Red's adage, "Music was away from the soul of everyday life," this concert will hopefully wash away the dust from everyday life. The concert prepared by the students will be uploaded through YouTube, so please pay a lot of attention.
By Shin Min-joo, cub-reporter email@example.com
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