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EricStetson
05-03-2010, 09:25 AM
Hi guys, I just graduated from Georgia Southern University with a B.M. in Music Composition and minor in Theater, and to finish my degree I had an evening recital of all original music performed by about 30 musicians including myself. Within the recital were 2 featured songs for the ukulele and voice - one was used as an opening theme song to a web series, the other was an encore. There has never been a performance on that stage or as a graduating recital featuring the ukulele before now!

I used a Waverly Street banjolele for one, and my Pono concert mango for the encore. below are pictures:

haolejohn
05-03-2010, 09:28 AM
Hi guys, I just graduated from Georgia Southern University with a B.M. in Music Composition and minor in Theater, and to finish my degree I had an evening recital of all original music performed by about 30 musicians including myself. Within the recital were 2 featured songs for the ukulele and voice - one was used as an opening theme song to a web series, the other was an encore. There has never been a performance on that stage or as a graduating recital featuring the ukulele before now!

I used a Waverly Street banjolele for one, and my Pono concert mango for the encore. below are pictures:

Nice. Now that you are done, when you coming to a SEUkers meeting?

Uncle Rod Higuchi
05-03-2010, 09:54 AM
Congratulations!

Way to go! And I'll bet everyone really enjoyed both ukulele performances!

Keep uke-in',

nscafe
05-03-2010, 10:03 AM
Awesome! I think more people should wear a tux when they're strumming a uke.

arashi_nero
05-03-2010, 10:07 AM
congrats! and good job!! i have a BA in music performance and i hated composing as part of the major most of all. i really admire people that can write music. while none of my music sounded bad, i think the only types music i did good at writing were 12 tone and aleatory. i should have used a uke in one of those!! if you got a video of the music, you should post it!!

rasputinsghost
05-03-2010, 10:23 AM
this is awesome! congrats!

sukie
05-03-2010, 11:07 AM
Awesome! I think more people should wear a tux when they're strumming a uke.


congrats! and good job!! if you got a video of the music, you should post it!!

My thoughts exactly! How great is that? Congrats for graduating too!

I really would like to hear the songs if you have them.

KevinV
05-03-2010, 11:59 AM
Congratulations on many levels! It looks like you had a blast up there...and yes, I'm with the camp that wants to hear some sound bytes. :)

EricStetson
05-03-2010, 03:30 PM
thanks guys, I'm currently in the process of getting the recordings from the performance hall and a some of the music will make it to the internet - the two uke tunes are actually on YouTube already though, albiet sans tuxedo.

Here's one, with the Waverly Street Banjolele:
"Pardon Ma Francais" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lVs3MmrPSk

As for the Southeast Ukers - it's a pretty long drive for me out to Sweetwater Park! Come to the deep south and I'd be happy to join ya...at the end of this month I'm moving to Sacramento though, so my time here as a Georgia boy is limited.

smithpaul60
05-03-2010, 06:18 PM
congrats on graduation. I just graduated my self, though in a not so cool business fashion. I love the song "pardon ma Francais" and I would like for you to post a tab so I can lean it. Peace and again congrats.

Matimeo
05-04-2010, 01:10 AM
Congratulations on graduating and going out with such style! I'm sure GSU will be a better place for having been uked. :)
I loved "Pardon Ma Francais" and am looking forward to seeing clips of your recital! Good luck as you head out to CA.

insaneinthemembrane
05-04-2010, 02:13 AM
Congats!!!! Got a youtube video of it for us to hear???

NatalieS
05-04-2010, 01:36 PM
That's something to be really proud of! I'm glad you had fun with it too. And congratulations on graduating!