MCC Music Department to Present Two Outdoor Concerts in June

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Bob Milne

FLINT – The Mott Community College (MCC) Music Department will present two outdoor concerts on June 9 and 16 at 5:30 p.m. with guest artist Bob Milne and the MCC Jazz Band, on the lawn in front of the Mott Memorial Building on Main Campus in Flint.

The event is sponsored by the Anna Paulina Foundation as part of the Centennial Concert Series leading up to the MCC’s 100th anniversary in 2023.

Both concerts are free and open to the public. Participants are encouraged to bring a blanket or folding chairs. In the event of rain, concerts will be moved to the Mott Memorial Building Auditorium.

“We are very happy to see our students collaborating musically with Bob Milne and sharing his gift with the community,” said Dr. Townes Osborn Miller, music teacher and Outreach Fellowship Coordinator. “Our music scholarship students, as well as members of our community, can’t wait to see everyone on campus to share some amazing music,” she added.

About Bob Milne:

Bob Milne is a recognized talent and an outstanding pianist. He is entirely self-taught and plays everything by ear. Music critics and publications have called him “the best ragtime pianist on the planet”.

Milne didn’t have a piano when he started his first professional job in 1964, so he developed a way “of listening to the music in his head and moving his fingers around the steering wheel of his car to develop coordination between mind and fingers. ”

For more than twenty-five years he gave 250 concerts each year, traveling with his wife Linda in a small motorhome. He composed a grand opera, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, in his head as he drove through Montana in 2010.

MCC currently offers two music degrees, the Associate’s Degree in Fine Arts-Music, designed for students who plan to transfer to a university, college, or conservatory and major in music; and the Associate’s Degree in Music Technology in Applied Science which prepares students for careers in music production, recording, and audio engineering.

The MCC Music Technology degree integrates the latest in audio technology with various courses involving music creation, post-production, scoring for media and live sound reinforcement, complemented by courses in music fundamentals, ensemble performance and music business. The focus is on the technical, logistical, and creative skills needed to compete in today’s music technology and sound engineering job market.

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