Austin Westjohn, instrumental music education major, of Conway has been selected for the 2013-14 jazz band at Harding University.
The jazz band is directed by Drs. Scott and Cindy Carrell, associate professors of music. The group participates in activities including local and campus performances, trips within the region and performances in the University’s Spring Sing production.
The band plays a wide variety of styles, including blues, swing, bop, Latin and Fusion. Improvisation is taught as part of the jazz curriculum. Each student is given the opportunity to improvise in rehearsal and performance and to write arrangements for the jazz band to perform.
Harding is the largest private university in Arkansas with 6,295 students. The University also maintains campuses in Australia, Chile, England, France, Greece, Italy and Zambia.