9/29/17 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University Jazz Orchestra’s “AUJOy to the World” Christmas CD featuring Cathi Muckle is now available for purchase and will be available at the “An Evening with Cathi Muckle” Homecoming concert set for Oct. 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Myers Convocation Center on the AU campus.
The CD, which features nine Christmas songs with Cathi Muckle on vocals, will cost $15 each. Those not attending the concert who would like a CD can purchase them at the AU Bookstore on campus after Oct. 13.
The “An Evening with Cathi Muckle” concert will take the audience back to another era with the most memorable songs of “The Greatest Generation” as she sings selections from the songbook of George and Ira Gershwin.
Muckle is the daughter of Betty Clooney, who is Rosemary Clooney’s sister. She is a professional singer and educator who lives in Las Vegas and actually toured with her legendary aunt and even recorded “The Coffee Song” with Rosemary Clooney. She has sung over 300 commercial jingles.
“We are very excited to be able to offer this special concert event again this year as part of our homecoming celebration,” said Dr. Carlos Campo, who is slated to emcee the event. Campo is the brother of Muckle. Muckle will be accompanied at the event by a Jazz trio that will also feature AU Professor of Music Thomas Reed.
The event is open to the public and general admission tickets for the event are $10 for adult and $5 for senior citizens, students and AU employees. In addition, a VIP package at $25 per ticket will include a 6:30 p.m. private upscale cocktail reception with the artist. Sales of the limited number of VIP packages will end Oct. 6.
Those with questions or wanting tickets can contact the AU Box Office at 419.289.5125 or go online at ashland.edu/tickets. Doors for the concert open at 7 p.m. and a cash bar will be available at the event.
Proceeds from the event benefit the Elizabeth M. Pastor Endowed Scholarship Fund, which was established in 1992 by friends of Liz Pastor, AU Trustee's Distinguished Professor. The scholarship is awarded annually to a deserving full-time undergraduate student enrolled studying for a bachelor of arts in music with piano as the major instrument or music education majors with piano as their chosen instrument.
Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) deeply values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students. ###