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CWU Music Students to Serenade Ellensburg April 13

music logoThe first ever Day of Music promises to fill Ellensburg with the sounds of Beethoven, Debussy, Scott Joplin, The Beatles —even a cello choir playing a medley of ABBA songs. On Thursday, April 13, Central Washington University music students will perform from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., at a number of indoor and outdoor venues.

"Our students and faculty cultivate such a rich musical experience here on campus," enthused Sara Carroll, the music department advising and recruitment specialist. "This is why we want to share that with our downtown businesses and build relationships with the community members in our beautiful and historical town."

The event was created by College of Arts and Humanities Dean Stacey Robertson, who was inspired by a similar event at the University of Northern Colorado. Todd Shiver, chair of CWU's Department of Music, is in charge of the event. The department and Molly Allen, CAH events coordinator, worked with the Ellensburg Downtown Association to organize venues and performers.

A schedule of performances can be found at

For more information about the 2017 Day of Music, go to, or Sara Carroll, 509-963-1265, or

April 10, 2017