The New School’s Ensemble III and Grammy nominee, Dr. Jeffrey Murdock put together a special Holiday performance of Donny Hathaway’s, “This Christmas”. This group is under the direction of Upper School Music instructor, Austin Farnam.
“The students and I feel incredibly fortunate to have an outlet to present music during a time with limited live performance opportunities. We’ve spent a great deal of time and energy over the last two weeks putting together this song and I could not be more proud of the outcome. I would like to send a very special thank you to Dr. Murdock for being a featured artist with the TNS music program," remarked Farnam.
Members of the performance include:
Lisette Birch: Baritone Saxophone
Payton Crowne: Tenor Saxophone
Henry Daut: Keyboard
Austin Farnam: Drums/Guitar
Ella Kuharick: Bass
Dr. Jeffrey Murdock: Vocalist
David Wright: Trumpet
Santa Claus: Alto Saxophone
About Dr. Jeffrey Murdock
Dr. Jeffrey Allen Murdock is internationally known as a conductor, clinician, and adjudicator. He currently serves as Associate Professor of Music at the University of Arkansas where he conducts the Inspirational Chorale, the Men’s Chorus, and teaches courses within the choral music education curriculum. He is a 2016 Connor Endowed Faculty Fellow in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, 2019 NAACP Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, and is currently in the running to become the 2021 Music Educator Grammy Award Winner.