Collage Concert to showcase students for Family Weekend

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

The third annual “EIU Collage Concert” is back for Family Weekend, and it is set to feature a variety of music.

The concert will take place 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Doudna Fine Arts Center. The concert will be one of the many departmental activities offered during the weekend and will showcase students, ensembles and music groups.

Shellie Gregorich, chair of the music department, said practically every music major will be featured during the concert.

“It gives parents a good opportunity to see their son or daughter performing with an EIU ensemble,” she said.

A collage concert is a show that incorporates various styles of music from different eras, and it can also feature different musical groups and performers.

Music professor Samuel Fagaly will be coordinating the concert, and various faculty members will direct the performances.

Fagaly said most of the performers for the EIU Collage Concert are students. The concert will be the first show to present student performances this semester. It will show a wide range of talents from singers to musicians.

Gregorich said a selection they chose for the concert titled “First Date, Last Night” is from the musical “Dogfight,” which will be performed in November. The selection will be presented in its entirety when performed as part of the whole musical.

Albert Maizel, a pianist and music major, will be playing “Flight of the Bumblebee” in a solo performance.

The show includes performances from Eastern’s concert band, jazz ensemble, concert choir and other musical groups at Eastern.

“(They) will hear the range and diversity of the music students are exposed to here,” Fagaly said. “(There is) music ranging from (the year) 1600 up to contemporary music, like the Beatles.”

EIU Collage Concert tickets will cost $6 for the general public and $5 for students and can be purchased in-person at the Doudna Box Office or online at

Angelica Cataldo can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].