Honoring the legacy of Dr. Earl Boyd, former Chair of the EIU Music Department and composer of the EIU Fight Song. The concert will remember his career and accomplishments through presentations, multimedia, and musical selections. Part of the many activities surrounding EIU's annual Celebration: A Festival of the Arts. Proceeds to benefit the EIU Marching Band.
In her fifth decade of writing songs and performing, Janis Ian won her second Grammy Award of nine total nominations over the years in eight categories! Her 2013 Grammy is for Best Spoken Word Album for her audiobook autobiography "Society's Child". At Seventeen became her trademark song and, along with the album on which it debuted, Between the Lines, it earned five Grammy nominations and two wins including Best Pop Female Performance and Best Engineered Recording. The song has since joined Society's Child as inductees in the Grammy Hall of Fame.
World-renowned musical acts are a staple of Doudna Fine Arts Center’s performance schedule; incredible talents representing a number of genres grace the stages of the Doudna every year, and we’re proud to bring them to the EIU and Charleston communities.
Outside acts, however, are just on segment of the musical performances staged here at DFAC. Eastern’s Department of Music is housed within the Doudna, and its student/faculty body is constantly staging recitals and other performances within the building’s facilities that are open for public attendance.
In either case, a listing of those performances will be available here as they are scheduled.