March 07, 2017

A Collaborative Success

Gift Benefits Faculty and Students

When Stephen Clickard, Ph.D., Chair of the Bloomsburg University Music Department, was named as the recipient of the inaugural Jack and Helen Evans Endowed Fellowship in the College of Liberal Arts, he immediately recognized the opportunity to execute a project that he had been planning for some time.

Dr. Clickard approached two students in the Bachelor of Arts: Audio Visual Recording Track to work with him on recording and producing a professional full-length album in the BU music studio of his little big band, The Clickard Consortium. Rebecca Dressler, a senior from Shamokin, PA, and Reed Lehman, a junior from Bloomsburg, PA, both jumped at the chance to get involved.

“The experience we gained throughout this process gave me a lot of confidence with my major and the choice that I made,” Dressler said. “I can really see myself doing this as a career and learned what it was like to actually work with clients.”

“It looked more like a mountain when we were first presented with the project,” Lehman added. “I was excited and nervous at the same time. But to know now that we produced 12 fully mixed tracks that will be released to the public just makes me want to get back in the studio and do more.”

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