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Christina Dunford presents Senior Recital at Cumberlands


Williamsburg, Ky. — On Sunday, April 22nd, University of the Cumberlands (UC) student Christina Dunford (Harrodsburg, KY) performed her senior percussion recital in the Nell Moore Recital Hall.

Christina performed a total of 8 pieces as the remaining members of the UC Percussion Ensemble accompanied her in the performance of Ragtime Robin and Xylophonia.

To begin the performance, Christina shocked the audience when playing the xylophone, not with two mallets, but with four, having two in each hand as she finished the entire performance of her first piece Virginia Tate.

When performing Three Settings for Timpani, Christina switched up the performance and moved to a set of drums and showed off her talents in percussion giving her audience a change in sounds.

After the intermission, Christina moved over to a set of drums and alternated between using her hands and her mallets, making for a wider range of sounds. For her final piece, Xylophonia, Christina ended the performance playing a noise maker in tune to the Percussion Ensemble.

When asked to reflect on her time at UC Christina said, “My five years of preparation at Cumberlands is definitely a journey I am blessed to have had the opportunity to take. Having a senior recital is something I will never forget.”

Christina, who is the daughter of Nathan Dunford and Cherie Chamberlain, is working on her Bachelor of Science in Music with a minor in Psychology.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.