Converse College has lost one of its greatest champions, Carlos DuPré Moseley, who died Monday, Oct. 1 at age 98. Moseley was instrumental in founding the Friends of the School of Music Chamber Music Series in 1983 to bring internationally renowned musicians to Converse. Moseley’s contacts and knowledge of the music business were key resources—especially…
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“Listen…the silence is loud in the woods” Join Byna on Friday, April 13 at 7:30 PM in Daniel Recital Hall as she reminisces about her life in the Southern Appalachian mountains, remembering her daddy’s fiddle playing, her mama’s quilting, her courtship and marriage, and her friendships with those around her. Byna: Life Songs of a…
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A collaboration between Spartanburg businessman Roger Habisreutinger and The Carlos Moseley Chamber Music Series at Converse College is bringing four of the world’s rarest instruments, played by renowned musicians dedicated to “breathing life into the work of great artists, master violin maker Antonio Stradivari and renowned composers,” to Spartanburg. The Stradivari Quartet will make its…
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Converse will hold a celebration to introduce the new School of the Arts on November 18 – 20 at Chapman Cultural Center, featuring a sampling of talents in the visual arts, music, theatre and dance and Converse Opera Theatre’s production of Mozart’s comic opera, Cosí fan tutte (sung in English). Tickets are available at the Chapman…
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Music Professor David Berry

An interview with David Berry: As a professional composer, describe your process for creating music. “When I start to compose, I must answer a few critical questions. (1) What is the medium (voices, instruments, etc.)? (2) How much time must it consume? (3) What is the overall mood or collection of moods? (4) What form(s)…
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***This article appeared in the October 24th edition of the Spartanburg Herald Journal and was written by Linda Conley***Broadway stars, famous composers and world-renown musicians have come through the doors of Converse College in Spartanburg. Some were students who went on to stardom, such as Lily Strickland, a 1904 graduate and female composer whose music…
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