Larry Campbell

Dr. C. Lawrence Campbell

Memorial Concert in Honor of the Late Dr. Campbell

Oct. 6, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – On Sunday, Oct. 23, the Illinois Wesleyan School of Music will hold a memorial concert for the late Dr. C. Lawrence Campbell, who served as a member of the Illinois Wesleyan faculty for 33 years.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 11:30 a.m. in Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall (1210 Park St., Bloomington).

A professor of music, piano, piano pedagogy and literature, Dr. Campbell, a member of the Illinois Wesleyan faculty since 1978, held degrees from Northwestern University and Indiana University.  A celebrated artist who held many distinctions, Dr. Campbell was named a winner or finalist in several national competitions, including the Chicago Young Artists’ Competition, the Allied Arts Piano Competition, the Talman Musical Arts Competition and the international auditions of the Artists’ Advisory Council. He was named to the Fern Rosetta Sherff Professorship in 1998, honoring his distinguished teaching, research and service to the University.

The program will include works by Franz Schubert, Claude Debussy, Robert Schumann, J.S. Bach, Johannes Brahms and Richard Strauss. Faculty members and alumni will perform the pieces, including Visiting Assistant Professor of Music and Coordinator of Accompanying Eva Ferguson (piano), Robert Elfine ’97 (piano), Professor of Music R. Kent Cook (piano), Erin Mulliken ’90 (piano), Jerry Lee ’97 (piano), Professor of Music Carren Moham (vocals, soprano), Michael Wolf ’08 (piano), Associate Professor of Music Nina Gordon (cello) and Benjamin Killey ’99 (piano).

A recording of Dr. Campbell’s piano performance of Schubert’s Impromptu in G-flat Major will be played to conclude the concert. The program will be followed by a reception at Joslin Atrium in the Memorial Center (104 University St.)

Contact: Courtney Keenan, ’12, (309) 556-3181,