School of Music Hosts Guest Recital with Carren Moham

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. –– The School of Music will host Professor of Music Emeritus Carren Moham for a guest recital on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 at 3 p.m. in Presser Hall’s Westbrook Auditorium. This event, held during Homecoming, is free and open to the public.

Moham, who taught at Illinois Wesleyan University from 1998-2014, now serves as Associate Academic Dean of Hesston College. She will be performing vocals alongside Director of the Piano Prep Program and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Erin Mulliken ’90 on piano.

Moham received a music education bachelor’s degree from Northeastern State University and a master's in vocal performance from the University of Oklahoma. She went on to receive a Ph.D. in musical arts in vocal pedagogy and black music history from The Ohio State University.

Mulliken graduated from Illinois Wesleyan in 1990 and went on to earn a master’s degree in music from Indiana University.

Their performance is titled Let’s Groove, Again! It features a wide range of popular jazz, blues and R&B songs. These include Let’s Groove Tonight from Earth, Wind and Fire, written by Maurice White and Wayne Vaughn, Angel Eyes by Matt Dennis and Earl Brent, It Don’t Mean A Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) by Duke Ellington, Harry James and Irving Mills, Stormy Weather by Ted Koehler and Harold Arlen, God Bless the Child by Arthur Herzog and Billie Holiday, St. Louis Blues by W.C. Handy, Good Mornin’ Blues, Groovin’ on A Sunday Afternoon from The Young Rascals, written by F. Cavaliere and E. Brigati,  I Heard It Through the Grapevine from Marvin Gaye, written by N. Whitfield and B. Strong, I Keep Forgettin’  from The Doobie Brothers, written by McDonald, Sanford, Stoller and Leiber,  Another Part of Me by Michael Jackson, and Never Can Say Goodbye and I’ll Be There from The Jackson 5, written by Clifton Davis and Gordy, Davis, West and Hutch respectively.

For more information on this event and others, please contact the School of Music at (309) 556-3061.

Megan Baker ’21