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Exposition: Keaton Lacey Shares Experience as Student Composer

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Keaton Lacey, a member of the Redhawks Marching Band, seen here in uniform during a performance.
photo submitted by Keaton Lacey via Southeast Missouri State University
Keaton Lacey talks about his experience composing in the music program at Southeast Missouri State University and the upcoming performances of his works.

On this episode of ‘Exposition', Keaton Lacey talks about his compositions, which will be performed by student ensembles at the Southeast River Campus.

Keaton is a Sophomore Music Education major at Southeast Missouri State University. In this episode, he describes some of his creative processes, what has helped him create music and the opportunities he has received. He composed the piece “Mississippi Crossing” for the Wind Symphony Spring Concert, which will be held on April 30th at the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall, on the Southeast River Campus.

“Mississippi Crossing” is a fanfare inspired by some of Keaton’s past folk song compositions.

The SEMO String Quartet will also showcase Keaton’s work, “Conspiracy”, in an upcoming performance.

Isabelle Murphy joined KRCU Public Radio in Sept. 2023. She is the co-producer of the podcast 'SEMO Spotlight', and also serves as co-host of 'Morning Edition' on KRCU Public Radio. Isabelle is a Music: Vocal Performance Major at Southeast Missouri State and is active in vocal ensembles and performances at the River Campus.
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