School of Music's OPUS hosted in Grand Rapids


An annual fundraiser for the Central Michigan University School of Music is changing locations this year.

OPUS XVII will be hosted on April 5 in Grand Rapids rather than the traditional on-campus event.

"We're reaching out to alumni in the Grand Rapids area," said John Jacobson, director of music events."Traditionally, (OPUS) is done in the School of Music. We chose Grand Rapids because of its location and population."

The event will feature 135 School of Music students in a collage format, transitioning smoothly between performances. Jacobson said he believes the night will be a good night for students to network with alumni, as well as to show off their musical talents.

"It's spectacular," he said. "The students are top rate. Any time we put students off campus and show them off, it's a good thing. Our students will mix and mingle with the audience and make connections."

OPUS XVII will take place at 6 p.m. at Grand Rapids Christian High School, 2300 Plymouth Ave. The night starts with a strolling reception. Music starts at 8 p.m. and ticket reservations are $125 with a $75 tax-deductible gift to the School of Music included.

For more information, visit the School of Music event site or contact the College of Communications and Fine Arts at (989) 774-1885.