Timothy Baker’s dream of having a song he’d written performed at the Grand Ole Opry came true this past weekend.
It’s one thing to come up with music in your head or have a computer program play it back to you, but it’s quite a different experience to sit in an audience while a professional musician performs your original composition.
Four of the six pieces performed at a recent Composers Concert for the Kentucky Music Teachers Association annual conference were written by Transylvania faculty.
Will Young, with Transylvania DPS, plays the bagpipes at the funerals of police officers.
In true liberal arts fashion, William A. “Alex” Wilson pursued two disparate interests as an undergraduate at Transylvania — biology and music. Both continue to influence his life to this day.