May 13, 2004

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Contact: James Daugherty, Music & Dance, (785) 864-9637.

KU's Genuine Imitation a capella mixed student ensemble to perform May 14

LAWRENCE -- Genuine Imitation, a 12-member a capella mixed vocal ensemble organized by KU students, will conclude its performance year with two Stop Day programs for choral music students Friday, May 14, at Lawrence Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive.

Stop Day is the day between the end of classes and the start of final examinations each semester at KU.

The group will perform for students of Pam Bushouse, Free State choral director, from 11:25 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 1:55 p.m. in Room 153 at the high school. According to Shannon Marsh, Genuine Imitation's business manager and ensemble member, the group's varied repertoire includes oldies, choral works, rock, carols and traditional arrangements, with music from "Ave Maria" to songs by the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, The Nylons, Weird Al Yankovic and others spanning several generations and a multitude of sounds.

Performers this year are the original student members who organized the group. Some had sung with a capella groups before coming to KU and wanted to continue. James Daugherty, associate professor of music and dance at KU, is the group's faculty sponsor.

Marsh said Genuine Imitation hopes to make the a capella group a KU tradition. She said auditions would be held to fill the alto and vocal percussionist positions of ensemble members who are graduating in May. For more information or to contact Genuine Imitation, visit www.genuineimitation.org.

Members, their hometowns, majors, parents' names, high school, musical part and ensemble officer designation are:

DOUGLAS COUNTY
From Lawrence
Chase Anderson, sophomore in pre-secondary education, son of Scott and Karen Anderson; Lawrence Free State High School; tenor.
Brandon Bowman, freshman in music education and composition, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bowman; Lawrence High School; tenor.
Stephanie Depung, freshman in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, daughter of Joyce Helsel; Lawrence Free State High School; alto.
Nick Mosher, senior in theatre design, son of Paul and Kathy Mosher; Lawrence High School; bass; treasurer.
Matthew Pool, sophomore in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, son of Jan Pool; Lawrence Free State High School; tenor.

JOHNSON COUNTY
From Lenexa
Shannon Marsh, sophomore in political science and history, daughter of Joseph and Jennifer Marsh; Shawnee Mission Northwest High School; alto; business manager.

From Roeland Park
Nathan Reeves, senior in music education, son of Dean and Janis Reeves; Shawnee Mission North High School; vocal percussionist.

From Shawnee
Bill Parrott, freshman in music education, son of Patti Kelsey; Shawnee Mission Northwest High School; vocal percussionist; Web master.

SHAWNEE COUNTY
From Topeka
Tina Towle, sophomore in music education, daughter of Charles and Dana Towle; Topeka West High School; soprano.

COLORADO
From Broomfield
Angela Grosso, sophomore in music therapy, daughter of Debra Geolfos; Fairview High School; soprano.

MISSOURI
From St. Louis
Josh Hillman, junior in piano performance, son of Lester and Martha Hillman; home schooled; bass.

JAPAN
From Sakura City, Chiba
Atsuko Imamura, master's degree student in communication studies, daughter of Kenzo and Noriko Imamura; Funabashi High School; alto.

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