RPA students perform first Tiny Elevator Concert of the year

Senior Juniper Maurer

RPA Music Lab students performed the first Tiny Elevator Concert of the season on Nov. 16, with three never-heard-before original songs and two Advanced Guitar students performing a duo cover.  

The lunchtime concert series is  modeled after NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts, which feature a wide genre in an intimate and usually “unplugged” setting. 

“My goal with the concerts is to celebrate our own diversity of musical offerings and promote a love of live music at RPA,” said Jonathan Moore, RPA’s music director. “We’ve been really pleased with how well attended the shows have been and how they’re serving to bring the RPA community together to enjoy some great music.”  

Seniors Leith Dollar and Hunter Boyer

The concert series has featured everything from classical music to Nirvana to jazz. Songs that are performed on the series often appear on the annual RPA album of original music, providing the young entertainers with valuable stage experience and experience promoting their work and developing a fan base. Students also learn how to set up a PA, run sound, market and organize the event. 

Junior Jotham Bailey

The next Tiny Elevator Concert will likely occur on a to-be-determined date in February 2024.  

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