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Alumnus Derek Fawcett Features New Album In WMU Concert

Chicago-based singer/songwriter Derek Fawcett fondly remembers his days in the Dalton Center's Rehearsal Room C at Western Michigan University, where he studied vocal and keyboard music. He took what he learned from teachers Craig Arnold, Diana Spradling, David Little, Sunny Wilkinson, and Steve Zegree, among others, and formed a successful band, Down The Line, with which he recorded five albums over a decade. 

Now the leader of his own project, Derek Fawcett talked about his latest solo release, FEEL BETTER, in an interview at WMUK before his October 14th concert at Western. Bullock Performance Institute associate director Mark Niskanenjoined him to discuss his life as a creative artist, the process of making the album, and the diaspora of WMU musicians with whom he still performs.

Cara Lieurance is the local host of NPR's All Things Considered on 1021 WMUK and covers local arts & culture on Let's Hear It on 89.9 Classical WMUK weekday mornings at 10 - 11 am.
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