The University of Central Arkansas University Chorus will perform its spring concert on Thursday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.

The concert, free and open to the public, will feature four student conductors — Maya Jackson (assistant conductor), Sydney Hickok, Celina Reed and Leslie Vaught — and will include a wide variety of repertoire, including “Gloria” by Vivaldi;” Homeland”, arranged by Z. Randall Stroope; “1941” by Andrea Ramsey and “Let’s Begin Again” by John Rutter.

It will be the final concert under the direction of Dr. Sheri Cook-Cunningham, who is leaving UCA to return to Kansas City to pursue the foundation of a community youth choir for underserved students.

“I have greatly enjoyed my time here at UCA and the many connections I have made with students and faculty,” she said. “I am proud of the accomplishments of this non-auditioned choir. My goal has been to combine the choir’s diverse talents while providing a supportive and engaging music-making environment.

“I think the enjoyment these students feel in singing together will be apparent to audience members.”

Concert-goers are invited to a reception following the program.

For additional information, contact Cook-Cunningham at 501-450-5756 or

The UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication includes the Departments of Art, Music, and Film, Theatre and Creative Writing, as well as the School of Communication. The College’s primary mission is the preparation of the next generation of artists, educators and communicators. For more information about CFAC, visit or call 501-450-3293.