ATU Department of Music Sets Fall 2021 Performances

Dr. Daniel Belongia and Dr. Christopher Harris
Dr. Daniel Belongia (left) serves as director of bands at Arkansas Tech University, while Dr. Christopher Harris (right) is director of choirs at ATU.

The Arkansas Tech University Department of Music has released its fall 2021 schedule of performances.

Concerts and recitals planned for Witherspoon Auditorium will be available for listening and viewing at

In-person audiences for those performances will be limited to invited guests of the performers due to COVID-19 limitations on indoor assemblies.

Audiences are invited and encouraged to attend the performances planned for outdoor venues.

Dr. Jeff Bright, professor of music, serves as head of the ATU Department of Music. Dr. Daniel A. Belongia, professor of music, is director of bands. The director of choirs is Dr. Christopher Harris, assistant professor of music.

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Below is a list of fall 2021 performances from the ATU Department of Music:

  • Brass in the Clouds, Saturday, Sept. 18, 6:45 p.m., Mount Nebo Sunset Point
  • Jazz Ensemble, Friday, Oct. 1, 7:30 p.m., Witherspoon Auditorium
  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2:30 p.m., Witherspoon Auditorium
  • Choral Artists, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2:30 p.m., Witherspoon Auditorium
  • OctubaFest, Thursday, Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m., Witherspoon Auditorium
  • Jazz Ensemble, Saturday, Oct. 30, 3 p.m., Russellville Downtown Depot Park
  • Concert Chorale and University Singers, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m., Witherspoon Auditorium
  • Chamber Winds, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 7:30 p.m., Witherspoon Auditorium
  • Symphonic Band, Thursday, Nov. 18, 7:30 p.m., Witherspoon Auditorium
  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2:30 p.m., Witherspoon Auditorium
  • Jazz Ensemble, Monday, Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m., Witherspoon Auditorium
  • Feast of Carols, Sunday, Dec. 5, 5:30 p.m., Location TBD

In addition to these events, the ATU marching band, widely known for generations as “Arkansas’ Band of Distinction,” will perform at home football games on Sept. 2, Sept. 25, Oct. 9, Oct. 23, Nov. 6 and Nov. 13.