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Medley to Perform Senior Recital Wednesday

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Lamar Medley’s experience as a music student at Arkansas Tech University is winding down, but he knows this is just the beginning. “I see Arkansas Tech as a launching point into greatness,” said Medley. “I was a sophomore when Dr. Lester Monts was inducted into the Hall of Distinction. I see what he has done and I see what other music alumni like Albert Nguyen (director of bands at the University of Memphis) are doing, and I know that I can go anywhere from here.” Medley, a senior instrumental music major from North Little Rock, will perform his senior tuba recital at Witherspoon Auditorium on Wednesday, March 7. The recital will begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. A graduate of Pulaski Oak Grove High School, Medley said that he was unfamiliar with Arkansas Tech and its music program until his senior year at Oak Grove. “I came to the senior events like Timeout for Tech, and then when I auditioned with the music program I had a chance to spend some time with some students,” said Medley. “I saw that the Tech music department is really just a huge family. That was the kind of atmosphere that I wanted to be a part of.” Medley counts playing the music of the late Dr. Francis McBeth, learning different instruments and the chance to meet a variety of talented musicians among his favorite memories of Arkansas Tech. “It’s impossible to pick just one favorite experience,” he said. Medley wants to begin a teaching career in instrumental music and eventually earn a master’s degree, although he is unsure of which discipline he will pursue. Music history is one possibility. For more information about the Arkansas Tech Department of Music, visit or call (479) 968-0368.