SLCC Chamber Singers Perform at Presidential Inauguration Today
Salt Lake Community College Chamber Singers will be Washington, D.C. to participate in the Presidential Inauguration Choir competition. Forty students and faculty from the College will compete with the choir and attend the Inauguration ceremony at the U.S. Capitol building marking the beginning of President Obama's second term in office today, January 21, 2013.
"This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to represent the College and to be apart of this historic event," said Anna Szabados, SLCC Dean of the School of Arts, Communication and New Media. "The SLCC Chamber Singers are a talented group that reflect well the caliber of student and quality of training at the College. We're proud to send them to President Obama's second inauguration ceremony."
President Obama's first term officially ends on January 20 at noon, at which time he will be sworn-in for a second term with his Vice President Joseph Biden. Because that day is a Sunday, in keeping with custom, the public ceremonies will be held the next day.
A documentary film crew comprised of both SLCC students and faculty will accompany the Chamber Singers to chronicle the trip and performance.
About the College: Salt Lake Community College is an accredited, student-focused, urban college meeting the diverse needs of the Salt Lake community. Home to more than 62,000 students each year, the College is the largest supplier of workforce development programs in the State of Utah. The College is the sole provider of applied technology courses in the Salt Lake area, with 13 sites, an eCampus, and nearly 1,000 continuing education sites located throughout the Salt Lake valley. Personal attention from an excellent faculty is paramount at the College, which maintains a student-to-teacher ratio of less than 20 to 1.