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Notorious MU: A Recap of the Notorious Concert


Maryville University’s a cappella group, Notorious, has been filling the campus with music since 2010.

Each semester, Notorious puts on a concert in Maryville’s auditorium to showcase the set list they’ve worked on all semester. Most recently, Notorious held their spring concert April 12.

Notorious takes the stage for their end of the year concert April 12, 2019. Photo Courtesy of Curt Bishop.

For seniors Laura Lillis, Grace Hanebrink and Kaitlin Evans, Friday night’s performance marked the last time they would sing as a part of the group. These three members will be graduating at the end of the year.

According to Kirby Cooper, Vice President of Notorious, the group works to unite students from different majors to share their love and passion for music.

“What we try to do is create an environment where people can come together through music,” said Cooper. “Not all of us are Music Therapy majors, so we want to be a place where everyone is welcome.”

Notorious typically meets on Mondays from 7:30-9:30 p.m., and Thursday from 8:30-10:30 p.m. The group mainly functions on their own, but not without some input from Dr. Peter Henderson, their faculty adviser.

“What I enjoy most about Notorious is the student collaboration,” Henderson said. “I really appreciate the collegiality of the group and how they come together through music.”

Some things may change with Notorious after each year, but the collaboration and camaraderie remains the same.

For more information on Notorious, email Public Relations Officer, Macie Maislin.

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