W&L Presents Senior Recital with Truman Chancy ’22 Chancy’s saxophone recital is free and open to the public to view in person or via Livestream on April 1 at 8 p.m.
Truman Chancy ’22, a Washington and Lee University senior, will perform a saxophone recital on Friday, April 1 at 8 p.m. in the Wilson Concert Hall.
The concert is free and open to the public, and the performance will be streamed online at https://livestream.com/wlu.
Chancy has been a member of the University Wind Ensemble and the University Jazz Ensemble during his time at W&L. He has been the saxophone section leader in the University Wind Ensemble for the past three years. In addition, he is in his second year as a member of the University Singers.
“From performing to conducting to composing, I never thought I would have the opportunity to grow in so many ways as a musician during my time at W&L,” said Chancy. “I’m extremely grateful to all the music faculty and my peers for their amazing support and all they’ve done to help make me the musician I am today.”
As an Instrumental Conducting Mentorship Program member, Chancy has conducted several rehearsals and performances with the University Orchestra and the University Wind Ensemble.
Chancy spent time with Terry Vosbein, professor of music at W&L, at the Stan Kenton Research Center in Staunton, Virginia, as a summer and winter research scholar building a digital database of music collections and creating scholarly editions of big band scores for study and performance.
Chancy credits Chris Dobbins, associate professor of music at W&L, and Vosbein as his mentors throughout his time as an undergraduate.
“Dr. Dobbins has fostered in me a passion for education and is always willing to go the extra mile to ensure the success of his students,” said Chancy. “Dr. Vosbein’s positivity and encouragement have been the driving force throughout my musical journey at W&L. Without either of them, I know my experience, and that of many others, would not be the same.”