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EKU Documentary "Essential Eastern"

Dr. Richard Crosby played an integral part in the making of the documentary; after all, a movie is just moving pictures until it's set to music.
Words from Dr. Crosby...
Writing music for the new documentary, "The Essential Eastern," was a labor of love. Since this is my 30th year at EKU I had a lot of personal memories to draw upon. My goal was to make our history come alive with my music, and I relished the chance to create appropriate music not only for each President but challenges and cultural issues that the University has faced. So many of these names on buildings mean little to the people who walk by them each day, but this documentary will show that they were interesting people who brought different skills sets and visions to the campus.
Anyone who knows former President Doug Whitlock knows of his deep love for EKU. My goal, as a composer, was to help this documentary touch the audience to the extent that they too will love Eastern as much as he does. 
Many hands have had a part in creating this documentary, from director Chad Cogdill, Shane Hoose and I through all the videographers, scriptwriters and those who were interviewed, and I think, together, we have come up with something that will have a positive impact on how our community sees "The Essential Eastern." I truly hope that everyone will avail themselves of being present for the premiere of this major moment in our history.

Dr. Shane Hoose, (EKU Music Industry Program) engineered and mixed the project in the Eastern Kentucky University Recording Studio.

Published on September 15, 2015

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