FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                    Date: March 17, 2003

     Contact: Jiffy Johnson, 206-6516


Note to editors: Photographers are welcome at this event.



WUIS host Scroggin to present early music demonstration for students at Butler Elementary School


SPRINGFIELD Karl Scroggin, music director and program host at WUIS (91.9 FM/Springfield) and WIPA (89.3/Pittsfield), will share his love of classical music with students at Springfield=s Butler Elementary School in a presentation beginning at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, March 24.

Scroggin’s special interest is the music and instruments of the Renaissance and Baroque era and he has played stringed instruments from this period such as the lute and viola da gamba since 1978. This presentation will focus on the historical development of these instruments, their specialized notational systems, and their place in Western classical music.

Scroggin, a frequent musical performer in the Springfield area, enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for period instruments and music with young people. His presentation at Butler Elementary is funded by the Meredith Foundation as part of a series of concerts for area schools, featuring a variety of music from classical to bluegrass, as broadcast each week on WUIS-WIPA.

For more information, contact Jiffy Johnson at (217) 206-6516.