Celebration of Research and Creativity is the theme for the Dawson Community College Music Department Thursday, May 1. The evening will commence at 5 pm in the Toepke Center lobby with a reception highlighting student research projects and performances by DCC music students. Presenters will be on tap to discuss their projects, ranging from Opera Education through Cartoons to The Use of Secondary Dominants in Barbershop Quartets. The recital portion of the event features vocal and instrumental solos and ensembles with selections from the jazz band, drumline, choir, and The Shanties. Join DCC in celebrating student endeavors of critical thinking and creativity. This event is free of charge and sponsored by the Opus Society. Contact Lisa Shields for more information at 377-9456 or [email protected].