Distinguished Major Recital - Steven Jenny, composition
Steven Jenny is a double major in music and computer engineering. Most of his classwork in the music department has been oriented towards theory and music technology. Jenny served as the president of O Records from 2016 to 2017 and have been very active in the Charlottesville music community with his band, Fat Jimmy. Jenny is also involved in several organizations at UVa, including APO, Arts Scholars, Water Polo, and the Raven Society.
Jenny will be performing an original musical, titled The Great Release. This is the premise: “Alex is a disgruntled office worker. He works a dead-end job and has little outlets for his emotions, thoughts, and aspirations. He is also constipated, in part thanks to his antidepressants. One day, Alex falls asleep only to awake in the obscure world of his lower intestine, where all of the other beings are singing pieces of poop. The society he finds bears a striking resemblance to the 2016 America in which Alex lives. Alex must work with a team of young activists including Kevin Fecal and Diana Ria to help save the world within Alex’s bowels, and in doing so, allow him to crap again.”
This project has been under way for over four years and Steven is excited to bring it to life in Old Cabell Hall!
Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA's historic lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda. (map) Parking is available in the central grounds parking garage on Emmet Street, in the C1 parking lot off McCormick Rd, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner. Handicap parking is available in the small parking lot adjacent to Bryan Hall.
All events are subject to change. For more information call the Music Department at 434.924.3052