TU groups to be showcased

The music department at Tiffin University is to present its Fall ProMusic Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Friday in the Gillmor Student Center’s Osceola Theatre on campus.

The free performance features TU’s four touring commercial ensembles. TU’s flagship vocal group Up in the Air, directed by Brad Rees, presents a mix of a cappella jazz, pop and blues. The band DFX presents pop, progressive rock and R&B selections, directed and arranged by TU instructor Nathan Santos.

TU’s newest touring group, Mode III, performs cutting-edge hip-hop and R&B music, including two emcees, vocalists, keyboard and guitar, beatmaker/beatboxer, alto sax and sousaphone.

The all-female Higher Ground, directed by Ali Rees, performs eclectic indie music arranged for voices, flute, beatbox and tapper. Tap dancers are now en vogue as percussionists in hip hop and funk bands.

The concert also features the a cappella groups Vox Conspiracy, directed by Brad Rees, and

Pitch ii Pitch, directed by Jeanette Berry.