The University of Dayton has a number of things to be proud of and extremely talented musicians are on that list.
Several of these students exhibited their talent at the Beats of ArtStreet: Thursday Night Live Album Release concert on Saturday, Jan. 26. The concert at ArtStreet celebrated the release of the 4th annual compilation album of all the talented students that perform for Thursday Night Live.
It featured performances by Lauren Eylise, Isomatic, Brendan Michaelis and Brendan Holmes, Samuel Day, Matt Witzeman, Daniel Vonlehmden, Libby Gill and Dave Zup.
“It’s a bunch of great music from great people,” said Zup, a junior communication major and rapper.
He is featured on the album and is a regular performer at ArtStreet’s Thursday Night Live.
Samuel Day, a senior music major and another artist featured on the album, also encourages students to support their peers by downloading the album.
“It provides a great variety and a snapshot of the talent here at UD,”
“I like that this album not only showcases the live work of the performers, but their studio presentations as well, while giving credit to their producers,” Day added. “This, I think, helps give great dimension to the image and presentation of each artist and some of their creative team.”
Matt Witzeman, a freshman chemical engineering major, is another artist featured on the album. He not only demonstrated his vocal talent, but also his impressive piano skills
at the concert.
Witzeman said that the album provides a two-way street of benefits.
“As artists and performers, we love to see people come out to performances or download our music because it makes us feel good about what we are doing in spreading our passion and ideas through song,” he said. “As listeners, students can also find themes in songs and apply them to their own lives, or they can just have a good,
fun time listening.”
All of these artists encourage students to download the album because they are extremely proud of the work they have done. Whether music is a future career endeavor or just a hobby on the side, they all said they were honored to be included
in the compilation.
“I’m really thankful to be a part of this album, especially since I’m only a freshman and there are many older, talented artists at UD,” Witzeman said. “I love the fact that I’ve been given a chance to spread to others an original song of mine that holds a lot of meaning through this album.”
“I like knowing that my first official single is being included alongside the material of my peers, and that people are going to hear it as part of a professional presentation,” Day said.
Zup agreed, saying that he is a huge fan of everyone on the project. He said all of these artists are extremely proud of the work they have done, and Zup believes that students should be proud of them as well.
“They can show it to all their friends at home and be like, ‘This is just a little bit of what my school has to offer,’” he said.
The 4th annual Thursday Night Live compilation album, “Beats of ArtStreet,” is available for free download at artstreet.bandcamp.com.