St. Louis Cardinals Organist Performing, Speaking at Music Academy Event

by News Bureau on Tuesday, Mar. 06, 2012

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 6, 2011 – Dwayne Hilton, the organist for the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium, will perform and speak March 17 at a fund-raising event hosted by the Southeast Missouri Music Academy and the local chapter of the National Federation of Music Clubs, the Encore Club.

The event is scheduled for 1-3:30 p.m. in the Atrium of the Cultural Arts Center at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. Hilton will perform and speak at 2 p.m. There will be raffle items, a silent auction and free refreshments available. Grand prize for the raffle is four Cardinal baseball tickets and a tour of the stadium with Hilton. Other prizes include tickets to River Campus events.

All funds raised will go toward the purchase of a new piano for the Department of Music at the River Campus. The new instrument will be placed in a classroom in the Department for the benefit of University music students. The new piano also will fill a need for higher quality performance instruments for students participating in the National Federation’s Junior Music Festival.

For more information, call the Southeast Missouri Music Academy at (573) 651-2378.