Your Performance of my Music Honoring President Reagan

On November 6, 2014, in News 2014, by Mark Norris
Mark Camphouse and Senator Mark Norris

Composer Mark Camphouse and Senator Mark Norris

Dear Senator Norris,

Just a quick note to once again convey my deep appreciation for your masterful performance last week in the Grand Ole Opry House with the narration of my musical composition (The Shining City) honoring President Reagan. You brought great dignity, sincerity, and meaning to the words of “The Great Communicator.” I think “The Gipper” would have loved it! Collaborating with you provided the gifted student musicians (and the composer!) with a very memorable experience. And thanks so much for the beautiful medallion. I trust a member of your staff gave you a signed copy of the score. You are a great patriot and public servant. Thanks for all you do for the arts in the great state of Tennessee. I hope our paths will cross again. All the best for the upcoming Holiday Season.

Respectfully, and with warmest regards,


Mark D. Camphouse
Professor of Music
Conductor, Wind Symphony
School of Music
George Mason University
4400 University Drive

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