Campus News 2008

For Immediate Release
October 8, 2008

Schreiner University Chautauqua lecture features music and physics  

Schreiner University’s Center for Innovative Learning will present the second Robert P. Hallman Chautauqua Lecture of the 2008-09 academic year on Monday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. in the Cailloux Campus Activity Center Theater.

Searle Crate, computer lab manager at Schreiner, will speak on “Physics and Music as conjoined Twins: A Joy to Behold.” Crate has a bachelor’s degree in physics; a master’s in education and has been a teacher for more than 20 years. He plays trumpet and baroque recorder, sings and was a church choir director.

“Come share my joy in the overlap between physics (my formal training) and music (my life-long avocation), as I reveal the physical principles behind vibrations and musical sound,” Crate said. “Expect a 15 foot long ‘guitar string’, a bugle made from a garden hose, a jig on the tin whistle, a flute reverberating inside the Taj Mahal, throat singing as practiced in Tuva, a Romanian performing on the scale of a giant carp, familiar sounds played backwards, and other amazing stuff.”

All Chautauqua events are free and open to the public, and are videotaped for later broadcast on Channel 2 Kerrville, a public service program funded in part by a grant from Humanities Texas. For more information, contact Martha York at the Schreiner Center for Innovative Learning, 830-792-7352 or

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