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Alaska On Hold Music Project

The University of Alaska Southeast is first in the state to adopt the Alaska On Hold music project developed by the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council.

The University of Alaska Southeast is first in the state to adopt the Alaska On Hold music project developed by the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council. Music by Alaskan musicians will play when callers to the University are placed on hold.

Modeled on a program offered by the City of Seattle, Seattle OnHold, this project intends to promote Alaskan musicians and make being on hold a unique and interesting musical experience.

Alaska On Hold Volume 1 includes:

  • “You’re the One for Me” by George Wallace of Juneau
  • “Widmung” by Franz Liszt, performed by Timothy Smith of the University of Alaska Anchorage
  • “You’re Wearing My Hat” by the Preserves, from Juneau
  • “Banjo and Fiddle” by William Kroll, performed by Linda Rosenthal, from Juneau
  • “Cannery Girl” by Ray Troll and the Ratfish Wranglers of Ketchikan. Between each piece, a short statement identifies the piece and the artist, and where they are from.

Michael Ciri, Director of Information Technology Services for UAS, says “I am thrilled to be able to offer this! It is something I have been wanting to do for some time.”

Nancy DeCherney, Executive Director of JAHC says “This is such a great way to help local artists and to make being on hold somewhat more fun. I’m telling everyone to call the University and hope they get put on hold for a minute!”

 
 

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