Dean tells it with music
Former professor does 'Songs for Special Ones'
Published: Friday, February 4, 2011
Updated: Thursday, June 30, 2011 13:06
If you were to think of Rio Hondo College, pianos don't really come to mind, nor do album releases or CD sales. While we're talking about Rio Hondo not being connected to CD releases or sales, lets bring it back to our home and think hard.
Is Rio Hondo truly not talented? Is there no such potential out of Rio where CD production seems slightly impossible?
Well think again, Rio Hondo College's Dean of Communication/Languages Kenn Pierson recently released an album. See Rio does hold potential and talent and possibility in the most unlikely of places.
While Pierson was going to college he had a double major English and music. Pierson's English degree is one of many things that have allowed him to become Dean of Communications. But, he always had a love for music.
His album titled "Songs for Special Ones." An album that consists of 21 songs that he had been collecting over the past year.
The songs were written and composed by Pierson, all dedicated to special people in his life.
There are different tunes for different feelings ranging from happy lofty tunes, to like Michael's song, and heavy deep songs.
Such as, "Songs for my Siblings" the last song he wrote on the album and "Composure" which was written for his parents and how he tries to keep his composure whenever he thinks of his deceased parents.
One of the oldest songs written was "When I sing "which was originally written in the 1980's for a play adaptation of "Charlotte's Web", it then went on to be used for a choir piece, until it finally came to be recorded.
Songs for 'Special Ones' is available on CDbaby.com under new age for $9.99 and on ITunes under Kenn Pierson.