Plymouth State Music Faculty CD Sales

December 9th, 2003 by Adam

A portion of the proceeds from sale of a compact disc by faculty of the department of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Plymouth State University will be donated to help in the fight against childhood cancer.

The CD, A Child is Born, is a collection of Mother Goose poems set to jazz music by Professor Rik Pfenninger. It dedicated to seven-year-old Alex Scott who has been battling neuroblastoma, a particularly agressive form of cancer, since she was born.

Pfenninger reports that last summer Alex started a lemonade stand to help raise money to fight cancer. He saw Alex and her lemonade stand on television and was inspired to write the music for the CD. One half of the profits from A Child is Born will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand, in care of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

“We are thrilled—Alex and I have tears in our eyes,” Alex’s mother told Pfenninger. “What an honor that you would dedicate your CD to Alex.”

The CD features Pfenninger on saxophones, PSU student Kathleen Kolman on vocals and adjunct faculty Don Williams on bass, Tim Gilmore on drums and percussion, Paul Bourgelais on guitar and Scott Grant on trombone.

A Child is Born is published by SandStorm Records and can be purchased at the Plymouth State University Bookstore or at Plymouth Book Exchange in Plymouth. It can also be purchased online at or

For information contact Rik Pfenninger at (603) 535-2311 or via e-mail to