“Growing Pains” EP Release Concert, with Carlehr Swanson


LOCATION: Harris Theatre

Join College of Visual and Performing Arts alumna, Carlehr Swanson (Bachelor of Music, 2019), for a concert of her newly released EP “Growing Pains”.

Growing up, Carlehr was enamored by the musical aspects of a church service. Through her “Growing Pains,” she puts an update-to-date spin on several genres close to her heart. “Growing Pains” is a six-track EP written by Swanson. Sonically, this EP combines jazz, R&B, and gospel music genres. Lyrically, these six tracks chronicle the slight discomfort one feels while arriving at adulthood. For Swanson, this project combines her interests in performance and music research, as each track provides a historically informed performance of the mentioned genres. This EP invites conversations about love, faith, and mental health and is dedicated to those 20-somethings who are just trying to figure “it” out.

Swanson will participate in a pre-performance discussion from the stage from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Following the performance, Swanson will greet fans and sign posters in the lobby of the theatre.

This premiere event showcases Swanson’s songwriting and her newly released EP, funded in part by Swanson’s win of the 2023 Young Alumni Creative Development Award from Mason’s College of Visual and Performing Arts Young Alumni Commissioning Project.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.