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Department of Music to present Faculty Recital
featuring works by Chopin, Sinatra, O’Connor
October 15, 2007 -- The Department of Music at Arkansas State University in
Jonesboro will present the second concert in
the 2007-2008 Faculty Recital Series, featuring Lauren Schack Clark, Joy
Sanford, Matthew Carey, Perry Harper, Tom Mason, and Ed Owen on
Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.
The concert will include performances of “Scherzo in B flat Minor” by Frederic Chopin, “Concerto for
Tuba” by Tom O’Connor, “Let There Be Funk” by D. Edward Davis,
and a selection of Frank Sinatra standards.
Lauren Schack Clark is assistant professor of Piano and Keyboard
Activities supervisor at Arkansas State University. She performs
frequently as a soloist and collaborative artist. Recently, she was
selected to perform at the 2005 TCU-Cliburn Institute Teachers Session
in Fort Worth, Texas. She is president of the Delta Music Teachers
Association, chair of the Arkansas State Music Teachers Association
Chamber Music and Young Artist Competitions, and she has served as
Secretary of the Massachusetts Music Teachers Association and the
Greater Memphis Music Teachers Association. She holds a Doctor of
Musical Arts degree from Boston University, a Master of Music in Piano
Performance and Pedagogy from Northwestern University, a graduate
diploma from the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and
a Bachelor of Music degree from the Hartt School of Music.
A veteran of the concert and opera stage, Matthew Carey has been a
member of the voice faculty at Arkansas State University since 1997. In
addition to Applied Voice, he also teaches German and French diction,
Vocal Pedagogy, Song Literature, Music Appreciation, and Opera Workshop.
He is also the vocal director for the ASU Theater Department's Fall
Musical. As a concert artist, Carey has performed with the symphony
orchestras of Hamburg, Kotka (Finland), Santa Barbara, the Norddeutscher
Rundfunk Orchester of Bremen, the Northeast Arkansas Symphony, and the
University of Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. He continues to perform
recitals throughout the region, in which he performs a wide variety of
repertoire from the song cycles of Schubert and Schumann to popular
standards of Gershwin, Kern, Berlin and Rogers. Carey completed his
Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin Conservatory of Music in 1982 and
received his Master of Music degree in 1985 from the University of
Michigan. He has done post-graduate study at the University of
California at Santa Barbara and Yale University. His former teachers
include Richard Miller (Oberlin) and the late Martial Singher (Santa
Owen is assistant professor of Music at ASU, where he serves as
coordinator of graduate studies, teaches Applied Tuba and Euphonium, and
conducts the ASU Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble and Brass Choir. He
currently performs as principal tuba of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
and Brass Quintet, the Delta Symphony Orchestra, and the ASU Brass
Quintet. He received the Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from
Arkansas Tech University (summa cum laude), the Master of Music in Tuba
Performance, and the Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance and
Literature from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.
The audience is encouraged to visit the Fine Arts Center Gallery during
The concert is free and open to the public.
For more details, please call the Department of Music at (870) 972-2094.
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