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Department of Music presents fourth and final Faculty Recital Series concert of year Feb. 25

Feb. 17, 2010 -- The Department of Music at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro will present the fourth and final concert of the 2009-2010 Faculty Recital Series on Thursday, Feb. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center, 201 Olympic Drive, Jonesboro. The concert will feature ASU music faculty members Prof. Matthew Carey, Dr. Dale Clark, Prof. Ken Hatch, Dr. Marika Kyriakos, Dr. Ed Owen, Dr. Dan Ross, and Dr. Lauren Schack Clark. The concert is free of charge and open to the public. 

The concert will include performances of “Lighthouse on the Coast of Nowhere” by David Herring, performed by Dr. Ed Owen; “First Dance” from Allen Feinstein’s “Three Dances for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano,” performed by Dr. Dan Ross, Dr. Dale Clark, and Dr. Lauren Schack Clark; “A Faustian Sonata” by Randall Standridge, performed by Prof. Ken Hatch and Dr. Lauren Schack Clark; “Pierrot’s Tanzlied” from Erich Wolfgang Korngold’s “Die Tote Stadt” and “Largo al factotum” from Gioaccomo Rossini’s “The Barber of Seville,” both performed by Prof. Matthew Carey and Dr. Lauren Schack Clark; and “Lucy’s aria” from “The Telephone” by Gian Carlo Menotti, performed by Dr. Marika Kyriakos and Dr. Lauren Schack Clark. 

For more information about the concert or ASU music, contact the music office at (870) 972-2094. 

Prof. Matthew Carey has been a member of the voice faculty at ASU since 1997. He has been the music director and conductor for the ASU Theater Department's Musical and has co-hosted the College of Fine Arts radio program "Spotlight on the Arts" on public radio NPR affiliate KASU 91.9 FM. Carey has sung with opera companies throughout the United States as well as Germany, and his leading roles include Guglielmo, Valentin, Figaro in “Barbiere di Seviglia,” Alfonso in “La Favorita” and the Heerufer in “Lohengrin” Lescaut in “Manon,” Marcello in “La Bohème,” Ford in “Falstaff,” Silvio in “I Pagliacci”   and Don Giovanni. He has performed with the symphony orchestras of Hamburg, Kotka (Finland), Santa Barbara, the NDR Orchester of Bremen, the Delta Symphony Orchestra and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. He has conducted Vocal Master Classes throughout the state of Arkansas and along with his colleague, Dr. Marika Kyriakos, he conducts a weekly Studio Class open to all voice students. He is a regular adjudicator at State and Regional NATS competitions, and his students frequently reach the finals.

Dr. Dale Clark, adjunct bassoon instructor at Arkansas State University, is principal bassoon of the Delta Symphony Orchestra, a member of the North Arkansas Symphony, and he has appeared as guest principal bassoon with the Memphis Symphony and Arkansas Symphony Orchestras. He has appeared as guest artist and master class teacher at the Cork School of Music in Cork, Ireland, and Berklee College of Music in Boston, Mass., among many others. In 2003 he was principal bassoon of the Sewanee Festival Orchestra and bassoon instructor at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival. He is a former member of the Memphis Woodwind Quintet.

Dr. Lauren Schack Clark is associate professor of Piano and Keyboard Activities coordinator at Arkansas State University. Recent performances have included solo recitals in Naples, Italy, at Berklee College of Music, and at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania. In 2008, she performed a recital at the University of Florida as part of the ASU Double Reed and Piano Trio, and she played programs with violinist Stephen Sims at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Denison University. Her solo CD was released by Centaur Records in February 2008, and contains piano music written by Boston composer Dr. Rosey Lee, on the faculty of Berklee College of Music. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Boston University, a Master's degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Northwestern University, a graduate diploma from the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass., and a Bachelor of Music degree from the Hartt School of Music. Her principle teachers were Raymond Hanson, Eda Mazo-Shlyam, Deborah Sobol, and Thomas Stumpf. 

Prof. Ken Hatch teaches clarinet at ASU. In addition to studio teaching, he coaches chamber music, teaches instrumental technique classes for music education majors, and conducting. He is currently serving as interim chair of the Department of Music. Prior to his appointment at ASU, Prof. Hatch held positions as band director and woodwinds specialist at public schools in Texas. He has performed as guest conductor with the ASU Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble. Hatch continues to be an active performer. He presently performs as clarinetist and saxophonist with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in Little Rock. He has written “The Clarinet Teacher's CD Companion,” a multimedia text for use in the Clarinet Techniques class.  He also has written “Tone, Flexibility, and Scale Studies for Clarinet and Saxophone,” two books with companion practice CD's. He has studied with Dr. Lee Gibson, Dr. Richard Shanley, Mr. Fred Ormand, and Dr. Frank Kowalsky.

Dr. Marika Kyriakos is in her second year teaching voice and directing opera at the Arkansas State University Music Department. Though originally from Columbia, Mo., Dr. Kyriakos came to ASU from Texas, where she taught at Tarleton State University of the Texas A and M System for nine years. Her favorite projects involve studying, teaching, and performing abroad. Recent summer ventures have included leading roles with the Rome Opera Festival in Italy as well as studies and performances in Nice and Paris, France. Dr. Kyriakos collaborated in the development of a summer program with the Lorenzo de Medici school, for which she taught and performed this past June in Tuscania, Italy. Last summer she visited Greece to lay the groundwork for a study-abroad program in Athens.

Dr. Ed Owen
is associate professor of Music at Arkansas State University 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.
As a soloist he has appeared with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, the Delta Symphony Orchestra, the Arkansas State University Wind Ensemble, and the Symphonic Bands of Arkansas Tech University, University of Illinois, and Bryant High School. An active clinician, Dr. Owen is in demand for master classes and clinics on brass performance and techniques. He has studied tuba with Andy Anders and Mark Moore.

Dr. Dan Ross has been on the ASU Faculty since 1968. He has been principal oboe with the Tupelo Symphony since 1971, the North Arkansas Symphony since 2007, and principal oboe with the Arkansas Symphony from 1971-1994. He is a frequent soloist with the Forum Sinfonia of Krakow, Poland, in their tours of the United States and Europe. Dr. Ross has been appointed visiting professor of Oboe at the Academy of Music in Krakow. He is known throughout the world as the developer of the Ross Gouging Machine for use in producing reeds for oboe and bassoon.

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