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Department of Music to hold faculty recital with guest artists Mueller and Hart

Jan. 18, 2007 -- The Department of Music at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro will present the third concert in the 2006-2007 Faculty Recital Series, featuring Lauren Schack Clark, Ken Hatch, Ed Owen, and guest artists John Mueller and Arthur Hart on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall, Fowler Center.

The concert will include “Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor” (“Appassionata”)” by Ludwig van Beethoven, performed by Lauren Schack Clark; “Sonatina for Clarinet and Piano” by Bohuslav Martinu, performed by Ken Hatch and Lauren Schack Clark; and “Diversive Elements” by David Gillingham, performed by Ed Owen, John Mueller, and Arthur Hart.

Lauren Schack Clark is assistant professor of piano and keyboard activities supervisor at ASU. She performs frequently as a soloist and collaborative artist. 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, Massachusetts, and a bachelor of music degree from Hartt School of Music.

Ken Hatch, assistant professor of music, has taught clarinet and saxophone at ASU since 1983. In addition to studio teaching, he coaches chamber music, teaches instrumental technique classes for music education majors, and teaches conducting. He presently performs as clarinetist and saxophonist with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in Little Rock.

Ed 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 the Brass Choir. He currently performs as principaltuba 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 degree from Arkansas Tech University (summa cum laude), and the master of music in tuba performance and doctor of musical arts in performance and literature from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.

John Mueller is currently the assistant professor of trombone and euphonium at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music at the University of Memphis, where he is also trombonist with the Memphis Brass Quintet and The Birth of the Cool faculty jazz ensemble. He joined the faculty at the University of Memphis in 2001 after a 21-year career with the U.S. Army Band in Washington, D.C., where he had been euphonium section leader and soloist. Dr. Mueller earned his Bachelors degree in music education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his master’s and doctoral degrees in trombone performance from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Accredited with degrees from the Juilliard School of Music and the Vienna Music Academy in piano and composition, Arthur Hart has been a top prize winner in numerous national and international piano competitions. He has toured the United States as recitalist and concerto soloist, having won the American Chopin Competition. He currently resides in Memphis, where he works as a collaborative accompanist at the University of Memphis and other venues.  

The audience is invited to visit the Bradbury Gallery during intermission. The current exhibition is entitled “Simultaneously: The Art of Roger Carlisle and Daniel J. Reeves”. This bi-annual event is one in a series featuring two members from the ASU Department of Art. In “Simultaneously,” Roger Carlisle, Professor of Art, and Daniel J. Reeves, Dean of the College of Fine Arts, work intuitively and intellectually, masterfully laying down areas of color, tricking the eye into seeing what is not there. Their works include paintings, drawings, photographs, and prints.

The concert is free and open to the public.
For more details, please call the Department of Music at (870) 972-2094.



Classical guitarist David Burgess will perform Tuesday, Jan. 23, on the campus of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

His performance, “Guitar Music of Brazil” begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium. It is free and open to the public. Co-sponsors are the Lecture-Concert Series and the ASU Guitar Guild.

            Burgess is a former student of Andres Segovia and has performed solo programs throughout North and South America, Europe and the Far East. He has won the top prizes in several international music competitions and has recorded for CBS Masterworks, Musical Heritage Society, Tritone, and Camerata Records.

            His most popular program, “500 Years of Spanish Music in the Americas,” is a multicultural performance which includes Spanish music from the time of Columbus, Inca Indian melodies, Argentine tangos, Brazilian sambas, and Caribbean meringues.

            Awards won by Burgess include: First prize winner, Andres Segovia Fellowship Competition; top honors in Ponce International Competition in Mexico City; the Guitar ’81 Competition in Toronto; and the 31st International Music Competition in Munich.

            Burgess has toured in New York, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Boston, Seattle, Houston, and Nashville.

The next Lecture-Concert event will be guitarist David Starobin, who will present “An Evening of Classical Guitar Music” on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium.

For more details, please contact Dr. Gil Fowler, associate dean for The Honors College, at 870-972-2308 or via e-mail at, or visit

The Lecture-Concert Series presents diverse programs to enrich the cultural life of the campus, community, and region.
To nominate a speaker or presenter for a future Lecture-Concert Series event, please contact one of the committee members listed on The Honors College web site, under the heading Lecture Concert Series.



The SURF program is designed to allow undergraduates to conduct in-depth research in their specific fields of study and to allow them a travel budget to present that research in conference. All types of undergraduate research from all academic disciplines are eligible for support. Eligibility requirements include a minimum GPA of 3.25, 30 hours of credit towards a degree at the time of funding, and the support of a faculty mentor.


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