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