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Department of Music
to present Faculty Recital

October 19, 2006 - The Department of Music at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro will present the second concert in the 2006-2007 Faculty Recital Series featuring Lauren Schack Clark, Dale Clark, and, Ed Owen on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fowler Center, Riceland Hall.

The concert will include Concerto in F for Bassoon and Orchestra by Franz Danzi performed by Dale Clark and Lauren Schack Clark, Arabesque, Op. 18 by Robert Schumann and Two Organ Chorale Preludes by J.S. Bach/Ferrucio Busoni both performed by Lauren Schack Clark, Sonata in F by Georg Frideric Handel and Elegy for Solo Tuba by Robert Chamberlin both performed by Ed Owen, and Sonata for Tuba and Piano by Robert Sibbing performed by Ed Owen and Lauren Schack Clark.

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. She was selected to perform at the 2005 TCU-Cliburn Institute Teachers Session in Fort Worth. She has played with principle players of the Boston Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Scottish National Symphony, Slovenian Radio Symphony, Cincinnati Orchestra, Arkansas Symphony, and Memphis Symphony, and with faculty members of the Eastman School of Music, New England Conservatory, Cincinnati College Conservatory, Oberlin College, the University of Memphis, and Arkansas State University. She concertized in Paris in 1997 in conjunction with the Institute for Advanced Vocal Study, and again at the 2001 French Piano Institute. With her husband, bassoonist Dr. Dale Clark, she has played at the Cork School of Music, Ireland, Florida State University, the University of Wasington –Seattle, the University of Texas-Austin, the University of Nebraska, the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and Boston Conservatory. Her students have won first prizes in such competitions as the Tennessee Music teachers Association Auditions and the Beethoven Club Competition. She is President of the Delta Music Teachers Association, chair of the Arkansas State Music Teachers Association Chamber Music and Young Artist Competitions, and 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’s 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.

Dale Clark is Adjunct Professor of Bassoon at Arkansas State University. Formerly a Boston Lyric Opera bassoonist he has recently performed with Orquesta Sinfonica in Monterrey, Mexico and was a guest artist in 2004 at Berklee College of Music in Boston and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. His articles have been published in the Double Reed and his compositions, lectures and performances have been presented at conferences of the International Double Reed Society. He earned his B. S. degree in Music Education from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Master of Music from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Doctor of Musical Arts from Boston University. Dr. Clark is a former faculty member of Boston Conservatory, Atlantic Union College, and the University of Memphis. His teachers include Gary Echols, Keith McClelland, and Dr. Matthew Ruggiero.

Ed Owen is Assistant 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. A native Arkansan, he received the Bachelor of Arts in Music Education degree from Arkansas Tech University (summa cum laude), the Master of Music in Tuba Performance and Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance and Literature from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. Prior to his appointment at ASU, Dr. Owen served on the faculties of the University of Southern Mississippi, Ouachita Baptist University and Indiana State University. He has conducted Tuba & Euphonium Ensemble concerts at the International Tuba & Euphonium Conferences in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada and Greensboro, North Carolina. 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.

The audience is invited to visit the Bradbury Gallery during intermission. The current exhibit is the 2006 Delta National Small Prints Exhibition.

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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