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Arkansas State University
Department of Music presents
Faculty Recital on March 28
March 16, 2005--The Department of Music at
Arkansas State University in Jonesboro will present the ASU Music
Faculty Recital Series featuring six faculty members, the ASU Faculty
Jazz Quintet, and the ASU Brass Quintet in concert Monday, March 28, at
7:30 p.m. in Fowler Center, Riceland Hall.
The concert will include “En Foret” by Eugene Bozza perfomed by Sherry
Baker, horn, and Lauren Schack Clark, piano; “Sextet for Piano and Wind
Quintet” by Francis Poulenc performed by Joe Bonner, flute; Dan Ross,
oboe; Ken Hatch, clarinet; Dale Clark, bassoon; Baker, horn; and Schack
Bonner, assistant professor of music at ASU, received his undergraduate
degree from the University of Houston and his master’s degree from
Stephen F. Austin State University. His professional activities include
the positions of flutist of both the 2nd Air Force Band and the 13th Air
Force Band. More recently, Bonner performed as flutist in Memphis and in
Little Rock. Presently he is principal flute of the Delta Symphony in
Jonesboro and will perform as principal with the Forum Sinfonia of
Krakow, Poland this summer.
Dr. Ross received his undergraduate degree at ASU and his doctorate from
the University of Mississippi. Dr. Ross is well known throughout the
double-reed world for his important research, design, and construction
of reed gouging machines. He performs regularly as soloist with the
Forum Sinfonia of Krakow, Poland, in the United States and throughout
Assistant Professor Ken Hatch has taught clarinet at ASU since 1983.
Prior to his appointment at ASU, 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
presently performs as clarinetist and saxophonist with the Arkansas
Symphony Orchestra in Little Rock. He holds undergraduate degrees from
the University of North Texas and from Baylor University. He has done
post graduate work at Florida State University and Michigan State
Dale Clark is adjunct professor of bassoon and music theory at ASU.
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. With his wife, Dr. Lauren Schack Clark,
he has performed as the Laurendale Duo throughout the United States as
well as concert appearances in France and Ireland. Clark earned his
undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, his
master’s degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and his
doctorate from Boston University. Clark is a former faculty member of
Boston Conservatory, Atlantic Union College, and the University of
Schack Clark is assistant professor of piano and keyboard activities
supervisor at ASU. She performs frequently as a soloist and
collaborative artist. She has played with principle players of the
Boston Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Scottish National Symphony,
Slovenian Radio Symphony, Cincinnati Orchestra, 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 ASU. Schack Clark holds a doctorate from
Boston University, a master’s from Northwestern University, a graduate
diploma from the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass., and a
bachelor’s degree from the Hartt School of Music.
The ASU Faculty Jazz Quintet will be performing “Confirmation” by
Charlie Parker, “Green Chimneys” by Thelonious Monk/Rob Alley, “Round
Midnight” by Thelonious Monk, and “No Moe” by Sonny Rollins. The ASU
Jazz Quintet includes: Rob Alley, trumpet; Perry Osborne, guitar; Tom
Mason, bass; Ben White, drums; and Craig Collison, vibraphone and drums.
Alley received his bachelor’s degree from McMurry University in Abilene,
Texas, and his master’s degree from the University of Alabama. While at
the University of Alabama, he began performing with the Tuscaloosa
Horns, a group that is seen regularly backing up legends such as The
Temptations, The Four Tops, The O’Jays, and Frankie Valli. As an
extension of his classical training, Alley has enjoyed performing in the
orchestral world working with the Tuscaloosa Symphony, Huntsville
Symphony, and the Arkansas Symphony. This past February he performed on
the Huntsville Symphony’s 50th Anniversary Gala concert featuring Yo-Yo
Osborn graduated with honors from ASU in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree.
Over the past 10 years, Perry has continued to play professional guitar
and teach private lessons. This fall he plans to pursue a master’s
degree in Jazz studies at Florida State University.
Mason is the junior high band director and assistant high school band
director in Osceola. He has taught band for 17 years in Missouri and in
north central and northeast Arkansas. He is the bassist for Giant Steps,
a Jonesboro based modern jazz quintet, as well as the Starlight Jazz
Orchestra, a Memphis, Tenn., big band. Mason is also a bassist for the
Delta Symphony Orchestra as well as a freelance bassist in the Memphis
White, a senior majoring in music, graduated from Jonesboro High School.
He plans to become a physician and is presently minoring in biology. He
performed with “The Tribe” for the past three and a half years and is
well known throughout Jonesboro for his expertise on the drum set.
Collison has been a member of the faculty at ASU since the fall of 1998
and is a member of the Arkansas Symphony. He performed with the U.S. Air
Force Concert Band In Washington, D.C., from 1985-1996. In this
capacity, he performed for presidents Ronald Reagan, George Herbert
Walker Bush, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, and Bill Clinton. His interest
in Latin percussion led him to study conga drumming and drum set in
Havana, Cuba, and his study of Swiss Basle drumming with Alfons Grieder
in Switzerland led to his performing a Swiss Basle Drum Concerto at the
1990 Percussive Arts Convention. Collison received his undergraduate
degree from Washington State University and his master’s degree from the
University of North Texas. In addition, he attended the Eastman School
of Music where he worked on a doctoral degree.
The concert will also include a performance by the ASU Brass Quintet
titled “A Brass Menagerie” by John Cheetham. Personnel of the ASU Brass
Quintet include: Richard Jorgensen, trumpet; Neale Bartee, trombone;
Sherry Baker, horn; Ed Owen, tuba, and Sherri Fincher, trumpet.
The ASU Brass Quintet was organized in 1978 as an outreach organization
of the Music Department. The group has often performed on public radio
stations in Little Rock and Jonesboro, and was a regular part of the
Southwestern Bell Chamber Series during the 80s.
Jorgensen is a charter member of the ASU Brass Quintet and is professor
of trumpet at ASU. He is also principal trumpet in the Arkansas Symphony
and has been featured as soloist.
Dr. Bartee, also a charter member of the quintet, is professor of
trombone and conductor of the University Orchestra. In addition, he is
also music director of the Delta Symphony Orchestra. In 2003, he toured
Russia with a trombone ensemble from the International Trombone
Baker, a temporary instructor of horn, teaches private lessons, coaches
the horn choir, and performs with the Faculty Brass Quintet. She is
currently serving as the second horn in the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra
in Little Rock.
Dr. Owen is assistant professor of tuba and euphonium. His primary
duties include serving as coordinator of music graduate studies,
teaching applied tuba and euphonium, and conducting the ASU Tuba and
Euphonium Ensemble. 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 a bachelor’s degree
from Arkansas Tech University, and a master’s degree from the University
of Illinois. He has conducted Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble concerts at
the International Tuba and Euphonium Conferences in Canada and
Fincher, a teaching assistant, earned her bachelor’s and master’s degree
from ASU. Fincher is principal trumpet of the Delta Symphony, 2nd
trumpet with the Pine Bluff Symphony, and performs with the Arkansas
Symphony Orchestra in Little Rock.
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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