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to present Faculty Recital
Sept. 21, 2006 - The Department of Music at Arkansas State
University in Jonesboro will present the first concert in the 2006-07
Faculty Recital Series featuring Lauren Schack Clark, Dale Clark, Robin
Dauer, Sherri Fincher, Richard Jorgensen, Ed Owen, and Dan Ross on
Thursday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Riceland Hall of the Fowler
The concert will include Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano by Willard
Elliot, Four Pieces from Romeo and Juliet by Sergei Prokofiev, Toccata
by Edmund Haines, Canzon Quarta by Giovanni Gabrieli and Quartet No. 5
by Wilhelm Ramsöe.
Lauren Schack Clark, assistant professor of piano and keyboard
activities supervisor at ASU, 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. She has
also performed with faculty members of the Eastman School of Music, New
England Conservatory, Cincinnati College Conservatory, Oberlin College,
the University of Memphis, and ASU. 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 Washington –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 competitions such 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
Dale Clark is adjunct professor of bassoon at ASU. Formerly a Boston
Lyric Opera bassoonist he has recently performed with Orquesta Sinfonica
in Monterrey, Mexico and 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 Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from the
University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Master of Music from the University
of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Doctorate of Musical Arts from Boston
University. Dr. Clark is a former faculty member of Boston Conservatory,
Atlantic Union College and the University of Memphis.
Robin Dauer the is associate professor of horn at ASU. He received his
Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University and his Master of Music
and Doctorate of Musical Arts degrees from the Cincinnati
College-Conservatory of Music.
Dauer has performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Cincinnati
Symphony Orchestra, the American Wind Symphony, the U.S. Continental
Army Band and the Smoky Mountain British Brass Band.
He is currently a member of the ASU Brass Quintet and the Arkansas
Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Dauer’s recordings include Horn Americana and
Souvenir. He conducts the horn ensemble, student chamber ensembles, and
teaches music appreciation at ASU.
Sherri Fincher, assistant to the director of bands at ASU, received her
Bachelor of Science in Education degree in 1998 from ASU and spent four
years teaching in the public school system in southeast Missouri before
returning to ASU to complete her Master of Music degree in 2004. Fincher
will finish a specialist degree in Aug. of 2006 and is currently working
toward a Doctorate in Music Performance degree from the University of
Fincher is principal trumpet of the Delta Symphony Orchestra in
Jonesboro and has played second trumpet with the Pine Bluff Symphony
since 1996. She also plays frequently with the Arkansas Symphony in
Little Rock as a substitute and extra.
Richard Jorgensen is professor of music at ASU where he teaches trumpet.
He joined the music department in 1975 and is a founding member of the
ASU Brass Quintet. As a charter member of the International Trumpet
Guild (ITG), he has performed at several international conferences.
In 1999, he was asked to Chair the Mock Orchestra Competition held at
the ITG Conference at the University of Richmond. He also performed at
the International Brass Congress at Indiana University in 1998. In 1999
he was selected to adjudicate the National Trumpet Competition held at
George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. Jorgensen has been principal
trumpet of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra since 1976. With that group
he performs more than 50 concerts each year in Little Rock and other
cities around the state. He is also first trumpet with the Arkansas
Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet and solo trumpet with the Arkansas Bach
Chorus. In the summer, Jorgensen is the concert manager for the
Interlochen Arts Festival in MI.
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 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 a Bachelor of Arts in
Music Education degree from Arkansas Tech University, the Master of
Music in Tuba Performance and Doctorate of Musical Arts in Performance
and Literature degree from the University of Illinois in
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 and euphonium ensemble
concerts at the International Tuba & Euphonium Conferences in Regina,
Saskatchewan, Canada and Greensboro, North Carolina. An active
clinician, Owen is in demand for master classes and clinics on brass
performance and techniques. He has studied tuba with Andy Anders and
Dr. Daniel Ross received a Bachelor of Music Education degree at ASU and
a Doctorate of Arts degree 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, Poland and throughout central Europe. He has performed
and presented classes at numerous International Double Reed Society
conventions and also teaches and presents master classes at major music
schools throughout the United States.
The audience is invited to visit the Bradbury Gallery during
intermission. The current exhibition is entitled Made In New Orleans: A
Survey of Contemporary Art from the Crescent City and is curated by
Jacqueline Bishop. It opened on the first anniversary of Hurricane
Katrina and explores contemporary art made in New Orleans before the
The concert is free and open to the public. For more information contact
the Department of Music at 870-972-2094.
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