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Department of Music presents second
Faculty Recital Series concert

Oct. 19, 2005 -- The Department of Music at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro will present the second concert in the Faculty Recital Series on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in Riceland Hall of Fowler Center.

The program for the evening will be “Grand Duo Concertant for clarinet and piano” by Carl Maria von Weber, performed by Ken Hatch and Lauren Schack Clark; “Conversations for flute and piano” by Gary Schocker, performed by Joe Bonner and Harriet O’Neal; “Fanfara para Cinco” by Tom O’Connor; “Contrapunctus V” by Johann Sebastian Bach; “Kang Kaw Gin Glauy for Brass Quintet,” a Thai Song arranged by Chatchai Phoopatiwate; and “Divertessement” by James Barnes, performed by the Brass Quintet. 

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 conducting. He presently performs as clarinetist and saxophonist with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra in Little Rock.

Lauren Schack Clark is assistant professor of piano and keyboard activities supervisor. She performs frequently as a soloist and collaborative artist. She holds a doctorate of musical arts 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, Mass., and a bachelor of music degree from Hartt School of Music in West Hartford, Conn.

Flutist Joe Bonner, assistant professor of music, received his bachelor of arts degree from The University of Houston and his master of arts degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Presently he is principal flute of the Delta Symphony.

O’Neal has been associated with the ASU music department since 1961.  She served as instructor of piano and organ until her retirement in 2000 and continues to serve as an adjunct instructor, as well as accompanist for many performances in the Department of Music. She received her bachelor of music degree from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn., and her master of music from the Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, New York. 

The Brass Quintet was organized in 1978 as an outreach organization of the Department of Music. Members include: Richard Jorgensen and Sherri Fincher, trumpets; Robin Dauer, horn; Neale Bartee, trombone; and Ed Owen, tuba.

Jorgensen is a charter member of the Brass Quintet and is professor of trumpet. He has performed as principal trumpet with the Arkansas Symphony since 1976 and has been featured as soloist with that group. As a charter member of the International Trumpet Guild, he has performed at several international conferences. He has presented lectures and master classes in many schools in Ky., Texas, and La., and has also serves as a judge at the National Trumpet Competition. In the summer, Jorgensen is the concert manager for the Interlochen Arts Festival in Michigan.

Fincher is adjunct faculty at ASU. She received her bachelor of science in education in 1998 from ASU and spent four years teaching in the public school system in Southeast Missouri. She returned in 2004 to complete her master of music degree. Fincher will finish a specialist degree in August of 2006 and is concurrently working toward a doctorate in music performance from the University of Mississippi. She is principal trumpet of the Delta Symphony Orchestra 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. 

Dauer is associate professor of horn. He received his bachelor of arts degree from Miami University and his master of music and doctoral of musical arts degrees from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He is currently a member of the Brass Quintet and the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.  Dauer’s recordings include “Horn Americana,” works for horn and piano by American composers, and “Souvenir,” French pieces for horn and piano. Both are available from Mark Recordings. At ASU, he conducts the horn ensemble and student chamber ensembles, as well as teaches music appreciation.

Bartee is professor of music, where he teaches trombone and conducts the Concert Orchestra. He joined the faculty in 1973 and is a charter member of the Brass Quintet. In addition he is music director of the Delta Symphony Orchestra. He also toured Russia in 2003 with a trombone ensemble from the International Trombone Association. He is past president of the Arkansas Music Educators Association and continues to be active in music education projects in the state. 

Owen is assistant professor of tuba and euphonium. His primary duties include serving as coordinator of graduate studies, teaching applied tuba and euphonium, and conducting the Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble. He currently performs as principal tuba of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and Brass Quintet, the Delta Symphony Orchestra, and ASU Brass Quintet. He received a bachelor of arts in music education (summa cum laude) from Arkansas Tech University, a master of music in tuba performance, and doctorate of musical arts in performance and literature from the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign.

This concert is free and open to the public. The Bradbury Gallery in the Fowler Center will be open during intermission and audience members are invited to view the current exhibition of the Delta National Small Prints. For more details, please call the Department of Music at (870) 972-2094.

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