Composition Recital Fall 2012

The Shepherd University Department of Music will present a concert featuring the work of student composers on Monday, November 26th at 3:15 p.m. in the Frank Arts Center W.H. Shipley Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

The recital will highlight a variety of works and works in progress by talented young composers in the Shepherd University Music Department. Students whose works will be performed include John Tyler Arnold, Ashley Louise Campbell, Patrick Harper, Ian Karraker, Brandon Kayda, Kris Nigh, Walker Williams and Gregory Woodward.

Ian Karraker's "Masada" features Eduardo River as Eleazar, Nathan Arch on piano, and Ian Karraker on synthesizer. "Elements" by KrisNigh features Michael Pekala on Euphonium. "Terra Incognito" by Ashley Louise Campbell will be performed by the composer on vibraphone. Brandon Kayda's "Serpents for Solo Clarinet" features clarinetist Kaz White and performing "Sublimation" by Walker Williams are Courtney Bullock on soprano saxophone, Lucas Hogan on alto saxophone, Justin Loizos on tenor saxophone and Ross Semler on baritone saxophone. "Space Mother" by Patrick Harper sung by Penny Manouseff features Patrick Harper, Tom Collins, Caleb Karriker and David Harper on guitar, Nick Bavani on vibraphone, Michelle Shockey and Wayne Hawkins on clarinet, Alvaro Silva and Ryan Weisenmuller on trumpet, Michael Pekala and Rebecca Herdering on Euphonium, and Kris Nigh and Kristen Monroe on trombone. "Children of Lir" by Gregory Woodward will be performed by Alana Gondeck on flute, Lucas Hogan on alto saxophone, Casie Rogers on trumpet, Ryan Stweart and Ian Karraker on violin, cellists Liz Traversie and Jorge Alvarez-Marron, and percussionists Cody Rausch and Wayne Hawkins. "String Quartet No. 2, III" by John Tyler Arnold will be performed by violinists Ian Karraker and Ryan Stewart, violist Adrielle Mills and cellist Jorge Alvarez-Marron.

Please come out to experience the premier performances of these works!

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