ISSUED: 27 February 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: Valerie Owens
SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV — A select group of student musicians and ensembles from Shepherd University will perform in the Annual Honors Recital on Sunday, March 4, at 2:30 p.m. at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, Maryland. The recital is free and open to the public.
This will be the 15th year the recital has taken place at the museum and the 17th year the music department at Shepherd has honored its outstanding student performers. Established in 2000 by Dr. Scott Beard, the first recital took place as part of the Reynolds Hall Recital Series. The honors recital was seen as an additional performance opportunity for students, as well as a chance to showcase the talented musicians in the music department.
The students performing in the recital were selected and nominated from the numerous recitals, juries, and other performances at Shepherd. The program on March 4 will feature solo and ensemble works for voice, piano, saxophone, horn, and percussion, encompassing works by American and European composers.
The performers are Kevin Grega, solo trombone, Charles Town; Rachel Termohlen, flute, Jefferson, Maryland; Simone Reynolds, voice, Suitland, Maryland; Heidi Macaluso, piano, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania; and Matthew Gray, voice, Magnolia, Delaware. Macaluso and Reynolds will perform a composition by Samuel Bower, Middletown, Maryland.
The Brass Quintet includes Grega, trombone; Faith Kirschling, trumpet, and Ashleigh Stottlemyer, horn, both of Frederick, Maryland; Kevin Mitchell, tuba, Fairplay, Maryland; and Christopher Goodridge, trumpet, New Market, Maryland.
The Saxophone Quartet includes Chase Remsburg, Boonsboro, Maryland; Kyle Colliflower and Will Singley, both of Frederick, Maryland; and Jordan Shifflett, Bridgewater, Virginia.
For more information about this recital and other Shepherd University Music Department events, visit www.shepherd.edu/music. For directions to the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts go to www.wcmfa.org.
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