A select group of student musicians and ensembles from Shepherd University will perform in the Annual Honors Recital on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, Maryland. The recital is free and open to the public.
This will be the fourteenth year the recital has taken place at the museum and the sixteenth 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 on the recital were selected and nominated from the numerous recitals, juries and other performances at Shepherd each semester. The program on March 6th will feature solo and ensemble works for voice, piano, guitar, flute, viola and percussion, encompassing works by American and European composers. The selected performers are:
Louise Campbell (Frederick, MD), percussion
Melissa McKay (Monrovia, MD), flute
Ashleigh Stottlemyer (Frederick, MD), horn
Chase Remsburg (Boonsboro, MD), saxophone
Hannah Wardell (Ellicott City, MD), mezzo-soprano
David Browne (Martinsburg, WV) and Andrew Oswinkle (Baltimore, MD), guitar duo
Lucas Peterson (Rockville, MD) and Matthew Jefferson (Jefferson, MD), piano duo
James Townsend (Romney, WV), piano
Adrielle Mills (Martinsburg, WV), viola
Shepherd Jazz Combo featuring Mary Granofsky (Franklin, WV) piano, Dan Dunn (Ranson, WV) bass, and Sawyer Gaydon (Martinsburg, WV), drums.
For more information about this concert 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.