Nov. 2, 2005
The Morningside College Music Department will present an instrumental concert featuring the college’s symphonic wind ensemble, trumpet ensemble, trombone ensemble, and recorder ensemble on Wednesday, November 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Avenue.
The public is invited to the free event, which is sponsored by Morningside’s Academic and Cultural Arts Series (ACAS).
The symphonic wind, trumpet, and trombone ensembles are directed by Clifford Towner, assistant professor of music. The recorder ensemble is directed by Esther D’Agrosa, associate professor of music.
The concert will feature music by Andrew Boysen, Jr., Vincent Persichetti, Michael Daugherty, Morten Lauridsen, Giuseppe Verdi, and more.
Michelle Schneider, a Morningside senior from Merrill, Iowa, will be the guest conductor of the symphonic wind ensemble.
Towner has been at Morningside since 2004. He was previously a graduate teaching assistant of music at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, and the music director at Archbishop McNicholas High School and Lynchburg-Clay Local Schools in Ohio. Towner graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 1993 and received a master’s degree in music from Wright State in 2004.
D’Agrosa has been at Morningside since 1998. Before coming to Morningside, she had a long and distinguished career as a music teacher and teacher of teachers in the Iowa public schools. D’Agrosa graduated from Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, in 1968 and received a master’s degree in music from Emporia State University in Kansas in 1968.