Nov. 28, 2006
The Morningside College music department will present an instrumental concert featuring the college’s symphonic wind and jazz ensembles on Friday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Avenue. The public is invited free of charge.
The concert will feature music by Anne McGinty, Samuel Adler, Percy Grainger, Paul Yasinitsky, and more, as well as arrangements by Morningside College alumni Roger Neumann and Gary Slechta.
Clifford Towner, assistant professor of music, directs the symphonic wind ensemble. Pete Hittle, adjunct instructor of music, directs the jazz 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 and received a master’s degree in music from Wright State.
Hittle has taught instrumental music for the Sioux City Community School District since 1985 and is currently instrumental music director at East Middle School. He is a freelance musician and performs with several area jazz ensembles and the Sioux City Municipal Band. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Morningside and a master’s degree in music from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion.