Oct. 19, 2006
Morningside College will host a Voice Aria Recital featuring performances from several voice students in the college’s music department on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 4:30 p.m. in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Avenue.
The recital is free and open to the public.
The purpose of the recital is to showcase the work of Morningside’s voice students and to highlight a particular composer, music genre, or nationality of composer. The recital will feature songs and arias by American composers including: Seymour Barab, Amy Beach, Leonard Bernstein, John Alden Carpenter, Theodore Chanler, Aaron Copland, Celius Dougherty, Jake Heggie, Richard Hundley, Kirk Mechem, Richard Walters, and Robert Ward.
The themes of the college’s two previous voice area recitals were music of the theatre and the compositions of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
The students who will perform in the recital are:
From Sioux City – Britt Gebhardt, Annika Kolbo, Nick McGraw, Austin Ray, and John Velasquez.
From Iowa – Megan Beery, Shenandoah; Sharon Fank, Emmetsburg; Amanda Flater, Marshalltown; Chris Herrstrom, Mitchellville; Andrea Jenson, Pocahontas; Maggie McDermott, Oto; Himi Mizutani, Paullina; Sally Sams, Le Mars; Tyler Schnuckel, Odebolt; and Brandon Shostak, Le Mars.
From other states – Karen Grabowski, Wahoo, Neb.
The students are taught by Dr. Gail Dooley, associate professor of music at Morningside, and Morningside adjunct voice professors Steven Lundberg and Kate Saulsbury.
The students will be accompanied by pianists Michele Grossman, Jayne Koch, and Carolyn Price, who are all members of the Morningside Music Department staff.