Pianist and composer Logan Skelton and tenor Scott Piper to perform at Morningside

Sep 24, 2019 • Music

Sioux City, IA – Pianist and composer Logan Skelton and tenor Scott Piper will perform a recital at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 5 at Eppley Auditorium on the Morningside campus. The recital is free, and the public is invited to attend.

Skelton is an award-winning and much sought-after pianist, teacher, and composer whose work has received international critical acclaim. As a performer, Skelton has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia and has been featured on many public radio and television stations including NPR's "Audiophile Audition," "Performance Today," "All Things Considered," and "Morning Edition.” He has served on the faculties of Manhattan School of Music, Missouri State University, and is currently the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Piano and Director of Doctoral Studies in Piano Performance at the University of Michigan.

Scott Piper, tenor, continues to receive critical acclaim for his operatic, orchestral, and concert performances. Starting his eighth year in higher education, Piper has translated his professional success and artistic sensibility into a profound dedication to helping the next generation of vocal artists reach their professional and artistic goals. His private studio at the University of Michigan draws students who are equally committed to exploring their deepest holistic potential and building bridges through the arts to the global community. In addition to his blossoming studio, he also serves as the Chair of the Department of Voice at the University of Michigan.

Skelton and Piper’s recital will feature recent song cycles written by Skelton based on texts by Robert Burns, e.e. cummings, and Zan Skelton, the composer’s father. The Morningside College Piano Recital Series is presented by Morningside’s School of Visual and Performing Arts and made possible by a generous gift from Patty and Eric Lohry. The series brings nationally and internationally renowned pianists and other musicians to Morningside College for free performances open to the public. Learn more about the opportunities for Morningside students to experience and participate in the fine arts at www.morningside.edu/performing-arts.