Thursday, February 16, 2017

Junior Recital: Nikolaus Psota, trumpet

Junior criminal justice and psychology major Nikolaus Psota of Hinckley will perform a trumpet recital accompanied by pianist Susan Gregg. His concert program will include G. F. Handel's Aria con Variazion, Trumpet Concertos by Joseph Haydn and Alexander Goedicke, and Halsey Stevens' Sonata for Trumpet and Piano. The concert is free and open to the public.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Cleveland Orchestra Violinist Joins Schoeffler for Ashland Recital

On Sunday, Feb. 12 at 5 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall, Susan Schoeffler, Adjunct Professor of Applied Piano at Ashland University, will perform a concert with The Cleveland Orchestra violinist Kim Nolen Gomez. The Northeast Ohio duo performs repertoire from Mozart to the 20th century masterworks. The concert is free and open to the public.

Schoeffler received her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in piano performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM), where she studied with Vitya Vronsky-Babin and Sergei Babayan and was the recipient of the Sadie Zellen Prize in Piano. She has performed in numerous masterclasses, including those at the 1993 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. For the last decade she has collaborated frequently with Nolen Gomez at performance venues including Severance Hall, CIM's Mixon Hall and broadcasts on WCLV Cleveland. Mrs. Schoeffler also serves as adjunct faculty and staff accompanist at Baldwin-Wallace University and teaches privately at her home in Cleveland Heights. Her previous appointments as teacher and accompanist include Westminster College, Indiana University Summer String Academy and the CIM.

A member of The Cleveland Orchestra since 1990, Nolen Gomez studied at the Peabody Conservatory, then earned a bachelor of music degree and an artist diploma from CIM, where she was a concerto competition winner. Her teachers have included David Cerone, Josef Gingold, Daniel Heifetz, Virginia Schneider, David Updegraff, Donald Weilerstein, and Mimi Zweig. Ms. Gomez has appeared on three occasions as a soloist with the Louisville Symphony Orchestra and solo appearances with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra and the CIM Orchestra. 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Guenther Performs 20th Annual Organ Recital at AU

Dr. Timothy Guenther, University organist, will perform his 20th annual organ recital at Ashland University on Sunday, Jan. 29 at 4 p.m. in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel. His concert will focus on North German organ music in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, and in preparation for the Ashland University Choir tour to North Germany in March 2017.

Featuring the University's M.P. Moeller Pipe Organ, the concert will include Martin Luther's A Mighty Fortress Is Our God and Lord, J. S. Bach's Prelude and Fugue in C Minor, along with Felix Mendelssohn's How Vast Is God the Father's Goodness along with compositions by Buxtehude, Scheidt, Tunder, Kerll, Walther, Krebs, Zimmerman, Rheinberger, Distler, Ahrens and Reger.Free & Open to the Public.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Eleven AU Students Selected for OPCICA


Marshall Kimball with the bandFive Ashland University Jazz Orchestra students (Alex Sandwisch, Jaylynn Buchmelter, Derek Rangel, Jason Wolf, Cody Henderson) and six Ashland University Concert Band students (Emily Minns, Emily Dine, Chanel Bluntschly, Nikolaus Psota, Jessica Shrider and Stefan Jonsson) have been selected to perform in the Ohio Private College Instrumental Conductor's Association concert this weekend, January 28 and 29) at Marietta College. More information here.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Garlock Faculty Recital, Monday, Jan. 23

Ashland University Department of Music's first event of the busy 2017 Spring semester is a faculty recital featuring trombonist Dr. Scott Garlock, Professor of Music, on Monday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall.

Titled "Variations in C and His Relative," the concert will feature music in the key of C and its relative minor (a), while two of the works are theme and variation sets.  The program includes Charles Tournemire's Legendé, Arthur Frackenpohl's arrangement of Variations on a Theme by Shostakovich, Pastorale for tenor and bass trombone by Eric Ewazen, The Felix Variations for solo bass trombone by David Del Tredici, and Franz Joseph Haydn's Achieved is the Glorious Work from "The Creation."

With Garlock playing the tenor and bass trombones, he will be assisted by pianist Mark Koehler and Susan Gregg, trombonists Jaylynn Buchmelter and Cody Henderson, and Eileen Navratil on euphonium.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Fall Honors Recital, Dec. 8

The best vocal and instrumental performances of the fall semester will be showcased in the Fall Honors Recital on Thursday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall. Student performers are chosen by the private studio instructors to be recognized for their exceptional work. Fall 2016 performers include sopranos Abigale Brady and Elisha Hofer, mezzo-sopranos Andrea Disch and Sarah Napier, baritone Deric Dove, pianists Michael Woodeand Moriah Goldsmith, Chanel Bluntschly on saxophone, Jaylynn Buchmelter, trombone and Eileen Navratil, euphonium. The concert is free and open to the public.

Monday, December 5, 2016

Student Ensembles Recital, Dec. 6

On Tuesday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall, several student chamber ensembles perform including the saxophone ensemble under the direction of Dr. Thomas Reed, as well as brass, string and percussion ensembles instructed by Michael Metcalf, Jane Reed and Jeffrey Neitzke, respectively. Mr. Neitzke also leads a jazz combo which will perform. The concert is free and open to the public.