Monday, April 24, 2017

Spring Honors Recital, Monday, Apr. 24

Scheduled for Monday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall, the Honors Recital showcases students who accomplished exceptional musical work during the semester and are selected by their private vocal and instrumental teachers. Students will also be recognized with end-of-the-year department awards.

Performers include:

Vocalists: Andrea Disch, Gracie Fumic, Elisha Hofer, Sarah Napier, Rebecca Young

Instrumentalists: Chanel Bluntschly & Michael Byndas (saxophone), Alex Trotter (piano), Jaylynn Buchmelter & Cody Henderson (trombone)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Jazz at the Nest Returns April 25

Led by Dr. Scott Garlock, Professor of Music, the award-winning Ashland University Jazz Orchestra (AUJO) will present a free public concert on Tuesday, April 25 in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center’s Eagles Nest at 7:30 p.m. Audience members are welcome to grab a snack, enjoy a beverage and relax to the live music at this free public concert.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Spring Band Concert Celebrates Senior AU Band Members

Ashland University Department of Music presents its final band concert of the 2016-2017 academic year on Saturday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Hugo Young Theatre with the annual Spring Band Concert. The Ashland Area Community Concert Band under the direction of Leonard Salvo, and the Ashland University Concert Band directed by Gary Ciulla will perform and senior Concert Band members will be recognized for their dedication and contribution to the AU Band program. Admission to the concert is complimentary, open to the public 

The Ashland Area Community Concert Band (AACCB) will open the concert with Prelude on an Old English Hymn op. 67 by Robert Sheldon which is based on the famous hymn All Creatures of Our God and King; followed by Vincent Persichetti's Pageant, a commissioned piece for the American Bandmaster's Association. The Community Band will then be joined by guest clarinetist Dr. Thomas Reed to perform Ernesto Cavallini's Adagio and Tarantella Solo for Clarinet and Band. AACCB will close their portion of the concert with the Nathan Hale Trilogy by James Curnow which was inspired by three significant points in the life of this legendary American hero from the Revolutionary War. 

After a brief intermission, the University Concert Band will perform a program beginning with the very popular and traditional march The Boys of the Old Brigade by American composer W. Paris Chambers, followed by David Holsinger's Nilesdance which is built on the expected ostinato and variations on a whimsical 13 1/2 beat melodic dance song. The band will then travel to Austria with Franz von SuppĂ©’s Light Cavalry Overture from his operetta Light Cavalry. The concert will conclude with the simple charm of traditional Irish music with Jay Bocook's Kirkpatrick's Muse 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Student Ensembles Recital, April 19

On Wednesday, April 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall, several student chamber ensembles perform including the saxophone, brass and string ensembles under the direction of Dr. Thomas Reed, Michael Metcalf and Jane Reed, respectively. Mr. Jeff Neitzke will lead the jazz combo on the program as well. The concert is free and open to the public.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Low Brass Senior Recitals, Navratil & Henderson, Apr. 9

Eileen Navratil and Cody Henderson will present their senior recitals on Sunday, April 9 with Navratil taking the stage at 5 p.m. on the euphonium and Henderson at 7 p.m. on trombone. Both will be accompanied by pianist Mark Koehler, The concerts are free and open to the public.

Eileen Navratil (Spokane, Washington) is a music performance major and political science minor. She assisted by saxophonist Jason Wolfe. Her recital program includes Michael A. Fisher's arrangement of Camille Saint-Saens' Romance Op. 36, Concerto for Bass Trombone by Elizabeth Raum, Maid of the Mist by Herbert L. Clarke, Piece Concertante by Samuel Rousseau, Variations on a March of Shostakovich by Arthur Frackenpohl along with movements 4 and 7 of Vladislav Blazhevich's Concert Duets for Two Trombones.

Cody Henderson (Bellevue) is a business administration major with an applied music minor. Selections for his concert are Sonata for Trombone and Piano by Richard A. Monaco, Pastorale for Tenor, Bass Trombone and Piano by Eric Ewazen, Sonata for Bass Trombone by Patrick PcCarty and Slippery Gentlemen by Harold L. Walters.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Bluntschly Junior Saxophone Recital, April 6

On Thursday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m., junior environmental science major and music minor Chanel Bluntschly (Ashland) will perform her junior recital on alto saxophone with pianist Susan Gregg. Her program will include Georg Philipp Telemann's Fantasia in A minor, Tableaux de Provence (Picture of Provence) by Paule Maurice, Laughing Gas by Jascha Gurewich, Valse Sonia and Saxophobia by Rudy Wiedoeft as well as Aleksandr Glazunov's Concerto in E-flat Major, Op. 109. The concert is free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Buchmelter Senior Trombone Recital, 3/26

Music education major Jaylynn Buchmelter (Wintersville) will perform her senior trombone recital on Sunday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. She will be accompanied by pianist Mark Koehler and joined by guest performers Stefan Jonsson, piano; Garrett Rangel, bass; and Steve Berry, drums. Her program will be comprised of classic pieces such as Schubert's Winterreise  along with jazz selections including Horace Silver's Nira's Dream. The concert is free and open to the public.