CHADRON – The Chadron State College Music program has scheduled 12 events for the spring semester. All events are free, open to the public, and will be performed in Memorial Hall’s Auditorium unless otherwise noted.
The Music Teachers National Association Showcase Recital Fundraiser kicks off the new year Monday, Jan. 27, in the Mari Sandoz High Plains Heritage Center Chicoine Atrium at 7:30 p.m. Students will perform pieces with accompanist Bobby Pace. Free will donations will be accepted to support the club’s endeavors.
Guest artist Amy Likar will give a solo flute recital featuring the works of Piazzolla, Taktakishvili, Valerie Coleman, and CSC Professor Dr. Michael Stephens Feb. 3 at 7 p.m. Likar is a guest artist for the High Plains Festival and will perform with Pace.
Feb. 4, at 5 p.m., the 48th High Plains Festival Final Concert will take place. Regional high school students will perform a final concert after two days of rehearsing. Ensembles will include an Honor Band, Honor Choir, and Guitar Ensemble.
University of Wyoming clarinet professor, Dr. Blake McGee, will perform along with CSC Associate Professor Dr. Brooks Hafey Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. The duo will perform a recital featuring the music of Francaix, Fagerlund, Maslanka, and Ewazen in the Mari Sandoz Center Chicoine Atrium.
Saturday, Feb. 29 at 3 p.m. in the Mari Sandoz Center Chicoine Atrium, CSC faculty and staff will have solo and small group performances at their Faculty Recital.
Stephens and his students will premiere new compositions March 18 at 7 p.m., during the Composer’s Recital. The Honor’s Recital, featuring the Music program’s outstanding students, will be Sunday, March 29 at 3 p.m. Both March events will be at the Mari Sandoz Center Chicoine Atrium.
Hafey will perform works by Schubert, Bach, and other composers Friday, April 3 at 3 p.m.
The Wind Symphony and Community Band, directed by Associate Professor Dr. John Wojcik, will perform April 17 at 3 p.m.
Music Professor Dr. Joel Schreuder will direct the Concert Choir and Community Choir April 19 at 3 p.m.
The Jazz Band, under the direction of Stephens, and Vocal Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Schreuder, will perform April 21, at 7 p.m.
Finally, May 1 at 7 p.m., Pace’s students will perform a selection of songs from the musical theatre repertoire as small groups and soloists.
—CSC College Relations