Eight students from the music department displayed their beautiful talents in the Mclnnis auditorium at 3 p.m. on March 17. The concert was open to everyone, including non-music majors. The department holds recitals three times a month on Mondays. Ron Matthews, the head of the music department, organizes the concerts.
Every student from the music department should perform at least once a semester on stage, and they are required to attend the recitals. The purpose of the recital is to help the music students get experience performing for an audience by learning how to handle themselves on stage. It allows them to work towards a perfect performance in the future.
Performers in the concert on March 17 were mostly voice majors, but each concert has different elements, including piano, clarinet, flute, violin and guitar.
“We perform classical music most of the time, but the music department is developing different genres that everyone can enjoy depending on their favorites,” voice professor Rebecca Whitlow said.
Freshman voice major Katherine Moorman performed “The Girl in 14G.”
“I feel pretty good about my performance, and I had a lot of fun doing my song, though I was a little nervous before hand,” Moorman said. “Being in a recital helps me to practice being comfortable on stage.”
Junior Matthew De Franza came to the concert with a friend. “It is the first time I came to this music concert. I didn’t know about the recital before my friend told me about it,” he said. “I enjoyed it.”
“Everyone did a great job in today’s concert,” junior music major Hanna Ludwig said.
Students interested in attending future concerts can find detailed information from the music department Web page.