Student Composition Recital to be Held

January 31, 2011

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – The Illinois Wesleyan University School of Music will present a student composition recital on Tuesday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. in Westbrook Auditorium of Presser Hall (1210 N. Park St., Bloomington). The recital is free and open to the public.

The performance will feature pieces by Caitlyn Trevor, a first-year music and English literature major; Clarisse Tobia, a first-year vocal performance major; Scott Keegan, a junior music composition major and Kyle Lewis, a sophomore music composition major.

Trevor will open the recital with her composition, Bringing Up Baby: The Two Leopards.  The piece will be performed by junior Amanda Mendez and first-year Sam Birsa on the violoncello, joined by first-year Keanan Koppenhaver on the horn.

Following will be Tobia with Escapeland and Keegan with Free Improvisation.  Both pieces will be performed on the piano.

Lewis will close the performance with I’ve Been Here Before, featuring juniors Jordan Pettis and Sarah Streubing on the violin, sophomore Kelsey Hanson on the viola, junior Mike Grittani on the violoncello, as well as juniors Gretchen Wendlandt and Susan Hager on the piano.  Michelle Banas, a senior music composition major, will conduct the performance.

For additional information contact the Illinois Wesleyan School of Music Office at (309) 556-3061.

Contact: Sylvia Zukowski ‘11, (309) 556-3181