Fall Faculty Showcase At West Texas A&M University

The West Texas A&M University’s School of Music is set to open up the academic year with a showcase benefitting a student scholarship fund.

The Fall Faculty Showcase is free but all donations will benefit the Janie Branch Memorial Music Scholarship.

The Showcase is scheduled for September 10th at 7:30pm in the Mary Moody Northen Recital Hall on the Canyon campus.

“The concert provides our students, especially the new ones, an opportunity to hear their teachers perform,” said Dr. Robert Hansen, Regents Professor of Music and director of the School of Music. “One core value in the School of Music is excellence in performance, and nothing inspires students more than seeing their teachers lead by example.”

The performance is scheduled to include: 

  • “Chi il bel sogno di Doretta” from “La Rondine” by Giacomo Puccini: Sarah Beckham-Turner, soprano, and Sarah Rushing, piano; 
  • Quartet Opus 18 No. 2 in G Major, Allegro molto, quasi presto by Ludwig van Beethoven: Harrington String Quartet — Rossitza Goza, violin; Evgeny Zvonnikov, violin; Vesselin Todorov, viola; Emmanuel Lopez, cello; 
  • Nocturne No. 8 by Frédéric Chopin: Zvonnikov and Mila Abbasova, piano; 
  • “A Small Dance in Difficult Times” by Noam Faingold: Goza 
  • “Strasbourg / St. Denis” by Roy Hargrove and “Work Song” by Nat Adderley: James Barger, alto saxophone; Russ Teweleit, trumpet; Austin Brazille, guitar; Nick Scales, bass; Susan Martin Tariq, drums; 
  • Sonate for Flute, Viola and Harp, Interlude by Claude Debussy: Helen Blackburn, flute; Todorov; Jenny Miller, harp; 
  • “Ѐ la solita storia del pastore” from “L’arlesiana” by Francesco Cilea: Matthew Ogelsby, tenor, and Abbasova; 
  • Impromptu in B minor, Opus 5, No. 5 by Jean Sibelius: Rushing; 
  • Horn Sonata, Allegro by Beethoven: Guglielmo Manfredi, horn, and Rushing; and 
  • “Intrada” by Otto Ketting: William Takacs, trumpet.