Baylor University's School of Music Presents Dean's Honor Concert

March 22, 2013

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WACO, Texas (March 22, 2013) - The School of Music at Baylor University will present its Dean's Honor Concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at Roxy Grove Hall in Waco Hall, 624 Speight Ave.

This concert will showcase some of Baylor's finest student musicians, ranging from sophomores to master's candidates. "The program is an annual opportunity for the dean of the School of Music to give public recognition to some of our most deserving student performers," said Richard Veit, the concert and promotion manager for the School of Music at Baylor University.

Following is a list of students who will be featured and the pieces they will present:

• Alexander Kostadinov, piano, will perform Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 by Franz Liszt

• Bille Bruley, tenor, will sing "Here I Stand!" from the opera The Rake's Progress by Igor Stravinsky. Stephanie Mettler will accompany him on piano.

• Greg Newton will perform "Scherzo" from his original work, Five Movements for Saxophone Quartet. He will be joined by Eric Williams, Jake Barr and Chelsea Sentell.

• Katie Kelley will play Ballade for Flute and Piano by Frank Martin. Cameron Hofmann will accompany her on piano.

• Kaylie Kahlich, soprano, will sing "Porgi, amor" from Le nozze di Figaro by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. She will be accompanied by Stephanie Mettler on piano.

• Matthew Kline will perform Leap of Faith for Solo Double Bass by Matthew Kline.

• Tyson Voigt, marimba, will play "Gently Swelling" from Reflections on the Nature of Water by Jacob Druckman.

• Symphonic Brass - composed of Ben Hauser on trumpet, David Sayers on trumpet, Andrew Dodson on horn, Christian Paarup on trombone and Zach Bridges on tuba - will perform "Allegro vivace" from Brass Quintet No. 1, Op. 73 by Malcolm Arnold. They will conclude the concert with Johnson Rag by Guy Hall & Henry Kleinkauf (arr. Robert Elkjer).

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor's School of Music at (254) 710-3571.

by Brent Salter, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

ABOUT THE BAYLOR SCHOOL OF MUSIC

The Baylor University School of Music provides transformational experiences that prepare students for careers in music. Students thrive in a Christian environment characterized by a nurturing resident faculty, an unwavering pursuit of musical excellence, a global perspective, dedication to service, and devotion to faith. They investigate the rich musical and cultural heritage of the past, develop superior musical skills and knowledge in the present, and explore and create new modes of musical expression for the future. While preparing for future leadership roles, students join with School of Music faculty in enhancing the quality of community life, enriching the larger culture, and making Baylor a place in which heart, mind and soul coalesce.

The School of Music of Baylor University is a member of the National Association of Schools of Music and the Texas Association of Music Schools. Degree programs leading to the bachelor of music education degree conform to certification requirements of the Texas Education Agency.

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