Flute Professor In Faculty Recital Feb. 29

Feb. 23, 2004

by Richard Veit

Helen Ann Shanley, associate professor of flute at Baylor University, will present a faculty recital at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 29, in Roxy Grove Hall. Shanley will be joined by pianist Douglas Claybrook, senior lecturer in academic studies, and Matthew Morris, assistant professor of bassoon.

The recital will open with the Sonata in C Major, "Il pastor fido," by 18th-century French composer Nicolas Chédeville, followed by German conductor Theodor Blumer's four-movement Aus der Tierwelt, Op. 57a.

Shanley also will perform Darius Milhaud's Sonatine for flute and piano and Arabesque et Scherzo by Belgian composer Jef Maes.

Shanley has been teaching flute and chamber music at Baylor since 1969. A native of Las Cruces, N.M., she holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at El Paso and a master's degree from the University of North Texas, where she was a student of George Morey. She also has studied with Ray Tross at New Mexico State University and with the celebrated French flutist, Marcel Moyse.

In 1978, Shanley was awarded a first prize in the National Flute Association's "New Music Competition." She was honored by Baylor in May 1992 as an Outstanding Creative Artist. She has performed as principal flutist with both the El Paso and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestras, and now serves in that same capacity with the Waco Symphony Orchestra.

The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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