Baylor University’s School of Music Presents Annual Dean’s Honor Concert

March 20, 2015
Sarah JosephSarah Joseph, a pianist, is one of the many School of Music students performing in the Dean's Honor Concert.

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WACO, Texas (March 20, 2015) – Baylor University’s School of Music will present its annual Dean’s Honor Concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 23, in Roxy Grove Hall.

The concert will showcase some of the school’s most talented performers and will feature solo and duet performances from different musical divisions.

“The Dean’s Honor Concert will display some outstanding performers in the School of Music,” said Timothy McKinney, Ph.D., professor of music theory and interim dean of the School of Music. “Members of the faculty from various musical areas select top students from that area to perform. It’s a great honor to be selected.”

The following students will be performing:

William Karns, double bassist, and pianist Cameron Hofmann will play an arrangement by Spanish composer Pablo de Sarasate.

Daniel Gerona, trumpeter, and pianist Jeremy Bowen will perform a piece by composition student Jordan R. Tucker.

Elyse Senteney, flutist, and Cameron Hofmann, pianist, will perform a piece by French composer André Jolivet.

Soprano Sara Stephens will perform a piece from the opera “Mignon,” accompanied by pianist Jonathan Pinto.

Pianist Sarah Joseph will perform pieces by French composer Henri Dutilleux and Russian composer Nikolai Kapustin.

Tristan Boyd will perform as both a percussionist and mime artist in a piece titled “Black Box” by French composer Alexandre Esperet.

The 10-member Uberteam Brass Ensemble will close the program with performances of “Mr. Jums” and “Kraken” from English composer Chris Hazell’s “Cat Suite.”

“This is a great chance to hear some outstanding music,” McKinney said. “The School of Music always gets very excited about it. The concert will have a great deal of energy and motivation.”

The concert is free of charge and open to the public.

Roxy Grove Hall is located inside Waco Hall at 624 Speight Ave.

For more information about School of Music concerts, call 254-710-3991 or click here.

by Ashton Brown, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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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 16,000 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 12 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC

The Baylor University School of Music provides transformational experiences that prepare students for careers in music. Our 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, the 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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