Helen Ann Shanley Performs in Faculty Recital

Feb. 18, 1998

by Richard Veit

Helen Ann Shanley, associate professor of flute, will present a faculty recital on Tuesday, Feb. 24, beginning at 8 p.m. in Roxy Grove Hall on the Baylor University campus.

Shanley will be assisted by Thelma Cooper, assistant professor of piano; Douglas Claybrook, lecturer in academic studies; Kathryn Steely, instructor of viola; and Delaine Fedson, a former member of the Baylor music faculty.

The program will feature music by Daron Hagen, Joachim Andersen and Paul Hayden.

Hagen, who served two residencies at Baylor this past fall, is a member of the Curtis Institute of Music faculty in Philadelphia. He wrote his six-movement harp trio in 1989. The "Six Morceaux de Salon" by 19th-century composer Joachim Andersen are short, characteristic pieces, alternately dancelike, virtuosic, and ruminative. The recital's final work, "Grand Mamou" by Paul Hayden, is in four movements and dates from the year 1992.

Shanley has taught 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. In 1978, she was awarded a first prize in the National Flute Association's "New Music Competition." She was honored by Baylor as an Outstanding Creative Artist in May of 1992.

Shanley 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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