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6518-Malone University junior recital will feature Michael Ayers and Emily Coleman on February 4.

6518-February 1, 2013

The Malone University College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences – Department of Music will present a junior recital Monday, February 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Stewart Room of the Randall Campus Center, located on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton. The program, which is free and open to the public, will feature Michael Ayers, a music major from Canton on percussion, and Emily Coleman, a music major from Saint Clairsville on tuba.

Performances will also include pianist Ralitsa Georgieva-Smith.
A program follows.

Michael Ayers is a junior percussion performance major at Malone University. He is involved in Symphonic Band and Marching Band, Chorale, Jazz Ensemble, and Percussion Ensemble at Malone University. He has been nominated to play in the Ohio Private College Instrumental Conductors Association (OPCICA) honors band two years in a row. He has also performed in the Canton Community Band, both while in high school, and during his time at Malone. He has been playing percussion for seven years. Michael also likes to compose in his free time and has been taking composition lessons this past year.

Emily Coleman is majoring in music with a concentration in tuba.  Throughout her Malone career, she has been a member of the Marching Band, Symphonic Band, and Chorale, serving for one year as president of the band. Ms. Coleman has also participated in the Brass Ensemble and has studied with Tom Pylinski for four years.  Currently, she travels and sings with "The Coleman Family Bluegrass and Gospel Band."


Toccata for Marimba, Emma Lou Diemer
Michael Ayers, percussion

Sonata V in C, by Benedetto Marcello
Emily Coleman, tuba
Ralitsa Georgieva-Smith, piano

Life Suite for Marimba, Michael Ayers

Vibrance (Vivace), Departure (Grave)
Michael Ayers, percussion

Fantasy for Tuba, Malcolm Arnold
Emily Coleman, tuba

The Love of L'Histoire, Charles DeLancey
Michael Ayers, percussion

Sonata for Tuba and Piano, Arthur Frackenpohl
Emily Coleman, tuba
Ralitsa Georgieva-Smith, piano

The Boa-Constrictor and the Bobolink, Quinto Maganini
Emily Coleman, tuba
Michael Ayers, percussion

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2015 


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424

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