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Malone University presents piano ensemble recital on March 10

February 28, 2014 | Release # 6851

College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences. The Department of Music will present a piano ensemble recital on Monday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Worship Center of the Johnson Center for Worship and the Fine Arts, located on the campus at 2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W. in Canton, Ohio. The program – directed by Michael Benson, D.M.A. – is free and open to the public. A program follows.

Michael Benson, D.M.A., and nationally certified teacher of music, serves as the coordinator of keyboard studies in the Department of Music at Malone University.   He has performed at the Smithsonian Institution, Steinway Hall, and Preston Bradley Hall on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series and has contributed piano pedagogy articles to Texas Music Teacher, American Music Teacher, Teaching Music, Keyboard Companion, Clavier and the on-line journal Piano Pedagogy Forum. In March 2011, he began a two-year appointment as a member of the editorial committee for Music Teachers National Associations e-Journal. During the summer, he is on the piano faculty at Interlochen Summer Arts Camp where he teaches in the advanced junior piano program and co-teaches the high school piano pedagogy course. During fall 2001, he was invited to teach piano and group piano as a foreign expert in the People's Republic of China at JiMei University. He holds degrees in piano performance from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University where he studied piano with Robert Roux and The University of Texas at Austin where he studied piano and piano pedagogy with Martha Hilley, Sophia Gilmson and Nancy Garrett.

Program

In Christ Alone............................................. Getty and Townsend

arr. by Wickham

Kaylyn Garwood and Julie Fairless

Sonata in A Minor: Allegro................................. Adam Lookadoo

(1978)

Adam Lookadoo, guitar

Michael Benson, piano

Legend of the Phoenix............................................... Kevin Olson

Julie Fairless, Kaylyn Garwood,

Rachel Fox, Jenna Beacon

Romance in G Major..................................... Sergei Rachmaninoff

(1873-1943)

Jessica Kapraly, Seth Kenyon

Galop-Marche....................................................... Albert Lavignac

(1846-1916)

Seth Kenyon, Kaylyn Garwood,

Andrew Ferguson, Jessica Kapraly

Peter and the Wolf................................................ Serge Prokofiev

(1891-1953)

arr. by Elizabeth Lauer

Julie Fairless, Rachel Fox, Jenna Beacon

Adam Lookadoo, Narrator

Student Performances by:

Jenna Beacon, Flute and Piano

Christoph Eckard, Piano

Julie Fairless, Piano

Andrew Ferguson, Piano

Rachel Fox, Piano

Kaylyn Garwood, Piano

Jessica Kapraly, Piano

Seth Kenyon, Piano

Adam Lookadoo, Guitar

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 2014,has been awarded the designation Military Friendly School by Victory Media, and is named to AffordableCollegesOnline (ACO)’s Best Lifetime Return on Investment list for the State of Ohio.

Contact:

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


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