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6213 Malone University Brass & Flute Ensemble

#6213|October 28, 2011

November 15, 7:30 p.m., Stewart Room

The Malone University College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences – Department of Music will present a Brass and Flute Ensemble concert Tuesday, November 15 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 concert is free and open to the public.

Julie Johnson Sarver is an adjunct music faculty member at Malone University, where she teaches Applied Flute, Flute Pedagogy, and is the director of the Flute Ensemble. She is also the instructor of flute at Kent State University Stark Campus and has taught at Walsh University. This is the twenty-fifth season that Sarver has played flute and piccolo in the Canton Symphony Orchestra. She also holds the position of teaching artist with the Canton Symphony Orchestra Education Department. She has also played with the Pittsburgh Opera, Akron Symphony Orchestra, the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, the Ashland Symphony, the Cleveland Pops and three seasons with the Lancaster Festival Orchestra. She was awarded the Top Virtuoso Woodwind Award at the Mid-America Music Association Competition in St. Louis, MO and won third place at the national level of the Music Teacher's National Association competition in Phoenix, AZ in 1981. She is an active free-lance musician, performing with the Canton Player's Guild and on concerts, recitals and weddings throughout Ohio. She has adjudicated for the Northeastern Ohio Flute Association competition, and in 2003, she was selected to be a judge for the National Flute Association's Flute Choir Auditions. Sarver holds a bachelor of music degree from the University of Nebraska and a master of music degree in flute performance from the School of Music at Indiana University where her teachers include James Pellerite, Peter Lloyd of the London Symphony Orchestra and William Hebert of the Cleveland Orchestra. She is a member of the Northeastern Ohio Flute Association and the National Flute Association.

Michael Willard is a native of Alliance, Ohio and an alumnus of Malone University where received his B.S. in music education in 2005 and was recognized as the outstanding graduate in the major of music education. In 2009, he received his M.M. in music performance from the University of Akron through a graduate teaching assistantship to Scott Johnston, and was the recipient of the 2009 Outstanding Graduate Student in Brass Award. Michael's primary trumpet instructors include Chris Hall, Scott Johnston, and Larry Herman. In recent years, Michael has performed with the Players Guild Theater productions, the Chagrin Falls Studio Orchestra, the Cleveland Winds, the Sounds of Sousa, the Canton Concert Band, the Tuscarawas Philharmonic, the Mansfield Symphony, the Ashland Symphony, and more. Michael teaches all brass instruments privately and has been an employee of Mercy Medical Center in Canton for 11 years. This is his first semester teaching at Malone University, and he now resides in Canton.

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 is recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, named an NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Award winner, 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 2011.


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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