Shepherd University students will perform in the Annual Honors Recital

A select group of student musicians and ensembles from Shepherd University will perform in the Annual Honors Recital on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 2:30 pm at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, Maryland. The recital is free and open to the public.

This will be the fourteenth year the recital has taken place at the museum and the sixteenth year the Music Department at Shepherd has honored its outstanding student performers. Established in 2000 by Dr. Scott Beard, the first recital took place as part of the Reynolds Hall Recital Series. The Honors recital was seen as an additional performance opportunity for students, as well as a chance to showcase the talented musicians in the music department.

The students performing on the recital were selected and nominated from the numerous recitals, juries and other performances at Shepherd each semester. The program on March 5th will feature solo and ensemble works for voice, piano, guitar, saxophone, horn and percussion, encompassing works by American and European composers. The selected performers are:

  Sawyer Gaydon (Martinsburg, WV), percussion
  Alexandra Rosle (Monrovia, MD), voice
  Ashleigh Stottlemyer (Frederick, MD), horn
  Samuel Bower (Middletown, MD), voice
  David Browne (Martinsburg, WV), guitar
  Lucas Peterson (Rockville, MD) and Matthew Jefferson (Jefferson, MD), piano duo
  Saxophone Quartet featuring Kyle Colliflower (Frederick, MD), Chase Remsburg (Boonsboro, MD), Jordan Shifflett (Bridgewater, VA), William Singley (Frederick, MD)
  Shepherd Jazz Combo featuring Kevin Grega (Charles Town, WV) piano, Dan Dunn (Ranson, WV) bass, and Sawyer Gaydon, drums.

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