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Center for Music Composition Works Featured at Fall Recital

Composers with varying levels of experience will be featured on Friday, Nov. 18, at Southwestern College’s fall composition recital in Messenger Auditorium in the Darbeth Fine Arts Center.  The recital will begin at 7:30 p.m. and there is no admission charge.

“This concert will feature a variety of interesting new works by student composers at SC,” says Christopher Schmitz, director of the Center for Music Composition.  “Composers participating in the recital span a range from absolute beginners through those exploring more advanced compositional techniques.  Regardless of ability level, some aspect of a composer’s individuality usually manifests in his or her work, marking it as a personal expression.”

Composers whose works will appear in the program are: Dee Johnson, Lauren Schmitz, Drew Blas, Melissa Von Bon, James Conner, Chance Alquest, and Nathan Johnson.

According to Schmitz, there will be pieces written for piano, violin, marimba, and string quartet.