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Guest pianist to present recital at SFA

April 7, 2010 - Sylvia Bierschenk
Ross E. Smith

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - The Stephen F. Austin State University College of Fine Arts and School of Music will present Ross E. Smith in a guest piano recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 16, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

Smith, who is an associate professor of piano at the Hurley School of Music of Centenary College of Louisiana, will perform "Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111" by Ludwig van Beethoven and "Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 28" by Sergei Rachmaninoff. He will also present two works by Frédéric Chopin-"Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 31" and "Berceuse, Op. 57."

After earning his bachelor's degree in music from Brigham Young University, Smith received both his Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts in piano performance and pedagogy from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

He taught piano and literature at the University of Michigan All-State Summer Camp at Interlochen and has been an active recital soloist throughout the United States and Italy.

Admission to the recital is free and open to the public. Cole Concert Hall is located in the Wright Music Building, 2210 Alumni Dr. For more information, please call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.