SFA to present faculty trombone recital
January 18, 2011 - Sylvia Bierschenk
NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - Dr. Deb Scott, associate professor of trombone at Stephen F. Austin State University, will present a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, in Cole Concert Hall as part of the SFA School of Music's Cole Performing Arts Series.
Scott and pianist James Pitts, SFA staff accompanist, will perform works for trombone spanning three centuries. "Elegia" by Grigori Kalinkowitsch and "Sonatine" by Jacques Casterede, both composed in the 20th century, will feature Scott playing the tenor, or most widely used, trombone.
Scott will play both the tenor and alto trombone while playing Robert Elkjer's arrangement of "Carmen Fantasy" by Georges Bizet. The five-movement work includes popular themes from Bizet's 1875 opera.
Soprano Debbie Berry, SFA vocal instructor, will join Scott and Pitts in the performances of two 18th century pieces: "Dovunque il Guardo Giro" by Antonio Caldera and "Agnus Dei" from the Waisenhausmesse by W.A. Mozart.
An active performer and clinician in classical and jazz styles, Scott teaches trombone and bass trombone at SFA and is the director of the university's The Swingin' Aces jazz band.
Currently, she is a member of the SFA Faculty Brass Quintet and Longview Symphony. She has also been a member of the Twentieth Century Unlimited Orchestra in Santa Fe, the New Mexico Music Festival in Taos, the Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, the Greeley (Col.) Philharmonic, the Orchestra of the Pines and the Barnum and Bailey Greatest Show on Earth Circus Band.
Scott earned her doctorate in trombone performance from the University of North Texas, her master's from the University of Northern Colorado and two bachelor's degrees from Texas Tech University.
The recital is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music. Cole Concert Hall is located in the Wright Music Building, 2210 Alumni Dr.
Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students. For tickets or more information, please visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.