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SFA music faculty featured in benefit recital

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - Faculty members of the Stephen F. Austin State University School of Music will be the featured performers during the annual Pi Kappa Lambda Recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

"This concert showcases our diverse faculty and their talent," said Deborah Dalton, SFA associate professor of voice and president of the local chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda, the national music honor society.

"In addition, all proceeds benefit the Pi Kappa Lambda scholarship we give each year to the sophomore music major with the highest grade point average," Dalton continued. "For the past few years, awards were given to several sophomores with 4.0 grade-point averages."

The musicians have selected a wide range of musical styles and will perform in a variety of solo and ensemble settings.

Faculty vocalists to perform include sopranos Debbie Berry and Charlotte Davis, mezzo-soprano Nita Hudson, tenors Richard Berry and Bruce Fowler and baritone Scott LaGraff. Guest mezzo-soprano Kimberly LaGraff will also appear on the program.

Also performing will be pianists Mario Ajero, Mary Cooper, James Faucett, Geneva Fung, Gene H. Moon, Ron Petti and James Pitts; clarinetist Christopher Ayer; violinist Jennifer Dalmas; percussionist Scott Harris; cellist Evgeni Raychev; string bassist J.D. Salas and trumpeter Gary Wurtz.

The recital is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music and is a part of the 2011-2012 Cole Performing Arts Series. Cole Concert Hall is located in the Wright Music Building at 2210 Alumni Drive.

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.