Dr. Gary Wurtz

NACOGDOCHES, TEXAS - Gary Wurtz, SFA associate professor of trumpet, will present a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.

He will be performing works by Alexander Arutunian, Gabriel Fauré, G.F. Handel and Johann Neruda. Joining Wurtz on stage will be SFA music faculty members Jennifer Dalmas, violin; pianists Gene H. Moon and Ron Petti; Evgeni Raychev, cello; and SFA student Fahad Awan, violin.

A member of the SFA music faculty since 1992, Wurtz directs SFA's Swingin' Axes jazz band and Trumpet Ensemble and is also a member of the Pineywoods Brass Quintet. He has worked extensively as an orchestral musician, jazz musician, soloist and studio musician. He appears frequently as a soloist and clinician, both in the classical and jazz fields, at colleges, high schools and with professional organizations.

Wurtz earned a Bachelor of Music Education from West Texas A&M University and both his Master of Music Education and Doctor of Musical Arts in trumpet performance from the University of North Texas.

The recital is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music. Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students. For tickets or more information, please visit www.sfasu.edu/finearts or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.