Gary Wurtz

NACOGDOCHES - Gary Wurtz, professor of trumpet and jazz studies at Stephen F. Austin State University, will present a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, in Cole Concert Hall.

Among the pieces featured in the program will be "Timberline Sonata" by Stephen Lias, professor of composition in the SFA School of Music, "Concerto in D" by Giuseppe Tartini and "Someone to Watch Over Me" by George Gershwin.

Wurtz has been the trumpet professor at SFA since the fall of 1992 and began his duties as the director of the Swingin' Axes one year later. His other duties at SFA include serving as the assistant director of undergraduate studies of the School of Music, directing the Trumpet Ensemble, performing in the Pineywoods Brass Quintet and serving as director of the SFA summer band camps.

Performing in the recital with Wurtz will be pianist Ron Petti, associate professor of accompanying at SFA.

Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $2 for students. For tickets or more information, call the Fine Arts Box Office at (936) 468-6407.