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 Music Faculty Showcase at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, in Cole Concert Hall on the SFA campus.
The concert showcases the talents of the diverse School of Music performing faculty, according to Dr. Jamie Weaver, associate professor of music history at SFA and president of Pi Kappa Lambda honors society. Proceeds from the concert fund scholarships for deserving SFA music majors selected by the honors society.
“I encourage everyone who loves music, who would like to learn more about music, or who is curious about music at SFA to attend this year’s Pi Kappa Lambda Faculty Showcase,” Weaver said. “Sponsored by the university music honors society, the concert features a wide variety of instruments, voices and musical styles in brief, audience-friendly performances.
“Faculty members look forward to this concert every year because we have the chance to perform for each other as well as for our students and friends,” she added.
This year’s program will again feature a performance by the SFA Faculty Brass Quintet, which features Deb Scott, trombone; Jake Walburn and Gary Wurtz, trumpet; Charles Gavin, horn; and JD Salas, tuba.
Other faculty performers will be Christopher Ayer, clarinet; Debbie Berry, Nita Hudson, Richard Berry and Scott LaGraff, voice, with guest artist Kimberly LaGraff; Christina Guenther and Samantha Inman, flute; Abby Yeakle Held, oboe; Nathan Nabb, saxophone; and Mario Ajero, Mary Cooper, Thomas Nixon, Hyun Ji Oh and Ron Petti, piano.
The recital is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts and School of Music and is a feature of the 2019-20 Friends of Music Concert Series. Cole Concert Hall is located in the Wright Music Building at 2210 Alumni Drive.
Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students. For tickets or more information, visit www.finearts.sfasu.edu or call (936) 468-6407 or (888) 240-ARTS.