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March 29, 2010

Concert to feature works by student, faculty composers

DeKalb, Ill. — The Northern Illinois University School of Music has announced a concert of music by NIU student and faculty composers at 8 p.m. Monday, April 12, in the Music Building Recital Hall, located at 550 Lucinda Ave. on the NIU campus.

The public is cordially invited, and admission is free.

The program will feature instrumental and vocal music by undergraduate student composers Doug Merar, Stephanie Pieczynski, and Kyle Stephens, graduate student composer Cena Latricia Duran, and faculty composers Robert Fleisher, J.E. (Ted) Hatmaker, and David Maki. School of Music student performers will include Areum Choi (flute), Rachel Braband (clarinet), Brian Balika and Kevin Rowlett (trumpets), Dan Foster (horn), Alex Willhite (trombone), Dustin Westrom (tuba), May Xiong (soprano), Kyle Stephens (piano), Kymberlee Gillen, Katelyn Kozinski, and Doug Merar (violins), Anna Bross (viola) and Jason Young (cello).

School of Music faculty members Orna Arania (soprano) and William Koehler (piano) will appear as special guests, performing the works by NIU faculty composers they presented last year, during the 39th New Music Festival at Ball State University: Robert Fleisher’s “Five Songs from Carl Sandburg’s ‘Prairie,’ ” and Maki’s setting of Emily Dickinson’s poem, “His Only Anodyne.”

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Media Contact: David Maki, NIU School of Music
Phone: (815) 753-7699
Email: dmaki@niu.edu