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April 6, 2022

Top student vocalists, instrumentalists to perform at Honors Recital on April 8

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

Seven undergraduate students and two graduate students will compete for monetary awards and honors as finalists at the Kansas State University music program's Honors Recital and Awards Ceremony at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, in the All Faiths Chapel auditorium.

The recital is a showcase for the most talented musicians in the music program, a part of the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance in the College of Arts and Sciences. Finalists are selected after an audition process based on recommendations from music program faculty. Competition is offered in undergraduate and graduate divisions for vocalists and instrumentalists.

Adjudicators for the recital will be Mary Ellen Sutton, professor emerita of organ; Alex Wimmer, instructor and assistant director of bands; and Julie Yu, professor and co-director of choral studies.

The recital is free and the public is welcome to attend.

The following K-State students will perform as finalists for Honors Recital prizes:

From Greater Kansas City: Chris Hovis, junior in music education, Leawood, will play the tuba for Tuba Concerto by Martin Ellerby; Matthew Robison, a tenor and senior in applied music, Lenexa, will sing "Sit Down You're Rocking' the Boat" by Frank Loesser from "Guys and Dolls" and "The Other, Other Woman" by Jake Heggie from "Songs From An Unmade Bed"; and Jacob Thomas, senior in applied music, Overland Park, will play the Ballade for Piano by Claude Debussy.

James Probst, senior in music education and French, Lawrence, will play the saxophone for "Fuzzy Bird Sonata" by Takashi Yoshimatsu; and Jenna Dominguez, senior in music education, will play the flute for Sonatina for Flute and Piano by Eldin Burton, Ryan Hernandez, a tenor and senior in music education, will sing "En fermant les yeux" from "Manon" by Jules Massenet, and Katherine Westhoven, a soprano and master's student in music, will sing "I Capuleti e i Montecchi" by Vincenzo Bellini, all from Manhattan.

From out of state: Jacob Morgan, sophomore in applied music, Iowa City, Iowa, will play the marimba for "Two Fountains" by Kevin Bobo; and Briele Vollmuth, master's student in music, Mandan, North Dakota, will play the oboe for "Fantaisie Pastorale," Op. 37, by Eugene Bozza.

Following the recital will be the music program's annual student awards ceremony. Honors to be awarded include the Collegiate Honor awards and Scholastic awards from music honoraries Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia and Sigma Alpha Iota; the Lloyd W. Muir Memorial Music Scholarship; band honoraries Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma's Stan Finck Memorial Leadership awards; the Delta Lambda Chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda's music honor society new member awards, certificates of honor to an outstanding freshman and sophomore, and the Outstanding Graduating Senior Music Major award; certificates of excellence and Honors Recital prizes; and the Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award.

A reception, courtesy of Sigma Alpha Iota, will follow the awards ceremony and be in the McCain Auditorium courtyard.