Department of Music

Music Faculty Showcase Kicks Off 2014 Performance Season

Music Faculty Showcase Kicks Off 2014 Performance Season

The Sixth Annual Faculty Showcase Concert, featuring Department of Music faculty performers, is scheduled for Monday, September 15 at 7:30 pm in Goodwin Recital Hall.

Opening the 2014-15 concert season, this evening of music will feature nearly all of the applied music faculty performing a wide variety of repertoire from several genres. Repertoire for winds, brass, strings, piano, and voice will be presented in a concert that is anticipated to last just over one hour. Music by Frescobaldi and Telemann, Chopin, Ravel, Poulenc, and Johnny Mercer are just some of the musical offerings planned.

Dr. Rosephanye Dunn-Powell, voice area coordinator and professor, has always deemed the Showcase as one of her favorite recitals of the year. “[…] It is the one time during the year when all of the faculty come together to present a diverse offering of music, showcasing our skills and talent.” Dr. David Ballam, instructor of double bass and Appreciation of Music, also enjoys the unique experience of being able to perform with his coworkers. “I’m excited about the opportunity to perform with my colleagues because our musical collaboration is a vital part of recreating the music of esteemed composers from the past,” says Ballam. “As a performer, creating music at the highest level with others is a true joy and satisfaction.”

Dunn-Powell, who will be performing a duet from Delibes’ opera Lakmé with colleagues Anne Duraski and Laurelie Gheesling, enjoys performing for a packed house and especially for her students. “I receive great delight observing the students’ joy and sense of pride as they support their instructors,” says Dunn-Powell.  “It feels like family!”

Join the Department of Music for this delightful and varied concert.  Students, faculty, and guests are encouraged to purchase tickets beginning at 6:30 pm in Goodwin Hall. Tickets are $5 for students with a valid student ID, and only one ticket may be purchased per student. For general admission (including university faculty and staff), tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children; children younger than age six are admitted free of charge. The doors will open at 7:00 pm. Come early to be sure to get your ticket, the department anticipates selling all 225 available seats in the recital hall.

For more information on performers and program information, please visit, email, or call 334.844.4165.

Last Updated: September 10, 2014