12 students selected to perform at UW-Green Bay Honors Recital

Green Bay, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Music program will hold its annual Honors Recital on Saturday, February 8 at 2 p.m. at Fort Howard Hall in UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. This year’s recital will feature 12 outstanding music students from across the state of Wisconsin and one international student. Admission to the recital is free and open to the public.

Of the 12 students participating in this year’s Honor Recital, five are vocalists and seven are instrumentalists. Pieces to be performed are from great artists such as George Frideric Handel, Johann Strauss, and Francesco Durante, among others. Student vocalists participating in the recital are:

  • Brooke DeGoey, soprano, a K-12 Choral/General Music Education major and graduate of Freedom High School. DeGoey is the daughter of Joseph DeGoey of Menasha, Wis. and Vicky Verbeten of Freedom, Wis.
  • Chay Austyn Schmitt, soprano, a Theatre Studies major/Vocal Performance minor and a graduate of Richland Center High School. Austyn is the daughter of Gregg and Christine Schmitt of Richland Center, Wis.
  • Eloise Williamson, soprano, a Vocal Performance major and graduate of North Crawford High School. Williamson is the daughter of Rita Berkley Smith of Wittenburg, Wis.
  • Julia Kreitzer, mezzo-soprano, a Business Administration major minoring in Vocal Performance and a graduate of West Bend East High School. Kreitzer is the daughter of Bob and Carol Kreitzer of West Bend, Wis.
  • Aygul Garryyeva, soprano, a Vocal Performance major and international student from Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Garryyeva is the daughter of Begli Garryyeva and Bahar Pirova of Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.

Student instrumentalists participating in the recital are:

  • Jayce Gorski, alto saxophone, an undeclared junior and graduate of West De Pere High School and the son of Amber Kouba of De Pere, Wis.
  • Rachel Rabas, trombone, a Psychology major with minors in Music Performance and History and a graduate of Denmark High School. Rabas is the daughter of Greg Rabas of Denmark, Wis. and Theresa Heggeland of De Pere, Wis.
  • Katie Warpinski, piano, a Human Biology major minoring in Music Performance and a graduate of Green Bay Preble High School. Warpinski is the daughter of Rick & Heidi Warpinski of Green Bay, Wis.
  • Tony Fenner, percussion, a Music Education major and graduate of Oak Creek High School. Fenner is the son of Ronald and Amy Fenner of Oak Creek, WI.
  • Ethan Christiansen, marimba, an Instrumental Performance major and graduate of Roncalli High School. Christiansen is the son of Troy and Lynn Christiansen of Two Rivers, Wis.
  • Kameron Jennings, trumpet, a Music Education major and graduate of Poynette High School. Jennings is the son of Jason and Karen Jennings of Poynette, Wis.
  • Victor Tec Cob, violin, a Music Performance major and graduate of De Pere High school. Tec Cob is the son of Rene DeLeon and Lorena Tec Cob of De Pere.

Students for the Honors Recital were chosen by faculty members during a juried selection process. For more information about this or other upcoming music events, please visit www.weidnercenter.com/events/. For a full listing of UW-Green Bay Music events for the 2019-20 season, please visit www.uwgb.edu/music/.

About the Weidner Center

UW-Green Bay’s Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is known for its elegant design and the acoustic excellence of its 2,000-seat main hall, Cofrin Family Hall. It also houses two smaller performance spaces, the Fort Howard recital hall and the Jean Weidner Theatre, along with a dance studio and Grand Foyer. The Center is a home for UW-Green Bay Music and Theatre and Dance productions, community events and productions, and performances by visiting artists and touring companies. The Weidner Center has a distinct benefit in being part of a leading institution of higher learning. Beyond the large-scale touring productions that grace the stage, the Weidner Center also focuses on scholastic development, programming and an impactful education series – Stage Doors. The Stage Doors Education Series serves more than17,500 students from 63 cities throughout Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula every year. For more information on the Weidner Center, visit www.WeidnerCenter.com, 920-465-2726, 800-895-0071, or follow the ‘Weidner Center for the Performing Arts’ on Facebook, Twitter (@WeidnerCenter) and Instagram (@weidnercenter).

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,700 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, D-I Athletics, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu.


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