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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Every Friday is Phoenix Friday

Celebrate this Phoenix Friday (Feb. 9) in style with 35% off Under Armour products at The Phoenix Bookstore. On Friday night, dance the night away at AfterHours from 10:30 p.m. to 1 am. Saturday is the free UW-Green Bay Annual Student Honors Recital at 2 p.m. in the Weidner Center. Cheapseats is featuring Justice League Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights with show times at 6:30 p.m. and 9:05 p.m. Tickets are only $2! Go Phoenix!

Music students to take stage for annual Honors Recital

GREEN BAY – From vocalists to saxophone players, some of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s finest student musicians will take the stage 2 p.m. Saturday Feb. 13 during the annual Music Student Honors Recital in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

UW-Green Bay faculty members choose honors recital students each fall during a juried selection process. A reception will follow the annual concert, with family members, former high school instructors and UW-Green Bay music faculty members among those attending.

Students performing:

  • Acacia Angelo, Phillips, soprano (vocalist); student of Prof. Sarah Meredith Livingston; Price County Review
  • Ashley Bucholtz, Dale, soprano (vocalist); student of Associate Prof. Courtney Sherman; Post Crescent
  • Ashley Gutting, Mason City, IA, mezzo-soprano (vocalist); student of Meredith Livingston; Globe Gazette
  • Matt Hillman, Appleton, guitar; student of Associate Prof. Stefan Hall; Appleton Post Crescent
  • Kelton Jennings, Poynette, saxophone; student of Associate Prof. John Salerno; Poynette Press
  • Ryan Loining, Pulaski, trumpet; student of Associate Prof. Adam Gaines; Pulaski News
  • Lauren Paul, Evansville, mezzo-soprano (vocalist); student of Sherman; The Evansville Review
  • Rissel Peguero, Green Bay, piano; student of Assistant Prof. Michael Rector; Green Bay Press Gazette
  • Heather Roberts, Florence, soprano (vocalist); student of Meredith Livingston; The Florence Mining News
  • Nicholas Saldaña, Green Bay, piano; student of Rector; Green Bay Press Gazette
  • Nicholas Schommer, West Bend, baritone (vocalist); student of Sherman; West Bend Daily News

The Student Honors Recital is the 13th UW-Green Bay Music event of the 2015-16 season. UW-Green Bay is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. More information is available online at www.uwgb.edu/music.

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For the love of music: Student Honors Recital is Feb. 14

Celebrate your Valentine’s Day with some beautiful music during the Feb. 14 Student Honors Recital. Seven students will play and sing a wide variety of selections, earning bragging rights for themselves as well as their faculty teachers. They are Jamie Rodgers, marimba (student of Prof. Cheryl Grosso); James Letellier, baritone (Assistant Prof. Courtney Sherman); Ryan Dummer, piano (Assistant Prof. Michael Rector); Matt Hillman, guitar (Associate Prof. Stefan Hall); McKenna VanDerLeest, alto saxophone (Associate Prof. John Salerno); Nicholas Schommer, baritone (Sherman); and Nicholas Saldaña, piano (Rector). The no-cost concert takes place at 2 p.m. in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center.

UW-Green Bay Music presents Student Honors Recital

UW-Green Bay Music will feature seven student musicians during its Student Honors Recital at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. It is free and open to the public.

The concert will begin with Jamie Rodgers, Pulaski, a student of Prof. Cheryl Grosso, performing Nebojša J. Živković’s “Iliaš” on the marimba. James Letellier, Whitewater, baritone, a student of Assistant Prof. Courtney Sherman, will take the stage next, performing Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Songs of Travel” and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s “An Chloe.” Ryan Dummer, Green Bay, a student of Assistant Prof. Michael Rector, will accompany Letellier before taking his turn to perform. Dummer will play Johannes Brahms’ “Intermezzo in A Minor, Op.118 #1,” “Intermezzo in A Major, Op.118 #2” and “Intermezzo in E Minor, Op.119 #2.”

Student Matt Hillman, Appleton, will perform next, playing “I Hear a Rhapsody” (Jack Baker, George Fragos, Dick Gasparre) and “Something Tells Me” (Jane Herbert Hall) on guitar. Hillman is a student of Associate Prof. Stefan Hall, a Humanistic Studies faculty member and Music adjunct. Hillman will be followed by McKenna VanDerLeest, Green Bay, an alto saxophone student of Associate Prof. John Salerno. She will perform “Piéces caractéristiques en forme de suite” by Pierre Max Dubois. Nicholas Schommer, Jackson, baritone, also a student of Sherman, will then perform Gabriel Fauré’s “Lydia” and Franz Schubert’s “Die Winterreise.” Pianist Nicholas Saldaña, Green Bay, also a student of Rector, will perform last, playing Frederic Chopin’s “Ballade No.2 in F Major, Op. 38.”

This is the 17th event of the 2014-15 season for UW-Green Bay, an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. For more information, visit www.uwgb.edu/music.

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Check it out: Free Student Honors Recital is Saturday

Some of UW-Green Bay Music’s top performers will present a student honors recital at 2 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 15) in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center. Featuring the music of eight students on piano, woodwinds and in song, the concert will highlight a variety of musical styles and time periods. It is free and open to the public.

Student performers are as follows: Kevin Wellens, bass-baritone, student of Prof. Sarah Meredith Livingston; Ryan Dummer, piano, student of lecturer Abigail Mace; Jamie Rodgers, marimba, student of Prof. Cheryl Grosso; Nicholas Schommer, baritone, student of Assistant Prof. Courtney Sherman; Nicholas Saldaña, piano, student of Mace; Michaela Hogan, soprano, student of Sherman; Kyle Sweeney, piano, student of Mace; Angie Danowski, soprano, student of Sherman. Read more.
 

UW-Green Bay Music presents free Student Honors Recital Feb. 15

UW-Green Bay Music will present a Student Honors Recital at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts on campus, 2420 Nicolet Drive.

Featuring the music of eight students on piano, woodwinds and in song, the concert will highlight a variety of musical styles and time periods. It is free and open to the public.

The following students will perform in the order listed:
Kevin Wellens, bass-baritone, student of Prof. Sarah Meredith Livingston
Ryan Dummer, piano, student of lecturer Abigail Mace
Jamie Rodgers, marimba, student of Prof. Cheryl Grosso
Nicholas Schommer, baritone, student of Assistant Prof. Courtney Sherman
Nicholas Saldaña, piano, student of lecturer Abigail Mace
Michaela Hogan, soprano, student of Assistant Prof. Courtney Sherman
Kyle Sweeney, piano, student of lecturer Abigail Mace
Angie Danowski, soprano, student of Assistant Prof. Courtney Sherman

The Student Honors Recital is the 18th event of the 2013-14 season for UW-Green Bay Music, and accredited institutional members of the National Association of Schools of Music. For more information, including a complete lineup of events, visit www.uwgb.edu/music

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Mark your calendar: Student Honors Recital is Feb. 16

Some of UW-Green Bay’s top student musicians will have the chance to showcase their talents during a Student Honors Recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. The concert will feature eight student vocalists and instrumentalists performing a range of pieces from composers both well known and less familiar. The event is free and open to the public. Full details.

UW-Green Bay to present Student Honors Recital Saturday, Feb. 16

UW-Green Bay Music will showcase some of its top musicians during a Student Honors Recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 in Fort Howard Hall at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

The concert will feature a variety of vocalists and instrumentalists performing a range of pieces from composers both well known and less familiar. It is free and open to the public.

Following a welcome from Scott Furlong, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the eight students featured will perform as follows:

Sam Stranz, Weston – saxophone, student of Associate Prof. John Salerno: “Stardust,” by Hoagy Carmichael (1899-1981).

Lindsay S. Cummings, Freedom – soprano, student of Associate Prof. Sarah Meredith Livingston: “Verborgenheit,” by Hugo Wolf (1860-1903); and “Glitter and be gay,” from Candide, by Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990).

Ryan Braatz, Weston – baritone, student of Assistant Prof. Courtney Sherman: “Die Neugierige,” by Franz Schubert (1797-1828); and “Che fiero costume,” by Giovanni Legrenzi (1626-1690).

Kyle M. Sweeney, Shawano – piano, student of Assistant Prof. David Severtson: “Prelude and Fugue No.2 in C Minor,” by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750).

Kevin A. Wellens, De Pere – baritone-bass, student of Associate Prof. Sarah Meredith Livingston: “Arm, arm, ye brave!” by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759); and “Zueignung,” by Richard Strauss (1864-1949).

Nicole Duhaime, Schofield – soprano, student of Associate Prof. Sarah Meredith Livingston: “Lachen und weinen,” by Franz Schubert (1797-1828); and “O mio babbino caro,” from Gianni Schicchi, by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924).

Kevin St. John, Cambridge – tenor, student of Associate Prof. Sarah Meredith Livingston: “The Trumpet Shall Sound,” from Messiah, by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759); and “A Vagabond Song,” by Michael Head (1900-1976).

Ryan Dummer, Green Bay – piano, student of Assistant Prof. David Severtson, “Etude Opus 10, No.9” and “Etude Opus 10, No.5,” by Frederic Chopin (1810-1849).

The student honors recital is the 14th concert of the 2012-13 season for UW-Green Bay, an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. More information is available at www.uwgb.edu/music.

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