Honors recital to showcase nine students

September 29, 2014
Center for the Arts

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — Nine University of Wisconsin-Platteville students who distinguished themselves in their jury performance examinations last semester will perform in the UW-Platteville Performing and Visual Arts Honors Recital on Sunday, Oct. 5, in the Richard and Helen Brodbeck Concert Hall, Center for the Arts, at 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the CFA lobby.

UW-Platteville student performers are Mary Arnold, a junior instrumental music education major from Webster, Wis., saxophone; Evan Gawron, a junior microsystems and nanotechnology major from Black River Falls, Wis., horn; Dana Gerhards, a sophomore choral music education major from Potosi, Wis., mezzo soprano; Amanda Godin, a junior music, non-teaching major with piano emphasis from Prior Lake, Minn., piano; Emily Hefty, a sophomore biochemistry and soil and crop science major with plant breeding genetics emphasis from Mount Horeb, Wis., flute; Brett Helwig, a sophomore electrical engineering major from Oconomowoc, Wis., trombone; Hillary Holland, a senior choral and general music education major from Gratiot, Wis., soprano; Grant Liska, a junior choral music education major from Lone Rock, Wis., baritone; Cody Wisman, a senior instrumental and general music education major and music theatre minor from Plymouth, Wis., percussion.

Dr. Elaina Burns, a faculty member in UW-Platteville’s Department of Performing and Visual Arts, is the collaborative pianist for the recital. 

“The honors jury recital provides well deserved recognition to students who have done exemplary work in their applied lessons and given outstanding jury performances at the end of last semester,” said Rebekah Demaree, senior lecturer in UW-Platteville’s Department of Performing and Visual Arts. “The recital not only provides motivation for students to demonstrate their progress and musicianship in any given semester, it is also a great pleasure for the music area faculty to be able to applaud the improvement these students have shown and the artistry they are developing. In addition, it is a positive experience for the student vocalists and instrumentalists to hear the accomplished performances of their peers."


Contact: Rebekah Demaree, Department of Performing and Visual Arts, (608) 342-1041, demareer@uwplatt.edu

Written by: Laurie Hamer, College of Liberal Arts and Education, (608) 342-6191, hamerl@uwplatt.edu


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