FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 02/14/11
Public Information Coordinator
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Southern Utah University
Photo: Jessica Lindsey. Credit: Courtesy of Jessica Lindsey
FOR CALENDAR EDITORS: JESSICA LINDSEY, CLARINETIST, MASTER CLASS
WHAT: A featured performer and accomplished clinician, clarinetist Jessica Lindsey will participate in a master class of the instrument and will perform in two recitals with SUU’s Dr. Christian Bohnenstengel, piano, in a two-day series of musical events. The master class will take place at 3:00pm on Friday, February 25, 2011, and two mini-recitals will be performed on 12:00pm and 2:30pm on Saturday, February 26th.
WHO: Southern Utah University, College of Performing and Visual Arts, Music Department
WHEN: Master Class: Friday, February 25, 2011 / Recitals: Saturday, February 26, 2011
TIME: Master Class: 3:00pm / Recitals: 12:00pm & 2:30pm
WHERE: Thorley Recital Hall, Music Building, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT
TICKETS: Phone: Arts Hotline: (435) 865-8800 or visit: www.suu.edu/arts
PRICES: Free and the General Public is encouraged to attend.
SUU’S MUSIC DEPT. OFFERS CLARINET MASTER CLASS
ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2011
AND RECITALS ON SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2011
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah: A featured performer and accomplished clinician, clarinetist Jessica Lindsey will participate in a master class of the instrument and will perform in two recitals with SUU’s Dr. Christian Bohnenstengel, piano, in a two-day series of musical events. The master class will take place at 3:00pm on Friday, February 25, 2011, and two mini-recitals will be performed on 12:00pm and 2:30pm on Saturday, February 26th. Both events will be held in Thorley Recital Hall in the Music Building at Southern Utah University. The master class is free and the public is invited to attend to observe SUU students perform for Lindsey. Both recitals are free as well and open to the public.
Jessica Lindsey currently resides in Boulder, Colorado where she is working on the Doctorate of Musical Arts in Clarinet Pedagogy and Performance. From 2004 to 2010, Ms. Lindsey held positions at Concordia University of Nebraska, Doane College, and Nebraska Wesleyan University where she taught applied clarinet and music-related courses. Ms. Lindsey maintains an active schedule as a clinician and performer; since 2004 she has presented clinics, recitals, and chamber music concerts in Colorado, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Lindsey is a featured soloist with the New Music Agency (newmusicagency.org) and a founding member of the Spatial Forces Duo with clarinetist Christy Banks. Through her membership in these ensembles, Ms. Lindsey champions the cause of new music, continually seeking out commissions and works by living composers. Ms. Lindsey completed a Bachelor of Arts in Music (2002) and a Masters of Music (2004) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Her primary teachers include Mr. Daniel Silver, Dr. Diane Barger, and Dr. John Klinghammer.
Dr. Christian Bohnenstengel received his Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, in piano performance from Missouri Western State University. He was awarded the MWSU Foundation Piano Scholarship, the Presidential and STAR Scholarships, as well as the Scholastic Key Award. Dr. Bohnenstengel received the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His teachers included Jerry Anderson and Mark Clinton, piano, and Quentin Faulkner, harpsichord and organ. He received UNL Hixson-Lied travel grants to study with Christoph Lieske at the Internationale Sommerakademie Mozarteum in Salzburg during the summer of 2005 and to study and perform at the Ameropa Chamber Music Festival in Prague in 2006. He previously taught at UNL and Doane College. Dr. Bohnenstengel has received numerous honors, awards and prizes. He won Second Prize in the Missouri Music Teachers Association Collegiate Honors Piano Auditions in November 2000. The following year, he was named Winner of the Best Performance Helen Trapp Award and won Second Prize in the Missouri Music Teachers Association Collegiate Honors Organ Auditions. In 2003, he won Second Prize in the Nebraska division of the MTNA Young Artist Performance Competition. Dr. Bohnenstengel appeared in master classes with Rita Sloan, Blanca Uribe, Ann Schein, and Murray Perahia, among others. His recent concert calendar includes recitals with flutists John Bailey and Javier Montilla in Venezuela and a performance at the Sommernachtsmusik in Moegglingen, Germany, an open air concert with an audience of more than 1,500. He also appeared as guest soloist in Mozart's Piano Concerto in C major, K415 with the MWSU Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Bohnenstengel is currently teaching at Southern Utah University.
SUU’s Department of Music offers you the unique opportunity to experience a master class and witness a gifted musician work with young talent, as well as listening to the unique collaboration between an outstanding clarinetist and equally accomplished pianist. For more information on the SUU College of Performing and Visual Arts events, please call the Arts Hotline at (435) 865-8800, or visit www.suu.edu/arts.
ABOUT THE COLLEGE
The Southern Utah University College of Performing and Visual Arts is comprised of nationally accredited departments of Art and Design, Music, Theatre Arts and Dance, as well as a graduate program in Arts Administration. The College offers 16 different degree areas, including liberal arts Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees; professional Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Fine Arts in art and theatre degrees; and a Master of Fine Arts in Arts Administration degree. More than 60 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged in teaching and mentoring over 550 majors in the College. Over 1100 students enroll each year in over 195 arts classes on the SUU campus. The College presents nearly 100 performances, lectures, presentations, and exhibitions each year. The College’s affiliate organizations include the Braithwaite Fine Arts Gallery, American Folk Ballet, Utah Shakespearean Festival, the performance group Acclamation, and the SUU Ballroom Dance Company. For more information about the College of Performing and Visual Arts, contact the Office of the Dean (435) 865-8561, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.