March 5, 2010
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History will continue this season’s Collegiate Series with a concert performance by Marshall University’s Faculty Brass Quintet on Tuesday, March 16. The program will take place in the Norman L. Fagan West Virginia State Theater at the Culture Center, State Capitol Complex in Charleston at 7 p.m. The evening’s performance is free and the public is invited to attend.
The concert will consist of such classic musical selections as Hodie by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Partita Miniatura by Robert Lichtenberger, Grainger Suite by Percy Grainger and Quintet No. 1 by Victor Ewald.
The Faculty Brass Quintet consists of Dr. Martin Saunders, associate professor of trumpet and jazz, trumpet; Briana Blankenship, trumpet; Dr. Stephen Lawson, professor of horn and music theory, horn; Dr. Michael Stroeher, professor of trombone and euphonium, trombone; and Dr. George Palton, instructor of tuba, tuba. The ensemble performs regularly in concerts, festivals, schools, and churches throughout West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.
The Marshall University Department of Music is housed in the Smith Music Building and Jomie Jazz Center. These facilities house the newly renovated Smith Recital Hall and classrooms, a 24-track recording facility, music technology lab, music library, practice rooms and faculty offices. The department’s faculty includes 21 full-time, 15 adjunct and five staff positions. The faculty has achieved regional, national and international recognition for its teaching, performing, composition and scholarship. The Marshall University Department of Music is a fully accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
For more information, contact Jacqueline Proctor, deputy commissioner for the Division, at (304) 558-0220.
The Collegiate Series consists of performances and lectures by students and faculty from West Virginia’s colleges and universities. First Lady Gayle Manchin is the host of the program.
The West Virginia Division of Culture and History, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, brings together the state’s past, present and future through programs and services in the areas of archives and history, the arts, historic preservation and museums. Its administrative offices are located at the Culture Center in the State Capitol Complex in Charleston, which also houses the state archives and state museum. The Culture Center is West Virginia’s official showcase for the arts. The agency also operates a network of museums and historic sites across the state. For more information about the Division’s programs, visit www.wvculture.org. The Division of Culture and History is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.