Student musicians display composition and performance talents in spring recitals

Published by Concordia University, Nebraska 1 year ago on Fri, Mar 29, 2019 11:24 AM
Concordia’s Spring Composers Recital showcases music students at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the Recital Hall of the Music Center on campus.

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Concordia University, Nebraska, will hold its Spring Composer Recital at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the Recital Hall of the Music Center on campus. 

Seven students have composed original pieces for the Composer Recital. The recital comprises a variety of music written for vocals, piano, winds, strings and drums.

“This recital is a great opportunity for the student composers to practice organizing a performance by recruiting performers and leading rehearsals of their own music,” said David von Kampen, music instructor in composition. “All of the music has been composed or arranged this semester, so every piece in the recital is a world premiere.”

The music is listed alphabetically below with the composer first, followed by the performers (listed alphabetically by state, city and then last name): 

“Closet Prayer”

Composed and conducted by Thomas Johnson, senior, Omaha, Neb.

Text by Carrie Black, sophomore, Highlands Ranch, Colo.

Bethany Schilling, junior, Littleton, Colo., soprano I

Bethany Zeckzer, freshman, New Haven, Ind., alto I

Elizabeth Lange, junior, Topeka, Kan., alto II

Brooke Ann Duerr, freshman, Warren, Mich., alto II

Emma Brand, junior, Springfield, Mo., alto I

Megan Kroeker, sophomore, Henderson, Neb., soprano II

Rebekah Guilford, freshman, Lincoln, Neb., soprano II

Cecilia Minchow, freshman, Lincoln, Neb., soprano II

Shanda Fujan, sophomore, Oakland, Neb., soprano I

Keziah Bruns, sophomore, Waco, Neb., alto I

Melinda Buhler, senior, Fort Worth, Texas, soprano I

Sarah Benz, sophomore, Campbellsport, Wis., alto II

 

“Groovin’ ”

Composed and performed by Brandon Holmes, junior, Waconia, Minn., trumpet

Gabriel Jofre, junior, Sterling, Colo., saxophone

Thomas Johnson, senior, Omaha, Neb., piano

Trevor Fiala, sophomore, Valley Park, Mo., bass

Matthew Goltl, junior, Wichita, Kan., drums

 

“Pieces for Children: I. Good Morning, IV. With Friends, III. Naptime”

Composed and performed by Caleb Silcott, senior, Seward, Neb., piano

 

“Stand Behind the Savior”
Composed and performed by Shelby Todd, freshman, Staplehurst, Neb., vocals and guitar

Whitney Borchardt, freshman, Henning, Minn., vocals and banjo

Shanda Fujan, sophomore, Oakland, Neb., vocals

Noelle Buller, freshman, Omaha, Neb., violin

Jazmyn Yates, senior, Omaha, Neb., vocals

Noah Freeman, sophomore, Bend, Ore., piano

 

“The Day Thou Gavest”

Arranged and performed by Rebekah Guilford, freshman, Lincoln, Neb., trumpet II

Danae Welling, senior, Ashland, Neb., tuba

Hannah Birtell, sophomore, Holdrege, Neb., horn 

Lydia Jeppesen, senior, Pleasant Dale, Neb., trumpet I

Karissa Ternus, freshman, Valley Springs, S.D., trombone

 

“Uphill Heart”

Composed, conducted and performed by Jacob Sumpter, senior, Superior, Neb., tenor

Olivia Proctor, freshman, Glendale, Ariz., alto

Bethany Schilling, junior, Littleton, Colo., soprano

Bethany Zeckzer, freshman, New Haven, Ind., alto

August Bollhagen, freshman, Hampton, Iowa, bass

Josiah Schultz, senior, Bay City, Mich., tenor

Zachary Mueller, freshman, Frankenmuth, Mich., bass

Max Johnston, sophomore, White Bear Lake, Minn., bass

Danae Welling, senior, Ashland, Neb., soprano

Alyssa Hoeft, sophomore, Garland, Neb., alto

Caleb Silcott, senior, Seward, Neb., piano

Tabitha Ristvedt, freshman, Utica, Neb., soprano

 

“You Will Not Abandon My Soul”

Composed, conducted and performed by Bethany Zeckzer, freshman, New Haven, Ind., alto

August Bollhagen, freshman, Hampton, Iowa, bass

Zachary Mueller, freshman, Frankenmuth, Mich., bass

Brooke Ann Duerr, freshman, Warren, Mich., soprano

Garret Drews, freshman, Fremont, Neb., tenor

Trent Bruntz, freshman, Hastings, Neb., tenor

Rebekah Guilford, freshman, Lincoln, Neb., alto

Cecilia Minchow, freshman, Lincoln, Neb., soprano

Thomas Johnson, senior, Omaha, Neb., bass

Avery Kesar, sophomore, Omaha, Neb., bass

Tabitha Ristvedt, freshman, Utica, Neb., soprano

Noah Freeman, sophomore, Bend, Ore., tenor

Sarah Benz, sophomore, Campbellsport, Wis., alto

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