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Performing Arts slates final 2013 student recitals

The Alfred University Division of Performing Arts presents two final spring 2013 student recitals on Sunday, May 5 at 3 p.m. and Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. Both programs are in Howell Hall and open to the public free of charge.

The Sunday performances will feature a number of instrumental and vocal pieces by students from the studios of Dr. Luanne Crosby, professor of voice and chorus; Laurel Buckwalter, University carillonneur and music specialist; and Rebecca Weaver, adjunct music instructor.

Student performers include Eugenia Meltzer, violin; Rebecca Smith, piano; Mark Anderson, tenor; Allison Burrell, mezzo soprano; Jessica McCallops, piano; Nate Gibson, baritone; Emma Gromelski, piano; Jessica Seyfried, soprano; O.J. Shepard, tenor; Alyssa Hansen, piano; Cami Leisk, soprano; Janet Dong, soprano; Bo Pang, piano; and Pattilyn McLaughlin, soprano. Pieces will include those composed by W.A. Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Ludwig van Beethoven.

The Tuesday recital will continue with various vocal and instrumental pieces performed by Jacalyn DeValue, soprano; Kelley Donahue, soprano; Jacob Arduino, baritone; Laura Burke, soprano; Corissa Fanning, soprano; Julia Duncan, mezzo-soprano; Rebecca Montelli, piano; Becca Hayes, soprano; Bellisant Corcoran Mathe, soprano; Holly Durand, soprano; and Julie Verdonne, soprano.

These performers will present a number of pieces from well-known composers including Mozart, Hank Williams, Joni Mitchell, Gabriel Faure, and more. Students involved in this recital are from the studios of Buckwalter; Crosby; and adjunct instructors Amanda Robbins, Kelly Perkins, and Weaver.

Crosby earned a DMA in vocal performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music/Case Western Reserve University and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in music education the State University of New York at Fredonia. She has sung professionally in a number of groups and has worked with the Cleveland Opera, Aspen Opera Theater, the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, and the Fredonia Chamber Players. She is also featured as a soloist on the CD “With Heart and Voice: Anthems Across America” with Madrigalia, a Rochester-based chamber choir.

Buckwalter, who will be the accompanist for both recitals, graduated from Houghton College with a major in music and Alfred University with a master of science degree in education.