Music Honors Recital
In the spring term of each academic year, the chair of the Music Department requests that professors in each of the applied areas (voice, piano, guitar and all band/orchestra instruments) submit the names of outstanding performers in their studios. These recommended students then compete for a performing space on the annual Honors Recital. The Music Department faculty members audition the students and only the top performers are selected to appear in this recital.
|James Casillas graduated with a B.A. in music and was a student of Professor Patricia Lee, director of keyboard studies.|
|Evan Pannkuk graduated with a double major music and business. He was a student of Adjunct Cello Professor Emily Mantell.|
|Kojelyte Johnson, soprano, and Andrea Caruso, mezzo-soprano, graduated with honors following their performance on Honors Recital. Andrea has now completed the master of music degree in vocal performance at Chicago College Conservatory of Music at Roosevelt University. They were both undergraduate students of Professor Jan E. Bickel, director of Vocal Studies.|
|Percussionist Nicholas Casas graduated with a music education degree and is currently in graduate school. Nick was a student of Adjunct Percussion Professor Brett Baxter.|
|Flutists Rachel Dalrymple and Sara Turk were students of Professor Martha M. Morris,
director of instrumental studies and music education. Rachel graduated with honors,
earning a double degree in music and communications following her performance on this
Honors Recital. She is currently in graduate school working toward a master's degree
in flute performance.
Sara Turk graduated with a degree in psychology, while minoring in music with the flute as her instrument of performance. She has joined the workforce, utilizing her major in psychology, but she continues to play the flute.