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Cal Poly Music Faculty Showcase Recital on Oct. 19


Left-to-right, top-to-bottom: Amy Goymerac,
Keith Waibel, Christopher Woodruff, John Astaire
Brynn Albanese, Laura Kramer, Mark Miller
Ken Hustad, Heidi Butterfield, Barbara Spencer
and Paul Woodring

The Cal Poly Music Department will present a faculty showcase recital at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in Room 218 of the Davidson Music Center (No. 45) on campus.

Recital coordinator Christopher J. Woodruff said the intent of the recital is to enable music students to see their instructors perform.

“The recital provides an opportunity to showcase the rich talent embodied by the breadth of Cal Poly applied faculty who devote so much time and energy to our music students,” Woodruff said. “It’s also a chance to introduce some of our new faculty to the San Luis Obispo music community.”

Up to 12 faculty members are slated to perform, including Amy Goymerac, soprano; Brynn Albanese, violin; Heidi Butterfield, oboe; Keith Waibel, clarinet; Laura Kramer, baritone saxophone; Lisa Nauful, bassoon; Mark Miller, trombone; Barbara Spencer, cello; John Astaire, percussion; and Ken Hustad, bass. Woodruff will play trumpet. University organist and staff accompanist Paul Woodring will play piano.

The program will include a variety of works, including the 20th-century works “Valse Miniature” from Serge Koussevitsky’s “Morceaux,” and a movement from Francis Poulenc’s “Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano.” More recent works are Donald Erb’s “Diversion for Two,” Bruce Broughton’s “Oliver’s Birthday” and Matthew Peterson’s “Smooth, Fat, Nasty.” Waibel, Spencer and Woodring will perform a piece by local composer Alan Boehmer titled “Remembrances.”

For information on the recitalists, visit the Music Department’s faculty website.

Music majors at Cal Poly are required to be enrolled in applied, or private, lessons each quarter. Many non-music majors who are enrolled in larger ensembles like the Cal Poly Symphony, Wind Bands and University Jazz Bands also have lessons with faculty.

The recital is open to the public. Admission is $5 at the door. Parking is free after 5 p.m. in the Grand Avenue parking structure (Lot 130). For more information on parking on campus, visit Cal Poly’s Transportation and Parking Services website.

The recital is sponsored by Cal Poly’s Music Department and College of Liberal Arts.

For more information, call the Music Department at 805-756-2406 or visit its calendar website.