Department of Music hosts 2nd annual DSU Flute Day

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On Saturday, Feb. 25, the Delta State Department of Music presents the second annual DSU Flute Day, featuring guest artist Dr. Heather Verbeck of the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.

High school, junior college, advanced middle school flutists and alumni will participate in a day of flute clinics, performances and rehearsals, culminating in a final group flute choir concert. Delta State flute professor, Dr. Shelley Collins, will be join Verbeck.

At 2 p.m., Verbeck will perform a guest recital with Dr. Kumiko Shimizu on piano. They will perform works by Clarke, Vine, Doppler and Senchuk.

The concert will take place at 5 p.m., featuring the DSU Wind Quintet, Flute Quartet, Flute Ensemble, and all student participants, conducted by Collins.

Verbeck is an active performer, teacher and arts administrator. She is a member of the flute faculty at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. Appointed in 2003, she teaches undergraduate and graduate flute students.

She is the laureate of several awards and competitions, and was most recently a prizewinner of the 2015 National Flute Association Convention Performers Competition. Additionally, she performed at the 2005, 2008 and 2012 NFA conventions and performed on two concerts at the 2016 NFA convention in San Diego.

Originally from Colorado, Verbeck received a bachelor’s of music from Arizona State University, and a master’s of music and doctorate of musical arts in flute performance from the College-Conservatory of Music.

Both concerts are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Department of Music at 662-846-4615.

Faculty recital March 7 at BPAC Recital Hall

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The Delta State University Department of Music will present Anne-Gaëlle Ravetto (violin) and Dr. Jung-Won Shin (piano) in a faculty recital on Tuesday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Bologna Performing Arts Center.

The concert, titled “French Rêveries: An Evening of Violin Chamber Music,” will feature works by Chausson, Fauré, Messiaen and Ravel.

Ravetto is an adjunct faculty member of the Delta State University Department of Music. She serves as a collaborative artist and maintains a private teaching studio.

Shin is an associate professor of music at Delta State University. She has appeared in concerts in the U.S., Korea, and Canada, performing piano solo and duo works, instrumental chamber works, collaborative vocal works, and choral music.

The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Department of Music at (662) 846.4615.

Test of emergency text system set for Feb. 27

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Delta State University will conduct a test of the OKRA emergency messaging system on Monday (Feb. 27) at 10 a.m. This test will be transmitted as a text and email. The message will state it is a TEST ONLY. Please use this time to review severe weather procedures and procedures for crisis situations.