Senior Recital by Ethan Baker Set for Oct. 29

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The Delta State University Department of Music will present Ethan Baker in his senior saxophone recital at 1:40 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in the recital hall of the Bologna Performing Arts Center.

Physical attendance is limited to invitation-only; however, the event will also be available for viewing via livestreams on the department’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Baker is a senior saxophone education/performance major from Senatobia, Miss. He studies with DSU’s Associate Professor of Music Dr. Bret Pimentel.

Baker transferred from Northwest Mississippi Community College, where he studied under Jennifer Whitehead. At NWCC, he graduated with highest honors and was a member of the Hall of Fame.

Since entering DSU in 2018, he has been involved with the Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Saxophone Quartet/Trio and Flute Ensemble.

Baker has performed in the Honors Recital, placed honorable mention in the Music Teacher National Association regional competition with the DSU Saxophone Quartet and placed second in the DSU Chamber Competition as a saxophone and euphonium duet.

A member of the  President’s List for his entire collegiate career, Baker is also a member of the North American Saxophone Association, National Association for Music Education, Phi Theta Kappa Honor’s Society and Pi Kappa Lambda Honor’s Society.

Baker will be performing compositions by Jean-Baptiste Singelée, Ida Gotkovsky, Anthony O’Toole, Anthony R. Green, Robert Muczynski, Walter Hartley, Giacomo Puccini, and Ralph Hermann.


Zathomasious Jones Junior Recital Slated for Oct. 22 at BPAC

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Zathomasious Jones, a countertenor majoring in vocal performance and music education, will perform his junior recital at 1:40 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, in the recital hall of the Bologna Performing Arts Center.

The recital, presented by Delta State University’s Department of Music, is free and open to the public.  A live stream of the performance will also be made available via Facebook Live.

A native of Horn Lake, Miss., Jones is the son of Katrina Miller and Thomas Jones. Since attending DSU in 2018, he has performed with the DSU Chorale, DSU Chamber singers and the DSU Opera and Musical Theater program.

One of Jones’s most memorable moments so far during his undergraduate career has been performing with a live orchestra, singing the “Qui Sedes” aria from Vivaldi’s “Gloria in D Major”.

Jones, a student of Dr. Jamie Dahman, will be performing arias and art songs by Fredric Handel, Florence B. Price, Claude Debussy, Gabriel Faure and Antonio Vivaldi.

To view the recital via Facebook Live, visit