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Rushing will present his senior recital on April 2.

Rushing offers senior recital

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The Delta State University Department of Music presents Joshua Mathew Rushing in his senior music recital April 2 at 1:40 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Bologna Performing Arts Center.

Rushing, a music education major, is the son of John and Karen Rushing of Saucier, Miss. He is a euphonium student under Dr. Douglas Mark, associate professor of music. Rushing transferred to Delta State from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, and since coming to Delta State, he has performed with the DSU Wind Ensemble, the DSU Symphonic Band, the Pride of the Delta Marching Band, the DSU Pep Band, the DSU Low Brass Ensemble, the Delta Singers and the African Community Drumming Experience. He is an active member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

Rushing will be performing works by Franz Shubert, Kevin McKee and Walter Ross and will be accompanied by Dr. Kumiko Shimizu, faculty collaborative pianist and associate professor of music. The recital is free and open to the public.

For more information, please call (662) 846-4615.

 

Patricia Thomas performs her senior recital April 17 at 1:30 p.m. at the Bologna Performing Arts Center.

Thomas to perform senior recital

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The Delta State University Department of Music presents Patricia Thomas in her senior voice capstone recital April 17  at 1:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Bologna Performing Arts Center. The performance is free and open to the public.

Thomas, a senior voice major from Greenville, is the daughter of Casonda Thomas and Paul Griffin. She studies with Dr. Chad Payton. Since entering Delta State in 2008, she has been involved with DSU Chorale, Delta Singers, Chamber Singers, DSU Marching Band, DSU Pep Band, DSU Steel Band, DSU Opera and DSU Community Drumming and Dance Experience. She has performed with the DSU Choral at Carnegie Hall under the direction of conductor and composer Eric Whitacre. Thomas is also involved with Mu Phi Epsilon and a servant team member with the DSU Wesley Foundation.

Thomas will present a lecture about the historic Lincoln Memorial Concert of Civil Rights and activist Marian Anderson, and she will sing the repertoire of that event.

For more information on the Department of Music and bands at Delta State, contact 662-846-4615.

 

Dr. Liza Cope (left), Elisabetta Zengaro, Megan Mayfield and Morgan Maloney were inducted today into Delta State University's chapter of Kappa Mu Epsilon mathematics honor society.

Kappa Mu Epsilon welcomes newest members

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An induction ceremony into Kappa Mu Epsilon mathematics honor society was held today at Delta State University to recognize some of the university’s brightest math students and faculty.

This year’s inductees included Dr. Liza Cope, Elisabetta Zengaro, Megan Mayfield and Morgan Maloney.

The chapters’ members are selected from students of mathematics and other closely related fields who have maintained standards of scholarship, have professional merit and have attained academic distinction. Both men and women are eligible for membership. Faculty members are also eligible for induction.

Clifton Wingard, professor of mathematics and department chair for the Department of Mathematics said, “Kappa Mu Epsilon is a highly-respected honor society. The students who are being inducted into the chapter this year have distinguished themselves in academics, and in particular, mathematics. The Mathematics Department is especially proud of these students.”

According to the KMU website, the honor society was established to promote the interest of mathematics among undergraduate students. Its chapters are located in colleges and universities of recognized standing which offer a strong mathematics major.

The website also states the primary purposes of being a member of Kappa Mu Epsilon are to further the interests of mathematics in those schools which place their primary emphasis on undergraduate programs; to help undergraduate students realize the important role that mathematics has played in the development of civilization; to develop an appreciation of the power and beauty possessed by mathematics, due, mainly, to its demand for logical and rigorous modes of thought; to provide a society for the recognition of outstanding achievement in the study of mathematics at the undergraduate level; and to disseminate the knowledge of mathematics and familiarize its members with the current progress in this important area of human interest.

For more information about the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Mathematics, call 662-846-4475.

Pianists Sylvia Hong and Michael Rector will present a guest piano duo on April 7.

Guest piano duo recital planned

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The Department of Music of Delta State University will present a guest piano duo recital by pianists Sylvia Hong and Michael Rector April 7 at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Bologna Performing Arts Center.  This recital will feature works from two pianos and piano four hands by John Adams, Francis Poulenc, Claude Debussy and Sergei Rachmaninoff .

Hong and Rector have been playing together for eleven years. The first ten were devoted to playing together informally and the last year professionally. Their first public recital together was in February 2012, at the Belhaven University Center for the Arts in Jackson. They have since concertized extensively in the U.S. and abroad.

The pair has achieved considerable success performing for enthusiastic audiences at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., at two sold-out concerts in Busan, Korea and won the 2nd prize and the Abild prize for the best performance of American music in the Ellis Competition for Duo-Pianists, sponsored by the National Federation of Music Clubs in 2013.  Also, a successful campaign on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter.com led to a commission of new music from composer Jonathan Kolm that explores the intersections of science and music.

Rector holds the doctoral degree from Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Phillip Kawin. Currently, he is an instructor of music and artist-in-residence at Oklahoma Panhandle State University. Hong, named by the Korea Times as Musician of the Year for 2012, is currently serving as Assistant Professor of Piano at Belhaven University.

In December 2011 Rector and Hong married. This piano duo recital is free and open to the public. For more information call the Delta State University Department of Music at (662) 846-4615.

Amanda Corkran performs her junior recital April 10 in the Recital Hall at the BPAC.

Corkan to perform junior recital

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The Delta State University Department of Music presents Amanda Corkran in her junior flute recital on April 10 at 1:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Bologna Performing Arts Center. The performance is free and open to the public.

Corkran, a junior flute major from Olive Branch, is the daughter of Charles and Joyce Corkran. She studies with Dr. Shelley Collins, associate professor of flute and music history at Delta State.

Since entering Delta State in 2010, Corkran has been involved with DSU Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Flute Ensemble, Marching Band, Chorale and Delta Singers. She is a member of the Gamma Zeta chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon.

Corkran will be performing compositions by Vivaldi, Taktakishvili and Barber.

For more information on the Department of Music and bands at Delta State, please contact 662-846-4615.