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The Delta State University Department of Music will present guest artist Wayne Linehan, trumpeter with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and Dr. Douglas Mark, assistant professor of low brass, in a faculty recital on Tuesday, February 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Bologna Performing Arts Center.
Mark and Linehan will be joined by Dr. Jung-Won Shin, associate professor of piano.
The program, entitled “A Brass Menagerie,” will feature compositions written for trumpet, trombone and piano. The first selection on the program comes from the early Italian Baroque period. The work is entitled “Canzon La Salvoldi a 2” and was composed by Giovanni Battista Riccio. The rest of the recital showcases selections by contemporary American composers. The second work of the concert is Boris Blacher’s seven movement “Divertimento” for trombone, trumpet and piano. Each movement of the work provides the listener with a different texture. The next work is “Post Cards,” for trombone, cornet and piano, by Dexter Morrill. The inspiration for the piece was drawn from a variety of 19th century American civil war tunes, which are incorporated throughout the five movements of the work.
The second half of the performance will include selected movements from David Borden’s “Dialogues” for trombone and trumpet. The concert will conclude with Eric Ewazen’s four movement work entitled “An Elizabethan Songbook.”
Linehan holds degrees from The State University College at Fredonia, New York (Bachelor of Music in Education) and the State University of New York at Buffalo (Master of Fine Arts in Trumpet Performance), and is currently working on his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Southern Mississippi. Mr. Linehan has been an active performer since securing the position of Second Trumpet with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra in 1983, performing with Capital Brass, MSO Brass Quintet, Mississippi Opera, Meridian Symphony Orchestra, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, and the International Ballet Competition Orchestra. He has also played with the Chattanooga Symphony, the Memphis Symphony Orchestra and the Missouri Chamber Orchestra (MOSSPAC). Before moving to Jackson, Wayne played with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (extra trumpet), the Buffalo Pops Orchestra (principal trumpet), Johnny Mathis (lead trumpet), and the New York production of Camelot with Richard Harris (principal trumpet). Mr. Linehan is also an adjunct professor of music at Mississippi College where he teaches brass methods and trumpet lessons, and directs the Jazz Ensemble.
Linehan’s conducting experience has been diverse. He organized and conducted the Jackson Trumpet Ensemble and the Mississippi Brass Choir, he has been a band director at the college, high school and junior high levels for an aggregate 13 years, and he conducted a professional orchestra made up of MSO personnel for St. James Episcopal Church’s celebration of Epiphany “Baroque by Candlelight” for two years. Wayne conducts the Mississippi College Jazz Ensemble and has been Music Director and Conductor of the Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra since 2001.
Mark provides instruction in applied low brass, and directs the DSU brass ensemble. He has held similar positions at the Hochstein School of Music, Hamilton College, Nazareth College, and Colgate University, all located in western NY.
In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Mark has performed with several orchestras, including the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Syracuse Symphony Orchestra and the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. Locally, he has performed with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Tupelo Symphony and the Delta Symphony. He has been an artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts. An advocate of community music projects, Mark has participated in the NEA Chamber Music Rural Residency in Liberal, KS. He has performed internationally in Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Russia and Taiwan.
Dr. Jung-Won Shin has appeared as an active solo and collaborative pianist with a large range of repertoire for solo, vocal, and chamber music at recitals and concerts in the U.S. and Korea. She has been selected as a prizewinner or finalist at several solo, chamber music, and concerto competitions, such as the Kankakee International Piano Concerto Competition, and the Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition.
Shin’s recent solo and collaborative performances have been presented at College Music Society international and regional conferences, Yamaha Artist Services in New York, the Orford Summer Music Academy and Festival in Canada, the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Murray State University, South Carolina State University, and several other universities and concert halls in the United States and Korea. She has also appeared as a clinician at master classes at high schools and colleges in the U. S. and Korea, and as an adjudicator for many competitions such as Music Teachers National Association’s local and state competitions.
Shin has earned degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Indiana University, and Seoul National University. She has studied piano with Ian Hobson, Jeremy Denk, and Hyung-Joon Chang and collaborative performance (chamber music) with Leonard Hokanson, Mauricio Fuks, Ik-Hwan Bae, Alan Bennett, Nelli Shkolnikova, and Suren Bagratuni. Recently, her collaborative CDs, Franck and Fauré Sonatas with violinist Sue-Jean Park and Chansons de la Nuit (Centaur Records) with Soprano Amy Yeung have been released. Shin is currently Associate Professor of Piano at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi.
The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Music Department at (662) 846-4615.