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ASU to Host Two Music Master Classes

October 01, 2012

Angelo State University’s Art and Music Department will present two guest musicians conducting master classes on Monday, Oct. 8, and Tuesday, Oct. 9, on the Angelo State University campus.

Li Zhi Yeoh, a doctoral horn teaching fellow at the University of North Texas (UNT), will give a horn master class Oct. 8, at Angelo State University.  The 1 p.m. class is open free to the public in the instrumental rehearsal room of the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building (EFA), 2602 Dena Drive. 

The following day, John Bailey, the Larson Professor of Flute at the University of Nebraska, will conduct a master class from noon-2 p.m., in the Eldon Black Recital Hall, also in the EFA Building.  After his master class, Bailey will present a guest lecture, “What Instrumentalists Can Learn from Great Singers,” at 3:30 p.m. in EFA Room 208.  Then at 7:30 p.m., also in the Eldon Black Recital Hall, Bailey will present a recital of standard flute repertoire by Handel, Reinecke, Larson and Blumer.  All three of Bailey’s events are also open free to the public.

Yeoh, who won the Concerto Competition in 2010, also led the UNT horn quartet performing Schumann’s “Konzertstuck” with orchestra in March 2011 in Denton.  He has performed with the San Angelo Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Elite International Chamber Orchestra, UNT Symphony, Chamber and Baroque Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Malaysia, the Kuala Lumpur Symphony Orchestra and the Dallas Opera Orchestra. 

Bailey, in addition to serving as a flute professor, also plays with the Moran Woodwind Quintet, the resident faculty quintet at Nebraska’s Lincoln School of Music.  He is principal flutist with the Lincoln (Neb.) Symphony, and studied in Vienna, Austria, with Louis Riviere, piccoloist of the Vienna Philharmonic.  Bailey has performed across the country with symphonies and conducted the International Flute Orchestra, made up of 35 professional flutists and teachers, on tour in Greece, China, Spain, Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia, the Baltics and Russia.  He is past president of the National Flute Association, the Beta Chapter of Pi Kappa Lambda and the Great Plains Chapter of the College Music Society.

For more information on the ASU music program and events, call 325-942-2085 or go online to