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ASU Music Prof to Present Recital

October 04, 2012

Dr. Jeff Womack, Angelo State University associate professor of music, will present a bassoon recital on Monday, Oct. 8, in the Carr Education-Fine Arts (EFA) Building, 2602 Dena Drive.

The recital will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the EFA Building’s Eldon Black Recital Hall, and is open free to the public.

The program will include “Songs for Wicked Children” by Amber Ferenz, “Andante and Hungarian Rondo” by Carl Maria von Weber, “Vocalise” by Sergei Rachmaninoff and “Carignane” by Jacques Ibert.   Concluding the performance will be “Trio for Flute, Viola and Bassoon” by Malcolm Arnold.

Womack will be accompanied by Dr. Michael Schneider playing piano, and assisted by Dr. Constance Kelley, ASU flute professor, and Stephen Beall, principal violist with the San Angelo Symphony Orchestra.

Specializing in double reeds and music history, Womack maintains an active performance schedule as bassoonist in the Mesquite Trio, principal bassoon for the San Angelo Symphony Orchestra and substitute bassoon with the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra.  He previously served as second bassoon with the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra in North Dakota, where he also filled the principal oboe chair and played solo English horn.

Additionally, Womack has presented master classes at the Cork Institute of Music in Cork, Ireland, Kansas State University, University of Kentucky and University of Tennessee.  He has also performed at conferences of the International Double Reed Society (IDRS) in 2000, 2003, 2006 and 2007, and most recently at the 2010 IDRS Conference in Norman, Okla., where his composition “Rustic Celebration” for woodwind trio premiered.

For more information, call the ASU Art and Music Department at 325-942-2085.