Ashland University Junior Recitals Featuring Woodwinds and a Soprano

2/2/11 ASHLAND, OH -- The Department of Music at Ashland University will present two junior recitals in February that will feature woodwind instrumentalists and a soprano.

On Thursday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m., Emily Geib, clarinet; Margaret Couts, oboe; and Lisa Mongiardo, flute, will perform with accompanists Pavlina Draganova and Susan Gregg along with guest performer Denise Baker on bassoon. While all are music education majors, Geib is a graduate of Waynedale High School in Apple Creek, Ohio; Couts is a graduate of Rutherford B. Hayes High School in Delaware, Ohio; and Mongiardo graduated from Edison High School in Collins, Ohio.

Soprano Chanae Curtis and clarinetist Jonathan Barko will present their joint recital on Thursday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. with accompaniment by Pavlina Dragnova. Pursuing her bachelor of arts in music with an applied emphasis, Curtis graduated from Cleveland Heights High School. Barko is a music education major from Concord, Ohio, and graduated from Mentor High School.

The recitals are held in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall, and are free and open to the public.  For more information about these recitals, visit the web site at www.ashland.edu/music<http://www.ashland.edu/music> or contact Tricia Applegate, coordinator of performing arts publicity and events, at 419-289-5950 or tapplega@ashland.edu<mailto:tapplega@ashland.edu>.

Ashland University (www.ashland.edu<http://www.ashland.edu>) is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.