Ashland University Senior Clarinet Recital, Student Chamber and Jazz Ensembles Concerts Slated For Next Week

11/8/11 ASHLAND, OH -- The Department of Music at Ashland University will host several concerts next week including a senior clarinet recital, student chamber ensembles recital and a performance from the University Jazz combos. All of these performances are free and open to the public.

The busy week of music begins on Sunday, Nov. 13, at 3 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall with senior music education major Emily Geib presenting her senior recital on clarinet.  A graduate of Waynedale High School in Apple Creek, Ohio, Geib begins her program with Germaine Tailleferre's "Arabesque" followed by Aaron Copland's three-movement Sonata for clarinet and piano and concluding with Felix Mendelssohn's Concertpiece No. 1, op. 113. She will be assisted by Pavlina Draganova on piano and Jonathan Barko on clarinet.

The evening of Thursday, Nov. 17, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall with a student ensemble recital featuring the Ashland University woodwind and clarinet ensembles directed by Dr. Thomas Reed, and the string ensemble led by Lindsay Brown. At 9 p.m., the Jazz combos will perform at the Eagles' Landing student lounge in the Hawkins-Conard Student Center. The combos are under the direction of Dr. Scott Garlock and Jeff Neitzke.

For more information about these concerts, visit the Web site at www.ashland.edu/music or contact Tricia Applegate, coordinator of performing arts publicity and events, at 419-289-5950 or tapplega@ashland.edu.

Ashland University, ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report's National Universities category for 2012, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) 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.