February's Senior Recitals Feature Flutist, Baritone and Tenor

1/31/13 ASHLAND, Ohio - The Department of Music at Ashland University presents three senior recitals in February featuring a flutist, a baritone and a tenor.  All of the recitals are free and open to the public and are held in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall in the Center for the Arts (formerly known as the Arts & Humanities Building).

Flutist Lisa Mongiardo begins the February senior recitals on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 3 p.m. She will be accompanied by pianist Susan Gregg for her program, which includes music by Handel, Bloch, Colquhoun and Godard. She is a music education major from Collins, Ohio, a graduate of Edison High School and studies privately with flute instructor Jane Berkner.

At 5 p.m. on Feb. 10, baritone Bret O. Cowden will be accompanied by pianist Pavlina Draganova. Cowden will perform pieces from Handel, Mozart and Beethoven to Rodgers & Hammerstein. He is a music major with a theatre minor and studies privately with Voice Professor Stephanie Sikora. He is a graduate of United Local High School and is from Paris, Ohio. 

Tenor Derek Jackenheimer presents his senior recital on Sunday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. He is a resident of Ashland and graduate of Ashland High School. He is a music education major and studies privately with vocal instructor Denise Howell. He will be accompanied by pianist Deb Logan.

For more information about the music department and a full events schedule, 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 2013, 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. ###