Guest Artists Perform ‘Songs Of Beethoven’

Guest Artists Perform ‘Songs Of Beethoven’

3/12/14 ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University Department of Music presents a guest artist recital titled “Songs of Beethoven,” on Thursday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

This recital will feature sopranos Stephanie Sikora, Ashland University professor of voice, and Dr. Katharine DeBoer; tenor Timothy Johnson; and James Meadors on the guitar. This program of Beethoven songs with guitar transcriptions by James Meadors is presented in approximate chronological order by poet, which generally correlates with the order in which Beethoven set the texts. Of Beethoven’s 66 songs composed for accompaniment by the (then) new pianoforte, Meadors’ transcriptions favor those that are most adaptable to guitar.

Two master classes also will be offered by guitarists Dr. Meadors and Dr. DeBoer on March 20. The two sessions will be located in the Center for the Arts at 10:50 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. in Rm. 102 and 12:15 to 1:05 p.m. in Rm. 242. These classes are free and open to public observation.

For more information about this event or other music department events, visit or contact Tricia Applegate, coordinator of performing arts publicity and events, at 419-289-5950 or   

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