A Mezzo-Soprano and Baritone Performing Senior Recitals at Ashland University

3/25/11 ASHLAND, OH -- Senior music majors Emily Hoernschemeyer and Bryon Black will present their senior recitals on Sunday, April 3, in Ashland University's Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. The recitals are free and open to the public.

Performing as a mezzo-soprano, Hoernschemeyer's recital is scheduled at 3 p.m. and will feature works by Brahms, Debussy, Saint-Saens, Rossini and Ben Moore. She will be assisted by Pavlina Draganova on piano. A graduate of Canton High School (Canton, Mich.), Hoernschemeyer is a double major at Ashland University in creative writing and vocal performance.

Black, a baritone, will perform at 5 p.m. with assistance from Pavlina Draganova on piano; Kara Minton, soprano; James Slike, bass; and Ali Powell, trumpet. His program will include Handel's "The Trumpet Shall Sound" from "Messiah"; Mozart's "Crudel! Perche finora" from "Le Nozze Di Figaro"; and Gounod's "Avant de quitter ces lieux" from "Faust." Black is a vocal music education major from Akron, Ohio, and a graduate of Firestone High School for Visual and Performing Arts.

For more information about these performances, visit www.ashland.edu<http://www.ashland.edu> 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.