Senior Recital Features Two Male Vocalists

Senior Recital Features Two Male Vocalists

10/17/14 ASHLAND, Ohio – The Department of Music at Ashland University presents a senior vocal recital featuring two male singers on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 4 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall in the Center for the Arts (formerly known as the Arts & Humanities Building). The recital is free and open to the public.

Tenor Caleb Stout and baritone Andrew Shaffer will be assisted by Deb Logan for this concert. Both singers are vocal music education majors and study voice privately with Denise Milner Howell. Stout is a graduate of North Adams High School and is from Winchester, Ohio. Shaffer is a graduate of Wooster High School in the neighboring city of Wooster, Ohio.

The recital program will include solo pieces performed by each vocalist as well as duets. The concert will begin with the duo singing classical songs such as "Santa Lucia," "O sole mio," and "Funiculi, Funicula." Each vocalist will then perform solo selections with Stout singing pieces from Joseph Haydn, Robert Franz, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Richard Hundley and Rick Ian Gordon; and Shaffer performing selections from W. A. Mozart, Jules Massenet, Camille Saint-Saens, Poldowski, Charles Ives, Robert Saari and Roger Quilter. The concert will conclude with a duet of Robert Lopez's "You and Me" from the musical “The Book of Mormon.” 

For more information about the recital or the music department, 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, which has been ranked in the top 200 colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category, 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. ###