University A Capella Group Presents Public Concert On April 29

4/18/12 ASHLAND, OH -- The Ashland University Department of Music presents a public concert by its student-led a cappela group Surround Sound on Sunday, April 29, at 8:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

The 10-member ensemble will present a program of Billboard chart hits and an original composition, which have been arranged for a capella by Deke Sharon or Surround Sounds' Brandy Riha. Songs to be performed include Stevie Wonder's “Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours”; Natasha Bedingfield's “Unwritten”; Neil Diamond's “I'm a Believer” as performed by The Monkeys; “I'm Yours/You Belong with Me” as performed by Jason Mraz and Taylor Swift; “This Love” as performed by Maroon 5; “I Want You Back” as performed by The Jackson 5; and “Precipitation,” an original song by Brandy Kay Riha and Kirstan Orgel.  

Performers in Surround Sound are Adam Stuart Beckwith (Vermilion High School, Vermilion, Ohio); Julie Bontempo (North Olmsted High School, North Olmstead, Ohio); Michael Kahle (Pandora-Gilboa High School, Pandora, Ohio); Brandy Riha (Geneva High School, Geneva, Ohio); Emily Springer (River Valley High School, Marion, Ohio); Caleb Stout (North Adams High School, Winchester, Ohio); John Fielding (Glen Oak High School, Canton, Ohio); and Marisa Carafelli, Don Haught and Andrew Shaffer (Wooster High School, Wooster, Ohio), 

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