Violinist Kimberly Hain Performs Faculty Recital with Pianist Megan Barth

2/15/11 ASHLAND, OH -- The Department of Music at Ashland University presents a faculty recital on Thursday, Feb. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall featuring violinist Kimberly Hain with pianist Megan Barth. The performance is free and open to the public.

Featured pieces for the concert include Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 5 in F, Op. 24 "Spring," Brahms' Violin Sonata No. 2 in A, Op. 100, and a solo piano performance of Schubert's Drei Klavierstucke D. 946.

Hain received her bachelor's degree in music education from Cedarville University in Ohio, her master's degree in violin performance from the University of Northern Colorado, and her D.M.A from Florida State University where she studied with Beth Newdome. She recently moved to Kent to begin working on a second master's degree in chamber music under the coaching of the Miami String Quartet.

Along with playing second violin in the Aidan Quartet, Hain has performed in several orchestras including the Greeley Philharmonic, Fort Collins Symphony, Cheyenne Symphony, and the Tallahassee Symphony. She has attended the National Orchestral Institute for three summers, Kent/Blossom music festival 2009, and served on faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in 2007 and 2008.

Barth is a native of Mt. Gilead, Ohio, who is quickly establishing herself as both a versatile performer and a pedagogue. Barth recently received her master's of music in piano performance from Kent State University under the tutelage of Donna Lee and Joela Jones. She earned her B.A. from Ashland University under Elizabeth Pastor. Along with performing throughout northeast Ohio, Barth serves as an active accompanist for students at Kent State University and Ashland University.

For more information about the recital, visit the Web site at www.ashland.edu/music<http://www.ashland.edu/music> 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.