Ashland University Vocal Majors Present Junior Recital March 29

3/16/12 ASHLAND, OH -- The Department of Music at Ashland University presents a junior recital with vocalists Bret Cowden and Brandy Kay Riha accompanied by pianist Megan Barth on Thursday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Elizabeth Pastor Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.  


Bret Cowden, a bass-baritone, is a graduate of United Local High School in Hanoverton, Ohio. He is majoring in vocal performance with a minor in theatre. Soprano Brandy Kay Riha is a graduate of Geneva High School in Geneva, Ohio, and is majoring in vocal performance with a minor in music theory.


For more information about the junior recital, visit the Web site at or contact Tricia Applegate, coordinator of performing arts publicity and events, at 419-289-5950 or


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 ( 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.