Matthew Johnson To Present Senior Recital

Assisted by saxophone and flute groups and vocalists

October 30, 2017

Matthew Johnson, a senior saxophonist at Central Methodist University’s Swinney Conservatory of Music, will present his senior recital on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 4 p.m. in the Kountz Recital Hall on the Fayette campus.

Johnson will be joined by the CMU Saxophone Quartet, including Josh Stettes (sophomore music education major from Pacific), Josh Miller (senior music education major from Waynesville), Tiffany Hankins (senior music education major from Clifton Hill), and Dr. Ron Shroyer, dean emeritus of the Conservatory;

The CMU Flute Choir, composed of Ki-Jana Blount (senior criminal justice major from Saint Robert), Katie Ince (freshman early childhood major from Labadie), Cheyenne Knech (junior criminal justice major from Lawson), Mikaela Lewis (senior music education major from Harrisburg), Desirae Martin (freshman pre-declared major from Hallsville),

Samantha Reid (freshman music education major from Holt), Samantha Shively (senior music education major from Hunnewell), Abbey Sorrel (freshman chemistry major from Columbia), Haley Thoma (junior nursing major from Boonville), and Kelsey Wolfmeier (freshman music major from Columbia);

and vocalists McKenna Nelson (senior music major from Macon), soprano, and Emily Day (senior music major from Wellsville), mezzo-soprano. They will be accompanied by Mary Jane Nance on the piano.

The program will include “Sonata Movements (Allegro and Vivace)” by Bernhard Heiden; “Laudamus te” by Vivaldi; “Sonntagsmorgen” by Mendelssohn; “Ah how lovely, sweet and dear” by John Eccles; “Oboe Concerto in C (Allegro Aperto and Allegretto)” by Mozart, translated by Ron Shroyer; “Jewish Folk Dance Suite (Mayim, Mayim; Hinei Mah Tov, and Havah Nagilah)” arranged by Phyllis Louke; and “Arabesque No. 1” by Debussy and arranged by Kin-ichi Nakamura.

Johnson is a student of Dr. Shroyer and presents this recital in partial fulfillment of the Bachelor of Music Education degree.