Copenhaver and Litwiller Return for Guest Recital at CMU

Professors Head and Vandelicht to accompany

Paul Copenhaver, trumpet, and Steve Litwiller, clarinet, will present a guest recital on Saturday, Sept. 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the Willie Mae Kountz Recital Hall on the Fayette campus of Central Methodist University.

The concert is free and the public is encouraged to attend.

The two will be supported by pianist Kelley Head and tenor saxophonist Roy "Skip" Vandelicht, both members of CMU's Swinney Conservatory of Music faculty.

The recital will include "Double Concerto [for Clarinet and Trumpet]" by Gordon Jacob; "Andante Op. 102" by Charles E. Lefebvre; "Promenade" by Robert Clerisse; "Apollo Polka" and "Venus Valse" by Herbert L. Clarke; "Sholem-alekhem, rov Feidman!" by Bela Kovacs; "Concertino in E-flat" by Sacshe (arr. Glover and Lewis); and "Royal Garden Blues" by Clarence Williams and Spencer Williams (arr. Severson).

Copenhaver, who has been teaching music for 41 years, currently serves as band director at St. Pius X School in Moberly. He is widely known as assistant conductor and principal trumpet for the Columbia Community Band. He also plays in the ShowMe Brass Band, the Sauerkraut Serenaders, and the Harmonium Brass Quintet.

He earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Truman State University, and his Master of Education degree from the University of Missouri – Columbia. He has been past president of the Missouri Bandmasters Association (MBA) and joined its Hall of Fame ranks in 2010.

He belongs to the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and the International Trumpet Guild. He has won numerous awards and is respected as an adjudicator and clinician in the Midwest.

Litwiller taught more than 30 years in Missouri's public schools, most of it in Boonville. He currently serves as adjunct professor of music for Central Methodist University. He performs with the Sauerkraut Serenaders, the Boonslick Saxophone Quartet, and the Roadkill Clarinet Quintet.

Litwiller received his Bachelor of Science in Music Education and Master of Education degrees from the University of Missouri – Columbia. He has served as president of the West Central Missouri Music Educators Association and MBA. He is also a veteran adjudicator and clinician.

Both Litwiller and Copenhaver belong to Phi Beta Mu and both have been recognized by the Missouri High School Activities Association as educators of the year.

Kelley Head, who will accompany both Litwiller and Copenhaver, is also an adjunct professor of music at CMU where she teaches applied piano, piano tecniques and music appreciation. She also serves as staff accompanist.

She holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from CMU and a Master of Science in Music Education degree from Missouri State University. She belongs to the Missouri Music Educators Association, NAfME, MBA and Missouri Women Bandmasters Association; and she, too, is known as a fine adjudicator.

Roy "Skip" Vandelicht is well known as the conductor of the CMU Marching and Concert Bands. He has taught fulltime at Central since 2008 after retiring from a 30-year career of teaching high school band, primarily in Fayette; however, he directed Central's Marching Band for a number of years in conjunction with his public school obligations. He will join this concert for performance of the final musical piece.


Posted September 3, 2013