MMTA Competition Recital on November 6

Two musicians headed toward competition

Two students of the Swinney Conservatory of Music will be headlining a recital on Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Willie Mae Kountz Recital Hall on the Fayette campus of Central Methodist University. Other students will join in the presentation.

Ann Marie Pelley (junior, St. Peters), playing the trumpet, and Luke McKinney (senior, Harrisburg), playing the horn, will perform their competition pieces for the upcoming Missouri Music Teachers Association (MMTA) competition. Both will be accompanied on piano by Kelley Head, CMU adjunct professor of music.

Joining them, although not entering into competition, are Rachel Richard (senior, Eldon) on trumpet, accompanied by Ruth Spayde, adjunct professor and administrative assistant of the Conservatory; and flutists Mary Rose Lehman (senior, Robertsville) and Chelsea Wallace (senior, Rogersville ) in a duet.

Pelley, McKinney, and Richard are all students of Dr. John Perkins, associate professor of music. Lehman and Wallace are students of Dr. Dori Waggoner, assistant professor of music and dean of the Swinney Conservatory of Music.

Everyone is invited to attend. There is no cost; however, donations to defray expenses related to competing at MMTA will be cheerfully accepted.


Posted October 30, 2013