Thode and Bergthold Present Senior Recital at CMU

Instrumental and vocal music finishes Homecoming weekend

Central Methodist University's next Senior Recital will be this Sunday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m. in the Willie Mae Kountz Recital Hall on the Fayette campus, bringing a close to CMU's Homecoming weekend celebration.

There is no cost and the public is invited to attend.

The performers will be Brian Thode on the trombone and Cal Bergthold, a tenor. Thode, who is from Crystal City, is a student of Larry Bennett, adjunct professor of music at CMU, whose specialty is low brass. Thode will be accompanied by pianist Ruth Spayde, adjunct professor of music and administrative assistant for the Conservatory.

Bergthold, who is from Paris, is a student of Dr. Ron Atteberry, CMU assistant professor of music. He will be accompanied by Kelly Head, adjunct professor of music, on the piano.

Both students present their recitals in partial fulfillment of the Bachelor of Music Education degree.

Numerous students are involved in music at Central Methodist University through the variety of bands, choirs, plays and operas. However, the heart of CMU's Swinney Conservatory of Music is made up of die-hard musicians, those who are majoring in music performance or music education.

Part of their graduation requirements includes a senior recital—an hour recital for performance majors or half of an hour's dual performance for education majors.

Recitals begin toward the end of September and continue sometimes into May, as the ever-growing music program tries to work with all the student schedules.


Posted October 22, 2013