Annual NSU Faculty Showcase to be held Sept. 6


The Department of Music in the Dear School of Creative and Performing Arts at Northwestern State University will present its annual Faculty Showcase on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. A livestream will be available at

The program will include “Canzona per sonar septimi toni a 8 from ‘Sacræ Symphoniæ’” by Giovanni Gabrielli and edited by Robert King with Galindo Rodriguez, Dr. Alexis Sczepanik, Dr. Masahito Kuroda and Dr. J. Mark Thompson in Choir I and Dr. Adam Hudlow, Dr. Greg Handel, Dr. John Dunn and Dr. Anthony Pursell in Choir II, “Caprice en forme de valse” by Paul Bonneau with Dr. Paul Forsyth on saxophone and “Song to the Moon” from “Rusalka” by Antonin Dvorak featuring soprano Dr. Marcy McKee and Dan Ley on piano.

The showcase also includes “Khorumi” by S. Tsintsadze featuring Sofiko Tchechelashvili on viola and Dr. John Price on piano, “24.5 Preludios para piano” by Arturo Rodas with Dr. Francis Yang on piano, Dr. Oliver Molina on his arrangement of “Drum Factory” by Cory Hills, baritone Dr. Robert Cardwell featured on “Chanson Romanesque” by Maurice Ravel and “Chanson de la mort de Don Quichotte” by Jacques Ibert with Ley on piano, “Tango Gelosia” by Ayser Vancin featuring Leah Forsyth on oboe and Handel on piano and “Gavotta” by Giovanni Bottesini with Justin Kujawski on double bass on Ley on piano.

The program also features “Adagio from Sonata No. 1 for Violin Solo, BWV 1001” by J.S. Bach featuring Dr. Andrej Kurti on violin, “Mei” by Kazuo Fukushima featuring Dr. Alexandria Parra on flute, “Akmatova Songs” by John Tavener with soprano Dr. Terrie Sanders and Paul Christopher on cello, “Fantasia no. 3 originally in B minor, for bassoon in D minor” by Georg Philipp Telemann with Dr. Douglas Bakenhus on bassoon and “Venise, Op. 33” from “Deux Esquisses italiennes” by Teresa Carreño featuring Price.