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Chamber Winds to feature student compositions during March 28 concert at Ouachita

Chamber Winds at Ouachita Baptist UniversityMarch 22, 2023 - Emma Dennis

The Division of Music in Ouachita Baptist University’s School of Fine Arts will present its Chamber Winds spring concert Tuesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. in McBeth Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

“I love hearing our students have the opportunity to perform in smaller chamber ensembles,” said Dr. Caroline Taylor, dean of the School of Fine Arts and professor of music at Ouachita. “It gives them wonderful experience working independently and playing music written specifically for their groups.”

Brailee Price

Brailee Price

Directed by Dr. Carlos Feller, assistant professor of music, the Flute Choir will perform “Twilight” by Herman Beeftink, “The Cat’s Pajamas” by Nicole Chamberlain and “Serenova” by choir member Brailee Price, a sophomore instrumental music education major from Pineville, La. The Low Brass Choir, under the direction of Dr. Austin Motley, assistant professor of music, will perform Motley’s arrangement of “God is So Good” and “Bah, Bah, Baaah,” arranged by Brian Sadler.

Franz Joseph Haydn’s “Allegro” and “Gavotte en Rondeau” by Jean-Francois Dandrieu will be performed by the Clarinet Ensemble. The Saxophone Quartet will perform “Into the Fire” by Jenna Barnes, a junior music industry major from Sheridan, Ark.

“Since I was little, I’ve dreamed about having a piece performed that I wrote. It’s amazing to think it’s finally happening,” Barnes said. “I love that my music brings enjoyment to people.”

Jenna Barnes

Jenna Barnes

She added, “In the four months that it took me to write ‘Into The Fire,’ I have learned to use my imagination more than I ever thought possible. This has and will transfer to every part of my life.”

Taylor will conduct the Clarinet Ensemble and Saxophone Quartet; she will perform with the quartet, as well.

Clarinet Ensemble and Saxophone Quartet members will combine to form the Single Reed Ensemble, performing “Shenandoah,” arranged by Harley Rex, and “Allegro” from Three Dances by Guy Woolfenden.

The concert will be livestreamed at livestream.com/obu. For more information, contact Dr. Caroline Taylor at taylorc@obu.edu or (870) 245-5139.

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CLARINET ENSEMBLE

Lane Dunman, a sophomore instrumental music education major from Cash, Ark.

Ashton Tumlison, a sophomore biology major from Benton, Ark.

Lexi Williams, a freshman art education major from Mena, Ark.

Baylee Burson, a freshman instrumental music education major from Arkadelphia, Ark.

Hailea Eubanks, a junior instrumental music education major from Paragould, Ark.

Landon DiMaio, a freshman instrumental music education major from Hot Springs, Ark.

 

FLUTE CHOIR

Sadie Buttram, a freshman instrumental music education major from Springdale, Ark.

Destiny Diaz, a senior instrumental music education major from Malvern, Ark.

Elizabeth Hahn, a freshman communication sciences & disorders and Spanish double major from Washington, Ill.

Emma Grace Morris, a freshman instrumental performance major from Paragould, Ark.

Brailee Price

Skylar Schaffer, a sophomore instrumental music education major from West, Texas

Brooke Wright, a freshman community & family services and music double major from Gilmer, Texas

 

LOW BRASS CHOIR

TROMBONE

Dr. Kevin Cornelius, Ouachita professor of physics

Thomas Short, a sophomore computer science major from Bismarck, Ark.

EUPHONIUM

Jacob Holt, a junior nursing major from Paris, Texas

Kaleb Metz, a sophomore history major from Little Rock, Ark.

Gabe Mills, a sophomore business administration/management and business administration/marketing double major from Prosper, Texas

Luke Wood, a sophomore pre-medicine and biology double major from Bryant, Ark.

BRASS TROMBONE

Caleb Cornelius, a junior physics and applied mathematics major from Arkadelphia, Ark.

TUBA

Evan Burroughs, a freshman computer science major from Arkadelphia, Ark.

Alex Browning, a sophomore biology and chemistry double major from Pine Bluff, Ark.

 

SAXOPHONE QUARTET

Elizabeth Worden, a junior instrumental music education major from Blossom, Texas

Caden McClain, a sophomore instrumental music education major from Pine Bluff, Ark.

Lexi Peck, a sophomore instrumental music education major from Sheridan, Ark.

Dr. Caroline Taylor

 

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