First Student Recital in Sams Chapel!

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Kansas Wesleyan will feature music students Chiton Brinson, Keighley Miller, Hannah Antholz, Allison Budke, and Jaicee Wilson in the first student recital of the year. Recitals are an opportunity for students who are enrolled in private lessons to perform the pieces they have been rehearsing. Music majors and minors are required to perform each semester unless they have a junior or senior recital. There are typically 5-10 performers per show and a variety of instruments and composers are represented and each recital usually lasts around 30 minutes. The recital will be held in Sams Chapel at 3:30 p.m. 

Recent KWU music graduates are making headlines all over the world. Aine Hakamatsuka, class of 2012, who is currently in the Classical Voice program at the Manhattan School of Music in New York, won first place in the adult vocal division at the Yokohama International Music Competition, a competition designed to provide gifted musicians in Japan or overseas an opportunity to present their performance. 

Brittany Jeffery, class of 2013, earned a leading role in Wichita State University’s upcoming production of Susannah. The production will be held on Thursday, October 17 - Saturday, October 19 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, October 20 at 2 p.m. Tickets go on sale for $16 on September 26. For more information, call the WSU box office at 316-978-3233. 

The music department is led by department chair and associate professor Ken Hakoda.

Upcoming student recitals are as follows: Friday, October 4, Friday, October 25, Friday, November 22, and Friday, December 6. In addition, the music department has many fall events including orchestra, band, and vocal concerts, and the opera, The Elixir of Love. To find out more about fine arts events, visit www.kwu.edu/fine-arts-calendar.