Students studying the piano will perform in a recital on Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Williams Performing Arts Center recital hall.
Dr. Pauline Bjorem, director of piano studies and associate professor of piano, has been preparing students to play in the recital all semester. Students performing include Kren Fernandes, JingYuan Jiang, Nathan Hamilton, Robert Hull, Beccy Hutton, Joe Rush, Michelle Sulaiman and Brooke Trapp.
The concert is free and open to anyone that chooses to attend. The students will perform works by renowned composers such as Chopin, Bach, Schumann, Schubert, Debussy, Prokofiev and Beethoven.
“My favorite part of playing the piano is studying and learning so many great pieces of music and being able to share that with others,” said Beccy Hutton, junior piano performance major from Havre, Mont.
Hutton said she has played the piano for about 13 years and puts in about three hours of practice per day on her solo work.
Joe Rush, another performer in the piano recital, has been playing the piano for 15 years and practices about two hours per day.
“My favorite part of playing the piano is having the opportunity to express my inner feelings and emotions in the music I play,” said Rush, senior music major from Trophy Club.
These students have spent years practicing and in the process playing the piano has become more than an activity, it is a passion.