Every year music students compose original music that is performed in the spring New Music Recital. Past recitals have included music for choir, band, strings, solo piano, organ, handbells, and various instrumental ensembles.
“Last Days of Autumn” was composed by Beret Ouren, a student who is double majoring in music composition and theater. She is playing the cello in this performance of her piece from the February 23, 2016 New Music Recital.
Music students with a performance emphasis give a final recital as their senior capstone for the music major. Students also have numerous other performance opportunities, including the Fall and Spring Honors recitals, and a possible junior recital. Students may also do joint recitals with classmates.
“Sarabande” by Claude Debussy. Brittany Moldstad is a piano performance major, studying with Dr. Bethel Balge. This performance is from her junior recital on May 8, 2016.