March 29, 2012
Cowley to play host to Keyboard Duet Festival Scholarship Concert
With 100 pianists expected to perform, Cowley College will host the Keyboard Duet Festival Scholarship Concert Sunday at 2:30 p.m. in the Robert Brown Theatre on the school’s main campus in Arkansas City.
The Arkansas City Music and Dramatics Club and the Walnut Valley Piano Teachers Association, in cooperation with Sparks Music, announced the concert in a recent press release.
Twelve keyboards provided by Cowley College and Sparks Music will be used. There are eight levels of students, from beginner through adult.
A special commissioned piece composed by Wendy Stevens, called “Wind of Promise”, will be featured by the adults.
The Keyboard Festival has been a part of the Music Club Scholarship Concerts for many years and is held every four years.
There are four Cowley scholarship recipients this year: Bryce Sund, Rebecca Munoz, Anthony Caldera and Rebekah Anliker. The singers are students of Lindsay Ramirez, Cowley College’s applied voice instructor.
Piano students of Melba Maechtlen, Tamen Eis, Jeff Adams, Ann Fell, Robbie Banks, Monica Wise, Dr. Tim Shook and Debbie Badley will perform on stage, as well as many adults from the area, including Arkansas City, Dexter and Winfield.
The public is invited to hear the piano selections. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for students 12 or younger. Tickets can be purchased at Sparks Music in Ark City or at the door.