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April 26, 2017


Students take part in voice studio recital


Students take part in voice studio recitalThe Cowley College Visual and Performing Arts Department conducted a vocal recital on Tuesday, April 25 in the Earle N. Wright Room. The vocal recital featured Cowley vocal music students who have been studying voice this semester. During the school year members of the Cowley Concert Choir have the opportunity to study privately with vocal instructor Lindsay Allen or director of vocal music David Smith.

This weekly one-on-one time helps solidify healthy vocal techniques and gives students the chance to perform weekly in an informal setting for peers. Each semester culminates in a recital that showcases the hard work that the students have put into their private study.

“I am always amazed with the progress our students make throughout the year,” Allen said. “Performing in front of people is one of the hardest things to do and they all did a wonderful job. Each student should be extremely proud of their accomplishments this year. I will especially miss our sophomores as they move on to the next stage in their life but am looking forward to working with our new and returning students next year.”

Students performing vocal recitals on Tuesday were Caleb Bettles, Georgio Davenport, Stephan Harris, Kye Wright, Hannah Coryea, Steven Lu, Angel Morris, Jon Lee, Josh Waldorf, Sidney Potter, Molly McCune, Riley Paye, Tiffany Tatum, Allie Lawrence, Taylor Smith, Kaitlyn Stallard, Austin Crowe, and Jenny Guzman.

“I am very pleased with the progress many of them have made this year,” Smith said.

Sherryl Determann served as an accompanist.

The Cowley College Visual and Performing Arts Department will now prepare for the honors recital which will be held Thursday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Arkansas City.

The honors recital will feature vocal and instrumental music students. Instrumental students have had the opportunity to study with director of instrumental music Evan Ricker, Tyler Gauldin, or Aaron Fisher.

Students who are selected to perform at the honors recital have shown dedication and hard work throughout the school year and will be featured at this special event. The First Presbyterian Church has graciously allowed Cowley to hold the honors recital in their sanctuary.

“While each of our students in private lessons have shown great improvement, this special recital showcases those who have gone above and beyond in their studies,” Lindsay Allen said.

The recitals will feature a wide variety of styles including opera and musical theater.