February 5, 2008
Seven Oklahoma Baptist University students will perform during OBU’s 34th Annual Concerto-Aria Concert. The concert will be Monday, Feb. 18, at 8:30 p.m. in Potter Auditorium of OBU’s Raley Chapel.
This year’s concert features three vocalists, including Sarah Graham, a mezzo-soprano and freshman music education major from Ponca City, Okla.; Kathryne Overturf, a mezzo-soprano and junior voice major from Fort Smith, Ark.; and Aaron Foshee, a lyric tenor and junior vocal performance major from Jones, Okla.
Four instrumentalists will perform, including Brandon Crnovick, a piccolo player and trumpeter and junior musical arts major from Tecumseh, Okla.; Kade Goforth, a trumpeter and freshman music education major from Tulsa, Okla.; David Giaco, a trombonist and sophomore musical arts major from St. Charles, Mo.; and Jee Choi, a cellist and freshman musical arts major from South Korea.
Conductors of this year’s concert are Dr. Jim Hansford, OBU’s Patterson professor of music and director of bands, and Dr. David DeSeguirant, OBU director of choral activities.
“The Concerto-Aria event is a long standing tradition at OBU that honors our finest music students with the opportunity to perform in a solo capacity with orchestra,” said DeSeguirant. “Elsewhere, such events are headlined by guest artists, but at OBU, Concerto-Aria highlights members of its own student body who gain valuable experience in what, for some, is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to perform with orchestra.”
The Concerto-Aria Concert is part of OBU’s Music Main Event, a preview day for students who are interested in pursuing music studies at OBU. Approximately 50 high school students spend the day attending classes, rehearsals, a panel of discussion by OBU music professors, and a luncheon in their honor.
The Concerto-Aria Concert is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact OBU’s division of music at 405-878-2305 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.