January 10, 2011
OBU graduate Monetta Nicole Thompson will present her senior recital Sunday, Jan. 30, at 2 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. The public is invited to attend the free performance.
Thompson is a pianist from Ardmore, Okla. Her senior recital partially fulfills the requirements for her bachelor's degree in piano performance, which she received during OBU's 2010 Centennial Winter Commencement on Dec. 17. She is from the studio of Sandra Meyer.
The recital program will include works by composers such as Brahms, Bach, Chopin, Mozart and Liszt.
Thompson is the daughter of Randall and Annette Thompson. During her time on Bison Hill, she has been included on the President's Honor Roll and received the John Grover Scales Memorial Piano Scholarship (2009), the Warren M. and Evalyn Wells Angell Music Scholarship (2009), the Floris and Elbert Patterson Music Scholarship (2008), the Ron Lewis/Sandra Meyer Piano Scholarship (2007) and the OBU Dean's Scholarship in Piano (2006).
She is a member of the Sigma Alpha Iota international music fraternity, Phi Eta Sigma freshman honor society and Mortar Board (Pi Sigma Alpha) senior honor society. She served as vice-president of ritual for the Alpha Eta chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota from 2008-10.
Thompson's accomplishments include performing in OBU's 36th annual Concerto-Aria Concert and in master classes featuring pianists Di Wu, Barbara Lister-Sink, Robert Weirich and Nelita True. Thompson is the winner of the Nancy Niels Scholarship Audition from the Norman Alumnae chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota. She also has taught classes through OBU's Preparatory Department and served as accompanist for the Bison Glee Club.
The audience is invited to a reception in the Geiger Center 222 following the recital.
For more information, contact the OBU Division of Music at (405) 878-2305 or e-mail email@example.com