Goforth’s Junior Recital Set for April 19

Oklahoma Baptist University student Kade Goforth will present his junior recital Monday, April 19, at 7 p.m. in Raley Chapel's Yarborough Auditorium. The public is invited to attend this free performance.

Goforth is a trumpeter and musical arts major from Tulsa, Okla. He will be assisted on the clarinet by OBU student Lydia Maschman, a junior musical arts major, and on the piano by Dr. Ron Lewis, OBU professor emeritus of music. He is the son of Dr. Stephen and Sharon Goforth.

The recital will feature works from the 1600s to present day, including "Sonata for Trumpet in D Major" by Purcell; "Rhapsody for Clarinet" by Osborne; "Impromptu" by Ibert; "Concert No. 3 for Clarinet and Orchestra in B-flat Major" by Stamitz; and "Concerto in E-flat Major" by Hummel.

While on Bison Hill, Goforth has been involved in the Bison Glee Club, Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, OBU-Shawnee Community Orchestra, Bison Jazz Messengers and Fallen Angels. He has held the offices of secretary for both Bison Glee Club and Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity. Goforth's activities include Concerto-Aria Concert in 2008-09, a Brazil tour and a feature trio in the 25th annual M&Ms Concert.

The recital by Goforth partially fulfills the requirements for the bachelor of musical arts degree with instrumental emphasis. He is from the studio of Dr. Kevin Pruiett, OBU associate professor of music; coordinator of instrumental music; and director of the Bison Jazz Orchestra.

Goforth is a recipient of the William James Brown Scholarship and received the award for Outstanding Freshman for Symphonic Band. His future plans include earning a master's degree in trumpet performance and, eventually, the pastoral ministry.

The audience is invited to a reception in Raley Chapel room 142 immediately following the recital.