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Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Contact Angela Kilcrease - 601.266.4988   


This briefs package highlights timely news and events from the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi.
 
• Guest Guitarist to Perform at Southern Miss
• Kelly to Present Trumpet Recital Sept. 30
• Davis, Hairston to Present Songs of the Soul and Spirit Sept. 28

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Guest Guitarist to Perform at Southern Miss

HATTIESBURG, Miss.  -- The School of Music at the University of Southern Mississippi and its Guitar Studio, under the direction of Nicholas Ciraldo, will present guest artist Robert Gibson in concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday (Sept. 24) at Marsh Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus. 

A prize-winning and experienced guitarist and teacher, Dr. Gibson will perform a diverse program free to the public. The following day, he will give a master class from 10 a.m.-noon in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center, Room 009.

In 2000, Gibson earned a Bachelor of Music degree in guitar performance from the University of Texas at San Antonio, a Master of Music degree and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Texas at Austin, where he was an assistant from 2005-07. He has given performances in United States, Mexico, Spain and Italy. He also has performed as a soloist with several orchestras, including the San Antonio Symphony, under the baton of Larry Rechleff. 

Dedicated to performing and promoting new music for the guitar, Dr. Gibson has worked with and premiered the works of such notable composers as Donald Grantham, James Norman and actor Sir Anthony Hopkins.   

Dr. Gibson currently teaches guitar at Troy State University in Troy, Ala., and B.T.W. Performing Arts Magnet High School in Montgomery, Ala. 

Admission is free for these events and open to the public. For more information, call the Southern Miss School of Music at 601.266.5543.

Kelly to Present Trumpet Recital at Southern Miss Sept. 30

HATTIESBURG, Miss.  -
- Dr. Daniel Kelly, assistant professor of trumpet at The University of Southern Mississippi, will present a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at Marsh Auditorium on the Hattiesburg campus.

Collaborating with Libby Vanatta, piano, Kelly will present trumpet works by Arthur Honegger, Robert Henderson, Ernst Sachse, Tomaso Albinoni, Edward Knight and Eugène Bozza.

Prior to his appointment at Southern Miss in 2006, Kelly was on the faculty of Indiana State University and a member of the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra, the THSO Brass Quintet, the ISU Faculty Brass Quintet, the Philharmonia à Vent and the Columbus Brass. A native of Charleston, S.C., he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in trumpet performance from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn., and a Master of Music degree and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Kelly recently participated in a tour of Thailand in June and July with a group of fellow brass artists, called The Ambassador Brass, serving as musical ambassadors and educators.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Southern Miss School of Music at 601.266.5543.


Dr. Daniel Kelly

Davis, Hairston to Present “Songs of the Soul and Spirit” Sept. 28

HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Dr. Kimberley Davis, associate professor of music at The University of Southern Mississippi, will join award-winning ASCAP composer and pianist Jacqueline B. Hairston in recital at 4 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Aubrey K. Lucas Administration Building on the Hattiesburg campus.

The program, “Songs of the Soul and Spirit,” will be a full concert of spirituals arranged by Hairston. As a special feature, the two artists will be joined by Los Angeles marimbist Robert Ball, who will give his own renditions of spirituals on marimba, in addition to several works arranged specifically for him by Hairston. Ball will give a master class for students at 11 a.m. Sept. 30 in the Mannoni Performing Arts Center.

Prior to the recital, Davis and Hairston also will give a choral workshop from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 27 at Bennett Auditorium. Admission is free.

Hairston, who is making a return appearance to Hattiesburg, has a distinguished record in arranging African-Diaspora music. She received her training at The Juilliard School of Music, Howard University Music School and Columbia University.

She is particularly known for her arrangements of concert spirituals, including eight for soprano Kathleen Battle’s Grammy-winning album with guitarist Christopher Parkening and a score for Denyce Graves and the Orlando Opera in conjunction with the Negro Spiritual Foundation as its composer-in-residence, among others.

In March of 2007, she was the recipient of the esteemed Jefferson Award, which honored her as the “Preserver of the Negro Spiritual.”

Davis has given many European performances and recitals, but is also known for her artistry nationally, particularly in the Southern region of the United States. She has performed frequently with Hairston and developed an extensive repertoire of spirituals, art songs and folk arrangements by African-American composers.

Admission is free for these events and open to the public. For more information, call the Southern Miss School of Music at 601.266.5543.


Jacqueline B. Hairston

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