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Music Faculty Showcase Set During Mustang Family Weekend

Contact: Michele Abba


SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly music faculty will present a showcase recital at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, in Room 218 of the Davidson Music Center (No. 45) on campus.

Head shots of 12 Cal Poly music faculty performers
Faculty members from top left are: Katherine Arthur, John Astaire, James Bachman and Heidi Butterfield; second row, Richard Dobeck, Amy Goymerac, Mark Miller and Lisa Nauful; third row, W. Terrence Spiller, Keith Waibel, Paul Woodring and Christopher J. Woodruff.

The event is part of Cal Poly’s Mustang Family Weekend and will feature several of the Music Department’s applied faculty, who are recognized across the region for their expertise in solo and chamber ensemble performance. They will present intimate works that highlight their artistic achievements.

Faculty performing solos include guitarist James Bachman, who will play “Retrato Brasileiro” by Baden Powell; Keith Waibel, who will perform a movement from Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Suite No. 2 in D Minor” on bass clarinet; and W. Terrence Spiller, who will play Frédéric Chopin’s “Ballade in A-flat major,” Op. 47.

Several faculty members have been collaborating and will perform in duos and chamber ensembles, including Lisa Nauful, bassoon, Richard Dobeck, clarinet, and Paul Woodring, piano; Katherine Arthur, soprano, and Heidi Butterfield, oboe; Amy Goymerac, soprano, and Woodring, piano; Mark Miller, trombone, and Christopher J. Woodruff, trumpet; and John Astaire, percussion, and Nauful, bassoon, who will be joined by 2017 Music Department graduate Emelia Banninger on bassoon. Banninger studied with Nauful while she was at Cal Poly.

For information on the recitalists, visit the Music Department’s faculty website.

Music majors at Cal Poly are required to be enrolled in applied or private lessons each quarter. Many non-music majors who are enrolled in larger ensembles like the Cal Poly Symphony, Wind Bands and University Jazz Bands also have lessons with faculty.

The recital is open to the public. Admission is $10 general, and $5 students at the door. Parking is free after 5 p.m. in the Grand Avenue parking structure (Lot 130). For more information on parking on campus, visit Cal Poly’s Transportation and Parking Services website.

The recital is sponsored by Cal Poly’s Music Department and College of Liberal Arts. For more information, call the Music Department at 805-756-2406 or visit its calendar website.