Gebhardt, Trammel Share Senior Recital

Seniors Kaitlyn Gebhardt, a flute player from Columbia with a major in interdisciplinary studies, and Leah Trammell, a singer who is majoring in music education and lives in Union, will present a joint senior recital at Central Methodist University.

The recital is set for Saturday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Willie Mae Kountz Recital Hall, Swinney Conservatory of Music on the Fayette campus of CMU. The recital is open to the public at no cost.

Gebhardt is a student of Lisa Thill, CMU adjunct professor of music, and presents this recital in partial fulfillment of the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies degree. Trammell is a student of Dr. Susan Quigley-Duggan, associate professor of voice and opera. She presents her recital as partial fulfillment of the Bachelor of Music Education degree.

Gebhardt, although not strictly a music major, has been involved in music all of her life. She plays flute and piccolo. She was chosen as a member of the Missouri All-Collegiate Band, second chair, and has successfully competed at solo competitions such as Missouri Music Teachers Association (MMTA) and Music Teachers National Association (MTNA).

At Central she has been musically involved in the Sound of Central marching band, the Flute Choir, Conservatory Singers, University Band, and Concert Band. Professionally, she has performed at the Lyceum Theatre in Arrow Rock and at Worlds of Fun in Kansas City.

Trammell transferred to CMU after earning her associate degree from East Central College in Union. She has been active in many music productions at CMU including the recent opera, H.M.S. Pinafore, the Concert Band, Chorale, and the Trumpet Ensemble. She will do her student teaching next fall.

For the recital, Trammell will perform “Pur dicesti, o bocca bella” by Antonio Lotti; “Amor preparmi” by Alessandro Scarlatti; “Sapphische Ode,” “Vergebliches Standchen,” and “Wie Melodien zieht es mir,” all by Johannes Brahms; “Elegie” by Jules Massenet; “Je te veux” by Erik Satie; “Early in the Morning” by Ned Rorem; and “Will There Really Be a Morning?” by Ricky Ian Gordon.

Gebhardt will perform “Andante C-dur KV 315” by W. Amadeus Mozart; “Sonata No. 1 (Adagio and Allegro)” by J.B. Loeillet; “Syrinx” by Claude Debussy; “Density 21.5 for flute alone” by Edgard Varèse; and “Fantaisie Pastorale Hontroise” by Franz Doppler.

They will be accompanied by Dr. Barb Berwin, professor of music, and Mary Jane Nance, collaborative pianists.

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