Dr. James Cook
UNK Department of Music and Performing Arts, 308.865.8611

The University of Nebraska at Kearney spring Honors Recital and Convocation will be held Sunday, April 29, at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.

“Honors Recital performers are talented students selected by their instructors on the basis of their musical skill and overall ability,” said Dr. James Cook, UNK professor of music and performing arts. “Each performer must be at least a sophomore and must have previously performed their work this semester.”

The recital, which is free and open to the public, will feature six UNK Department of Music students.
The performers are listed below, alphabetically by hometown:

Dickens- Brooke Harris, a senior, will perform “Landscape with Birds” by Peteris Vasks on the flute. Harris is pursuing a B.A. in music education and B.M. in music performance.

Kearney- Katherine Ridder, a senior, will perform “Mitradi quell’alma ingrate” from Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” as a soprano vocalist, accompanied by Dr. Marilyn Musick on the piano. Ridder is pursuing a B.M. in vocal performance.

Kenesaw- Michelle Duffy, a junior, will perform “Concerto for flute and harp, KV299” by Mozart; piano accompaniment by Dr. Musick. Duffy is pursuing a B.M. in music performance.

McCook- Julie Gates, a junior, will perform on the flute. Gates is a visual communications and design major.

Ogallala- Lauran Rudolph, a senior, will perform “Il vecchioto cerca moglie” from Giochino Rossini’s “Barber of Seville” as a mezzo-soprano vocalist, accompanied by Nancy Curry on the piano. Rudolph is pursuing a B.M. in vocal performance and a B. A. in music education

O’Neill- Jordan Peterson, a senior, will perform “Il mio Tesoro” from Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” “Der Rattenfanger” by Hugo Wolf and “A Contemporary Musical Theatre Song” from “Mock Your World” by Andrew Byrne. Peterson will perform as a tenor vocalist with the piano accompaniment by Todd Thalken of Kearney. Peterson is also pursuing a B.M. in musical theatre.