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Westminster Recital Features Cello and Piano Duo

Pianist Dr. Nancy Zipay DeSalvo and cellist Dr. Stephen Framil will perform a recital Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at Orr Auditorium.  The event is free and open to the public.

 The program includes Chopin's "Polonaise Brillante, Opus 3," Beethoven's "Sonata for Piano and Cello, Op. 69 in A Major," and Rachmaninoff's "Sonata in G minor, Op. 19."

 DeSalvo, who has been with Westminster College since 2000, is chair and assistant professor of music at Westminster College.  She earned her undergraduate degree from Youngstown State University, her master's from the Manhattan School of Music, and her D.M.A. from the Cleveland Institute of Music.  She is a Steinway Artist, winner of the Gwendolyn Koldofsky Award, and first prize winner in the Darius Milhaud Performance Auditions. 

 DeSalvo is also a pianist with the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra and has been a guest soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.  She performs extensively across the United States as a soloist, a professional accompanying pianist, and a chamber music collaborator.

 Framil is a Philadelphia resident who served as visiting assistant professor of cello and chamber music at the University of Delaware, artist faculty at the Wilmington Music School Chamber Music Workshop, and adjudicated the 56th Hong Kong Schools of Music Festival Competition.  His current academic affiliations include the Amherst String Quartet at Andews University and professeur vacataife at L'Ecole Superieure Universitaire Robert de Sorbon in France.

 Framil is distinguished as the first American cellist to perform in Hanoi at the National Conservatory of Music.  He is also first prize winner in the 2004 CRS Competition for Performing Artists.  He has performed throughout the world.

 Contact the Westminster College Department of Music at (724) 946-7270 for more information.


Music Majors Attend Pennsylvania Music Educators Conference

Nine Westminster College music education majors attended and participated in the Pennsylvania State Music Educators conference held in Valley Forge.

"Our students attended sessions, workshops and represented the College at our booth," said Dr. R. Tad Greig, director of bands at Westminster College.  "Music educators from over 300 Pennsylvania schools attended this conference."

Attendees included:

Ellwood City, PA
 Devin Householder is a son of David and JeanMarie K. Householder.   Householder, a senior music education major, is a graduate of Riverside High School.

Mckees Rocks, PA
 Jonathan Nickel is a son of Clinton and Debbie Nickel.   Nickel, a freshman music education major, is a graduate of Montour High School.

Canonsburg, PA
 Nicole Abel is a daughter of Robert and Lisa C. Lane.   Abel, a senior music education major, is a graduate of Canon-McMillan High School.

Uniontown, PA
 Anna Long is a daughter of Michael and Maryann Long.  Long, a senior music education major, is a graduate of Youngsville High School.

Berlin, PA
 Katherine Menhorn is a daughter of Norman and Joan Menhorn.   Menhorn, a senior music education major, is a graduate of Berlin Brothersvalley High School.

Grove City, PA
 Allison Henley is a daughter of Donald and Nancy Henley.  Henley, a senior music education major, is a graduate of Grove City Area High School.

Sharpsville, PA
 James Scanga is a son of James and Kimberly Scanga.   Scanga, a freshman music education major, is a graduate of Kennedy Catholic High School.

Huntingtown, MD
 Amanda Allwang is a daughter of William and Belinda Allwang.    Allwang, a sophomore music education major, is a graduate of Northern High School.

Saline, MI
 Melissa Barnes is a daughter of Brett and Christine Barnes.   Barnes, a sophomore music education major, is a graduate of Saline Area High School.

Contact Greig at (724) 946-7279 or e-mail greigrt@westminster.edu for more information.


Westminster College Student to Present Senior Art Exhibit

Senior Kristy Hartley, a Westminster College art major who specialized in visual communications, will present her senior art show Nov. 30-Dec. 15 at the Westminster College Art Gallery. Hours for the gallery are Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sun. noon-9 p.m.

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Westminster College Music Professor to Present Pop Concert

Dr. Nancy Zipay DeSalvo, assistant professor of music at Westminster College, plans a piano pop concert Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.

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Westminster College Professor Receives Grant for Research

Dr. Timothy Cuff, visiting assistant professor of humanities at Westminster College, recently received a grant from the Munich Center for Anthropometic Research, part of the Institute for Economic History at the University of Munich.

"I anticipate using the grant money to employ two students over the course of the summer to read microfilm and transfer the contents into a database," said Cuff.   "In particular, they will collect the height and other personal descriptive data from the prison registers of the Tennessee State prisons in the 1800s.  This data will be used to asses the biological standard of living of lower class Tennessee residents of this period."

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Student Takes Second Place in National Singing Competition

David Timm, a junior music education major from St. Marys, won second place in the Junior Men's Division at the annual National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition held at Youngstown State University. Timm is a son of Robert and Sheri Timm, and is a graduate of Saint Marys Area High School. 

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Employees Recognized for 682 Years of Service

Westminster College honored 44 employees with a combined 682 years of service during the annual employee recognition luncheon attended by more than 250 current and retired employees May 9 in the Witherspoon Rooms of the McKelvey Campus Center.

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Wind Ensemble to Present "Ideas and Images"

The Wind Ensemble

The Westminster College Wind Ensemble will present "Ideas and Images" Friday, Feb. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.

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"Get Real!" Series Continues

Westminster College continues its "Get Real!" life preparation series Thursday, Oct. 30, with "Investing for the Good Life: Intermediate Investing" presented by David Smith, Westminster assistant professor of accounting.

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Students Earn Master's Degrees at Westminster College

Sixteen Westminster College students were awarded master of education degrees at Commencement exercises May 16.

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