Music Department to Present New Music Concerts

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Westminster College Department of Music will present "Voices from Within III: Celebration of New Music" Sunday, April 22, at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. in Orr Auditorium.  The concert is free and open to the public.

Westminster students presenting their original compositions are:
   • Tricia Glorioso, "Forest Canopy"
   • Tim Lane, "Deep"
   • Jerianne Larson, "Concert Suite"
   • Cody Ortz, "Piano Ballad" and "The Woman and the Wolf"
   • Leaha Parady, "Chagrin"
   • Anthony Pezzelle, "I Want to Die While You Love Me" and "Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind"
   • Timmy Skero, "Christina"

Students assisting with the performance are: Laura Chambers on violin; Lauren Clauser on flute; Kyle Grabigel on tuba; Pezzelle on piano; soprano Anne Rematt; John Stumpff on clarinet; and Tommy Walters on piano. 

Program selections by Westminster faculty composers are "Piano Sonata" by Dr. Jason Howard, visiting assistant professor of music, and "Toccata" and "A Scottish Triptych" by Dr. Daniel Perttu, assistant professor of music and coordinator of the music theory program.

Westminster music faculty performers include: Dr. Nancy Zipay DeSalvo, associate professor, on piano; Howard on cello; Dr. Melinda Crawford Perttu, assistant professor, on violin; and adjunct faculty David Tessmer on flute.

Guest composers Dr. Federico Garcia of Chatham College and Dr. Robert Rollin of Youngstown State University and featured guest composer Dr. Kirk O'Riordan of Lafayette College will share their compositions.

Guest performers are duoARtia, a piano duo of Dr. Jeri-Mae Astolfi of the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh and Dr. Holly Roadfelt-O'Riordan of Lafayette College.

Contact Perttu at (724) 946-7024 or email for additional information.

About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Westminster, a top-tier liberal arts college, ranks third in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster ranked 6th among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 376 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.

Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 42 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.

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