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Voice students celebrate Halloween with ghost voices recital

October 18, 2010

Students of Jeffrey Jones, assistant professor of music at Coastal Carolina University, will perform songs based on supernatural themes at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31 in the Recital Hall of the Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts. The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required and costumes are encouraged.

The program will feature the Southeast premiere of Karl Schindlers Ghost Voices: Songs from a Cemetery, based on Edgar Lee Masters Spoon River Anthology. The program will also include performances of Samuel Barbers Now Have I Fed and Eaten up the Rose, Paul Bowles The Cabin, Gian Carlo Menottis The Black Swan from the opera The Medium, Franz Schuberts Der Doppelgnger, and Lucy Simons How Could I Ever Know from the musical The Secret Garden.

Schindler earned a bachelors and masters degree in composition from the University of North Texas and doctor of musical arts degree from Arizona State University. He is currently the director of the music program at Phoenix College. Schindler's primary focus is the exploration of the theatrical side of concert music.

Student performers will include music majors Suade Anderson, Drew Benson, Jonathan Cashatt, Giuseppe Maglione, Trey Pittman, Drew Trautman and Stephen Williams; musical theatre majors Elyse Brown, Ronnie Coco, Sidney Hough, Becca Jones, Shana Meyerand and Madison Moize; and theatre major Emily Dixon.

Jones earned a bachelors degree in music from the University of North Texas, and masters and doctoral degrees from Arizona State University. Jones is also a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy. He is currently the artist-in-residence with the Carolina Master Chorale in Myrtle Beach.

The program will be accompanied by Sarah Abushakra, faculty piano accompanist. For tickets or more information, call the Wheelwright Box Office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 843-349-2502.