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 Schindler's "Ghost Voices: Songs from a Cemetery," based on Edgar Lee Master's "Spoon River Anthology." The program will also include performances of Samuel Barber's "Now Have I Fed and Eaten up the Rose," Paul Bowles' "The Cabin," Gian Carlo Menotti's "The Black Swan" from the opera "The Medium," Franz Schubert's "Der Doppelgänger," and Lucy Simon's "How Could I Ever Know" from the musical "The Secret Garden."
Schindler earned a bachelor's and master's 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 bachelor's degree in music from the University of North Texas, and master's 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.