SIU School of Music: upcoming performances

By Chase Myers


Guest violinist Julieta Mihal recital

The School of Music features violinist Julieta Mihal for a guest recital from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Old Baptist Foundation Recital Hall.


Mihal is an associate professor of violin at Western Illinois University and is also a member of the Julstrom String Quartet. She has performed in more than five countries as a solo violinist and her performances have been broadcast on public radio stations in the Midwest.

The Illinois Times described her sound as a “pure and delicately strong tone,” and reviews of her concerts have been featured in issues of the News-Gazette and The Edge.

She teaches graduate and undergraduate students at Western from different parts of the world and held master classes in Arizona State University in Tempe and the University of Nevada in Las Vegas.


Student composers concert

The Student Composers Concert will take place from 8 to 9 p.m. at the Old Baptist Foundation Recital Hall.

The concert will feature undergraduate and graduate students from the School of Music who will showcase original compositions in the form of solos or collaborations.


School of Music lecturer Armando Bayolo is the organizer of the event.


Jenna Mee Dosch collaborative recital

Jenna Mee Dosch, a graduate student in the School of Music, will be performing a collaborative recital from 4 to 6 p.m at the Old Baptist Foundation Recital Hall.

The recital will also feature performances from Ben Bollero, Jenny Choo, Season Cowley, Ted Graham and Joseph Ryker as they collaborate with Dosch instrumentally.

Percussion Ensemble concert

The SIU Percussion Ensemble will hold a concert from 8 to 10 p.m. in Altgeld Hall and features performances from percussion undergraduate and graduate students.

The group will perform various compositions and features an abundance of percussion instruments.

Altgeld Hall will provide a comfortable environment for the performers and audience with an up close and personal feel and acoustics that are fit for a percussion group.


Studio Jazz Orchestra

The SIU Jazz ensemble will play at the Shryock Auditorium from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Under the direction of Dick Kelley, SIU’s studio jazz orchestra is comprised of the highest level players in brass, woodwind and rhythm instruments, and plays a variety of songs from classic to modern jazz.

The band has also played for visiting jazz artists and records albums in SIU’s very own personal studio.

SJO, as well as the Lab Jazz Orchestra and SIU’s Jazz combos will also be playing in the 2015 jazz festival coming up in February.


Marla Hansen masters collaborative piano recital

Marla Hansen, a master’s student in the School of Music, will be performing a Collaborative Masters piano recital from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Old School Baptist Foundation recital hall.

Collaborating musicians performing at the recital have not been announced yet.

A degree in collaborating piano prepares students for a career in vocal coaching, vocal accompanist and teaching of collaborative piano and focuses on the relationship between the pianist and other performers.

SIU Flute Choir fall concert

The School of Music will have a Flute Choir concert from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church. The concert will feature the flute ensemble as the sole performers of the event.

The ensemble is directed by Doulas Worthen, professor of flute and music history, and includes musical arrangements of The Planet Suite of Mars and Venus by Gustav Holst and Kokoteli by Robert Rains. The flute choir will also be performing several holiday songs and songs fitting with the season.

Four different kinds of flutes will be featured during the performance including the piccolo flute, alto flute, bass flute and one contrabass flute.

The introduction of the contrabass flute will be a unique sound and the choir is lucky to have that addition and range, Worthen said.