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Left, Deborah Andrus; right, Lois
CLARINETIST, PIANIST TO PRESENT
HAMMOND -- Encore! 2003, the
Southeastern Louisiana University Department of Music and Dramatic Art’s
spring performing arts series, opens February 4 with a recital by clarinetist
Deborah Andrus and pianist Lois Hobbs.
The free recital is scheduled
for 7:30 p.m. in Pottle Music Building Auditorium.
Andrus, assistant professor of
clarinet at Southeastern, and Hobbs, a member of the faculty at Delta State
University in Cleveland, Miss., will perform two pieces for clarinet and
piano, a sonatina by Joseph Horovitz and the Brahm’ s "Sonata No. 1 in
Hobbs will also perform Ravel's
"Gaspard de la Nuit" and a sonatina by Maria Hester Park.
Hobbs, staff accompanist at Delta
State, has performed extensively in recitals, competitions, and festivals
as a collaborative artist for such venues as the Mid-South Flute Festival;
Delta State Clarinet Symposium; Oberlin College-Conservatory Summer Flute
Festival; Cleveland Chamber Music Society (Ohio); the Tucson Chamber Music
Society; the Art Song Festival and Kent-Blossom Music Festivals in Ohio.
With flutist Keith Pettway, she recorded works by Mississippi composers
on a CD entitled “Mississippi Classic,” which was used by Public Radio
Mississippi as a gift to donors for their 2000 fundraising campaign.
She is a graduate of the Cleveland
Institute of Music and is concurrently enrolled in the doctoral program
at the University of Arizona. She has worked as staff accompanist at the
Cleveland Institute, the Oberlin-College Conservatory of Music, and the
Encore School for Strings in Ohio, where she specialized in assisting young
violinists and violists for competitions and recitals from Chicago to Moscow.
She also has been the official accompanist for the District Metropolitan
Opera competition in Mississippi and Delta State University's Opera Theatre
As a solo artist, Ms Hobbs has
given numerous solo recitals, and has competed successfully in national
and regional solo piano competitions such as the Johanna Hodges International
Andrus, who joined the Southeastern
music faculty in August 2001, teaches clarinet, woodwind chamber
music and music appreciation. She holds degrees in clarinet performance
from State University of New York-Potsdam, and Michigan State University
and received a doctoral degree in clarinet performance from Ohio State
University. Her teachers include Alan Woy, Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr, James
Pyne and Theodore Oien.
Before coming to Southeastern,
Andrus was on the faculty at Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss.
In summer 2000 and 2001, she was the featured soloist with the Ringgold
Band in Reading, Penn. She recently was appointed to teach clarinet at
the New England Music Camp in Oakland, Maine, in summer 2002.
She is coordinating the Encore!
2003 Southeastern Clarinet Symposium, a day-long series of master classes
and workshops for clarinetists of all ages, on May 5.
Upcoming Encore! 2003 events
include a faculty recital by guitarist Patrick Kerber at 7:30 p.m., February
10, in the Music Recital Hall; a concert at the Columbia Theatre for the
Performing Arts by the Southeastern Chamber Orchestra on February 17, and
the second annual Bill Evans Jazz Festival, February 20-22.
For additional information about
the recital and a Encore! brochure, contact the Department of Music and
Dramatic Arts, 985-549-2184.
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