ASU School of Music hosts concerts

Article Published: Sep. 9, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
ASU School of Music hosts concerts

Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham presents a flute recital Sept. 12.

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Dr. Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham will present a flute recital Sunday, Sept. 12, at 4 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center's Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

She will perform "Sonata No. 1" by Philippe Gaubert, "Concerto for Flute" by William Alwyn, Samuel Barber's "Canzone," Paul Schoenfield's "Ufaratsta (Valentine)" and Joseph Schwantner's "Black Anemones."

Christina Hayes and Susan Slingland will provide piano accompaniment.

Schneeloch-Bingham has been a member of the music faculty at Appalachian since 2001. She teaches flute and directs the flute ensemble in the Hayes School of Music. She also performs in the faculty woodwind quintet and with Harmonia Baroque, an early music ensemble featuring period instruments.

A native of Long Island, N.Y., her early teachers include Harvey Johnson and Kathryn Levy. She earned bachelor and master of music degrees from Appalachian and a doctorate in flute performance from Florida State University.

She has performed with the Western Piedmont Symphony, Salisbury Symphony, Tallahassee Symphony, Winston-Salem Symphony, Kingsport Symphony and the North Carolina Symphony.

Schneeloch-Bingham maintains a scholarly interest in Baroque performance practice and Baroque flute. She has performed in masterclasses with such notable flutists as Alexa Still, Geoffrey Gilbert, Robert Dick and Ervin Monroe (on modern flute), and Christopher Krueger and Barthold Kuijken (on Baroque flute).

Adding to her eclectic tastes in fluting, she enjoys the Irish traditional flute style, and has studied with Chris Norman of the Baltimore Consort. Schneeloch-Bingham is a founding member of the Irish music band Sunday's Well. She is also a faculty member for the Hayes School of Music's study abroad program in Irish traditional music. An active recitalist and clinician, she has performed at the National Flute Association's annual conventions, and currently directs that organization's International Baroque Flute Artist Competition and Masterclass.

Faculty Recital Series begins Sept. 14

The talents of music faculty from Appalachian State University's Hayes School of Music will be showcased Sept. 14 during the opening performance of the school's Faculty Recital Series.

The program begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center's Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Titled "An Evening of Encores," the program includes a variety of presentations, from a vocal quartet and a tuba and piano duo to classical guitar and keyboards.

Compositions include Frank Simon's "Willow Echoes" performed by organist Joby Bell and cornet player James Stokes. "Three Old English Songs" will be performed by soprano Julia Pedigo and violinist Nancy Bargerstock.

Guitarist Douglas James performs Francisco Tarrega's "Capricho Arabe." Pianist Rodney Reynerson performs "Etude in C-sharp minor, Op. 8, No. 1" and "March" from "The Love of Three Oranges."

"Gypsy Song" from "Carmen" will be performed by vocalists Julia Pedigo, Priscilla Porterfield and Mary Gayle Greene with piano accompaniment by Reynerson. The evening concludes with John Weaver's "Toccata" performed by Bell.

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