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Guest Artist Concert Planned at SWOSU
October 16, 2007
Southwestern Oklahoma State University will host a Guest Artist Concert on Thursday, October 25, on the Weatherford campus.
Four visiting artists—Cheryl Parrish, soprano; Juli Wood, soprano; Dr. Joey Martin, piano; and Ian Davidson, oboe—will be featured in concert at 8 p.m. in Room 101 of the Music Building. All of the artists teach at Texas State University in San Marcos.
Admission is free, and the public is invited to the concert that is sponsored by the SWOSU Music Department.
Parrish, a Texas native, has performed in major operatic and recital venues around the world. She was one of eight young American singers chosen to perform on the nationally televised Pavarotti Plus! Appearances include the San Francisco Opera, Cologne Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Zurich Opera and many more. She is currently on the voice faculty of Texas State University.
Wood, who lives in Austin, began performing opera in 1993 and is a regular performer with the San Antonio Lyric Opera. She teaches voice and performing opera at the Texas State University, where her students have won numerous awards around the United States. She has been a teacher for 22 years.
Martin, who earned both bachelor’s and master’s degree from SWOSU, is a musician regarded for his diverse musical interests, engaging artistry and passionate enthusiasm for the choral art. He also teaches at Texas State University and serves as director of choral activities teaching graduate courses in choral conducting, choral literature and vocal pedagogy. His schedule is filled with engagements as guest conductor/clinician throughout the United States and Europe. While at SWOSU, he studied voice with Dr. Charles Chapman and piano with Dr. James Breckenridge.
Davidson has appeared as soloist and chamber musician on four continents. He is associate principal oboe of the Austin Symphony Orchestra and the Austin Lyric Opera Orchestra. His music can be heard on recordings for numerous television commercials, pop music recordings and the movie “Spy Kids II.” He teaches oboe and humanities at Texas State University.
For more information about the concert, contact the SWOSU Music Department at (580) 774-3708.