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Faculty Recital This Sunday at SWOSU

March 26, 2009

Dr. Keith TalleyA faculty recital featuring Dr. Keith Talley, saxophone, and Dr. Dennis Widen, piano, will be held this Sunday, March 29, at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

The recital is at 3 p.m. in Room 101 of the Berrong Music Hall on the SWOSU campus. Admission is free.

The recital will feature diverse music from the Baroque Period to the 21st Century. The program will feature Dr. Talley's arrangement of Johann Sebastian Bach's Partita in A Minor; American composer Paul Creston's Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano; Ben Johnston's Ponder Nothing for unaccompanied alto saxophone; Dutch "avant pop" composer Jacob Ter Velduis' Buku for alto saxophone and boom box which includes recorded samples of jazz legends Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley and Art Pepper; and Texas native composer Fisher Tull's Sarabande and Gigue.

Talley is assistant professor at SWOSU.  He teaches saxophone, clarinet and directs the Jazz Ensemble "A" and Woodwind Ensemble. Talley received his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in saxophone performance from Michigan State University and holds a Master of Music degree in saxophone performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music. His Bachelor of Science degree in music education is from Missouri Southern State University.

He has performed numerous solo, chamber music and large ensemble recitals and concerts in his career. Talley is a frequent performer in the Midwest and has performed across the United States and in Europe. He has also appeared at regional and national conferences as a soloist, lecturer and member of a saxophone quartet. Talley has been teaching saxophone and woodwinds for over 12 years and taught at Hope College in Holland (MI) before joining the faculty at SWOSU.

For more information, please contact the SWOSU Music Office at 580-774-3708 or email keith.talley@swosu.edu.

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