Faculty Recital Planned at SWOSU


Dr. Keith Talley

A faculty recital at Southwestern Oklahoma State University on Sunday, November 4, will feature five faculty of the SWOSU Music Department.

Featured will be: Dr. Keith Talley, saxophone. Assisting will be Dr. Terry Segress, piano; Dr. James South, trumpet; Joyce Adams Curtis, soprano; and Janis South, piano.

The 3 p.m. concert in Room 101 of the Music Building is open to everyone. Admission is free.

The recital will feature music from prominent American and French composers of the 20th Century. The program will include Jean Rivier's Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Trumpet and features Dr. James South, trumpet, and Janis South, piano. Claude Debussy's Rapsodie for Saxophone and Phil Woods' classical-jazz fusion Saxophone Sonata will be performed with Segress, piano. Lori Laitman's I Never Saw Another Butterfly will feature Curtis, soprano. This piece is comprised of children's' poetry from concentration camps in World War II. The program will also feature Eugene Bozza's Improvisation et Caprice for unaccompanied saxophone.

Talley is assistant professor at SWOSU. He teaches saxophone, clarinet, woodwind class 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. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Missouri Southern State University.

Talley has performed numerous solo, chamber music and large ensemble recitals and concerts in his career. He 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 10 years and has taught at the University of Missouri - Kansas City Conservatory of Music, Michigan State University and Hope College in Holland, Michigan 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.