May 21, 2024

     Wittenberg’s Music Department held a general recital on Wednesday, Oct. 2, in Krieg Hall. The recital had some of Wittenberg’s talented musicians performing pieces by Chopin, Brahms, Creston, Mozart, and Reinagle. The performers covered many different instrumentals.

     Iris Qiu ’15 and Jordan Matthews ’17 played separate piano pieces. Sara Zinn ’17 used her vocal talents as a mezzo soprano and was accompanied by pianist Diane Slagle. Victor Glasgo ’15 showcased his alto saxophone and was also accompanied by Slagle on piano. Isabell Fig ’16, Sarah Delie ’17, and Richard York performed a clarinet piece together. And Jake Sampson ’17 and Daniel Kazez played bass and cello (respectively) together.

     Zinn, a music education major, hopes to be able to share her love of music with her students. “Music is something that I have always been passionate about, and so my goal is to be able to instill some of that passion and enjoyment into my students once I become an educator.” Her instrument of choice is her voice, and Zinn stated, “being a vocalist is a great way to showcase my strengths as a performer as well as work on some personal weaknesses and hopefully turn them into strengths with time. Being a vocalist also opens up the opportunity to work with other musicians such as cellists, flutists, and even tubists!”

     She especially loves the music program at Witt. “The Wittenberg music program provides me with the stepping stones I need to take towards my future,” said Zinn. “I am planning on becoming a college professor and the Wittenberg music program with the information, tools, and contacts I need in order to get myself where I need to be within the next few years. I am provided with impeccable instructors and an education tailored specifically to my personal needs and goals. The professors are helpful and supportive and truly want me to be the best I can be. They are working to do anything and everything they can in order to help me achieve my goals, and I am so grateful for their support and assistance.”

     Glasgo, a music minor, is also passionate about music. “Music is beautiful. I love attending concerts and recitals as much as I enjoy playing them.” Glasgo’s instrument of choice is the alto saxophone. “I love playing the sax because people love listening to it. Saxophones have a beautiful timbre and can fly through fast, technical music. It is a versatile instrument, and I like that about it.”

     The music program at Wittenberg has also impacted him as well. “I love Wittenberg, and I came to Wittenberg because I felt like anything was possible. The music program here has so much to offer with great programs and faculty, and I feel like through music, I am becoming a better person.”

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