The Hardin-Simmons University School of Music and Fine Arts will present “An Evening of Brahms” this Saturday, September 22, 2012, in the Woodward-Dellis Recital Hall on the HSU campus.
Performing will be Dr. Jaynne Middleton, professor of voice; Dr. Melody Rich, associate professor of voice; Dr. Lynnette Chambers, professor of voice; Dr. Chris Hollingsworth, assistant professor of voice and director of opera; Dr. Mark Puckett, professor of piano; Lauren Puckett, associate professor of piano; and Dr. Peter Neubert, visiting instructor of music.
The School of Music also welcomes guest artist, Dr. Scott LaGraff, who currently serves as associate professor of voice at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas.
LaGraff is a graduate of the Tri-Cities Opera Resident Artist Training Program in Binghamton, New York.
He has appeared with the Syracuse, Tulsa, Pensacola, and Westchester Hudson opera companies, and performs regularly with Opera East Texas in Longview.
An advocate of contemporary American song, LaGraff recently recorded a CD with pianist Andrew Hudson, titled Songs by Stephen Lias, Michael Patterson and Lee Hoiby, which was released internationally in 2009.
The Athens, Ohio, native received a Bachelor of Music degree from Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, a Master of Music degree from State University of New York at Binghamton, and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Louisiana State University. Prior to joining the faculty at Stephen F. Austin, he held teaching positions at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, and Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
“An Evening of Brahms” will be presented Saturday night, September 22, 7:30 p.m., in the Woodward-Dellis Recital Hall on the HSU campus.
Admission is free.