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KU School of Music Undergraduate Honor Recital performers selected

Monday, October 22, 2012

LAWRENCE--Seven students were chosen from auditions to perform in the 2012 University of Kansas School of Music fall undergraduate honor recital. The recital will take place at 7:30 p.m. Monday, October 29, 2012, in Swarthout Recital Hall, and is free and open to the public.

The students selected to perform are listed below. Hyunmin Choi is a sophomore flute performance student studying with Professor Mary-Elizabeth Thompson Meyer. Choi is active in KUSA at the University of Kansas. Choi would like to perform in a professional orchestra upon graduation. Choi is from Lawrence, Kansas.

Maggie Hires is a senior voice/opera student studying with Professor Julia Broxholm. Hires is active in KU Chamber Choir. Hires hopes to achieve success as singer in both the U.S. and Germany after graduation. Hires is from Cedar Park, Texas.

Kyle Naig is a sophomore piano performance major studying with Professor Steven Spooner. Naig is active as a choir accompanist and is in the KU Honors Program. Naig plans to be a solo and collaborative pianist. Naig is from Johnston, Iowa.

Emily Bachert is a junior clarinet performance major studying with Professor Stephanie Zelnick. Bachert is active in the Sigma Alpha Iota women’s music fraternity, National Honors Society of Collegiate Schols, and the Delta Epsilon Iota Honors Society. After graduation Bachert plans to be a private clarinet teacher, chamber performer, and hopes to earn her master’s in Music Therapy at KU. Bachert is from Lawrence, Kansas.

Regina Tanujaya is a sophomore piano performance student studying with Professor Spooner. She has won piano competitions overseas and is a winner of the Kansas City Musical Club Audition 2012. Tanujaya plans to be a piano teacher and pianist after graduation. Tanujaya is from Surabaya, Indonesia.

Katelyn Meyer, a sophomore voice/opera major studying with Professor Joyce Castle, is active with the Lied Center Student Association. Meyer plans to be in an European opera company after graduation. Meyer is from Lawrence, Kansas.

Yangmingtian Zhao, a junior piano performance major studying with Professor Spooner, has performed and received honors from recitals in China, Singapore, New York City, and has a CD entitled “Memories of a Dream.” Zhao plans to be a professional classical pianist. Zhao is from Lawrence, KS.

For more information, contact the KU School of Music for more information at 785-864-3436. MUSIC.KU.EDU.


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