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Contemporary works for clarinet featured in Feb. 15 recital

BOONE— Clarinetist Andrea L. Cheeseman presents a recital Feb. 15 at Appalachian State University. The program begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

Cheeseman is an associate professor in the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian.  She will be accompanied by violinist Nancy Bargerstock and pianists Susan Slingland and Christina Hayes.

Cheeseman will perform “Dance Preludes” by Witold Lutoslawski, “Dancing Solo” by Libby Larsen, “Messy” by Mark Snyder and “Contrasts” by Béla Bartók.

Cheeseman has performed at colleges and universities throughout the country as a soloist and chamber musician and at music festivals including the College Music Society Annual Meetings, Montana/Idaho Clarinet Festival, Michigan Contemporary Clarinet Festival and Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium. She has been a regular performer at the Delta State University Electroacoustic Juke Joint Festival. She was first runner-up in the Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition in 2003.

Cheeseman earned a doctorate of musical arts and a master of music from Michigan State University and a bachelor of music degree from Ithaca College. Prior to her appointment at Appalachian in fall 2009, she was on the faculties of Delta State University, Alma College and Hillsdale College.

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