The Southwest Baptist University Department of Music will present a faculty recital featuring Dr. Terri Knupps, professor of music, on the euphonium at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9 in the Meyer Recital Hall.
Dr. Terri Knupps, professor of music
Knupps will be assisted by Dr. Robert Carney, assistant professor of music, on the piano. Other featured performers will include Dr. Jeffery Waters, dean of the Geneva Casebolt College of Music, Arts and Letters and professor of music, on the saxophone; Mr. Marc Baker, faculty associate, on percussion; SBU alumnus Taylor Katz on euphonium; and Jake Soltow, senior music major, on electric bass.
Knupps, a native of Magnolia, Ark., holds a B.M.E. in instrumental music from Ouachita Baptist University, a M.M. in euphonium performance from Northwestern State University of Louisiana; a M.M. in music history and literature from the University of Missouri-Kansas City; and a D.M.A. in euphonium performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
As a performer, Knupps has won numerous regional and state awards and was a founding member of the award winning Fountain City Brass Band in Kansas City, Mo. in 2002. She continues to perform solo recitals, Masterclasses and chamber music through the South and Midwest. In 2011 she performed at the national conference of the National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors.
The recital will feature works from different historical eras and a variety of musical styles. Featured composers include Johann Sebastian Bach, David Uber, Philip Sparke, and Kansas City-based Barbara York, among others.
“This recital will offer some unique music,” Knupps said. “One of the works is a duet for euphonium and alto saxophone with piano, a grouping of two wind instruments that do not have a regular home in the orchestra. The composer does a great job of exploring the sounds of these two instruments in different ways. Plus, I jumped at the opportunity to perform with fellow faculty member, Jeff Waters, on saxophone!”
Another distinctive work is a euphonium duet with jazz combo in Latin style.
“I think the audience will really enjoy both of these intriguing works,” Knupps said. “I have certainly enjoyed preparing them with these wonderful musicians.”
The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the SBU Music Office at (417) 328-1644.