Mercyhurst Highlights Faculty Talent with Recital
Wednesday, Sept. 19
From now through May, Mercyhurst University's D'Angelo Department of Music will look to promote its in-house talent in a succession of recitals.
The annual series kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 19 with a show featuring Jonathan Moser, violin instructor and director of the Mercyhurst Civic Orchestra, and cello instructor Kellen Degnan.
"It definitely showcases the faculty talent here at Mercyhurst," said Victoria McIlvain, music department secretary and music admissions coordinator.
Moser is a regular performer in the Erie Philharmonic and has served as concertmaster for the Erie Junior Philharmonic, the Pittsburgh Opera Theater and other places. He has won several solo competitions, including the Pittsburgh Concert Society Solo Competition and the Northern Virginia Music Teachers Association Solo Competition.
He earned his Bachelor of Music in Performance degree from Shenandoah University and his Master of Music in Performance degree from Arizona State University.
Degnan has been a member of the Ashland Symphony Orchestra and later the Toledo Symphony Orchestra. He's also performed in the Canton Symphony Orchestra, Akron Symphony Orchestra, Traverse Symphony Orchestra and Erie Philharmonic. He studied music at the University of Michigan.
The recitals are intended for students and the public. They are free to all. — Tracy Geibel
8 p.m. // Walker Recital Hall, 501 E. 38th St. // Free // (814) 824-2394 // miac.mercyhurst.edu