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The Virginia Tech School of the Arts and the Department of Music present a Guest Recital


BLACKSBURG, Va., Jan. 18, 2005 – The Virginia Tech School of the Arts and the Department of Music present a Guest Recital by flutist Tabatha Easley and pianist Kevin Chance. The program features works by Taktakishvili, Teleman, Schoeneield, Yun Garak, and Demersseman. The performance will take place in Squires Recital Salon on the Virginia Tech campus at 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 24.

Tabatha Easley is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts at the Eastman School of Music and teaches at the University of Rochester. Prior to commencing her studies this fall, she served as principal flutist of the Charlottesville Symphony for two years. Easley also taught at the University of Virginia, was a member of the Albemarle Ensemble, and principal flutist of the Oratorio Society Orchestra. Active as a soloist, she has performed concertos with the Fairbanks Symphony, California State Long Beach Orchestra, Orange County Arts High School, and last fall made her debut in New York City with the Astoria Symphony. Easley holds a Master of Music degree in Flute Performance and Conducting from California State University at Long Beach, and was the Outstanding Graduate for the College of Arts in 2001.

Kevin T. Chance, pianist, is presently a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where he has served as the teaching assistant to Professor Barry Snyder for the past two years. Chance has been recognized with many honors including being named the 2003-2004 Jerald C. Graue Fellow for Excellence in Musicology as well as being selected to perform in a master class for legendary Spanish pianist Alicia de Larrocha. Kevin has also performed in masterclasses with Yoheved Kaplinsky, Robert Levin, Blanca Uribe, Earl Wild, Jon Kimura Parker, Lee Luvisi, and Thomas Schumacher. Prior to his studies at Eastman, Chance received his Master of Music degree from Louisiana State University.

Admission is $8 for students/seniors and $12 for faculty/staff/general. Tickets will be sold at the door prior to the performances, in advance by calling (540) 231-5615, and online at http://www.tickets.vt.edu/

For more information, call the School of the Arts Information Line at (540) 231-5200 or contact the School of the Arts at sotanews@vt.edu For information on other School of the Arts events, visit the website at http://www.sota.vt.edu/