Oboist Sarah Southard will present a faculty recital at Hope College on Sunday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. in Wichers Auditorium of Nykerk Hall of Music.
The public is invited. Admission is free.
Southard will be playing works for oboe and piano. The program will feature “Sonata for English Horn and Piano,” by Paul Hindemith; “Temporal Variations,” by Benjamin Britten; and “Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano,” by Francis Poulenc.
Southard joined the Hope music faculty as instructor of oboe in fall of 2007. Additionally, she has taught as temporary instructor of oboe at Central Michigan University and as adjunct professor at the University of Michigan-Flint and Northern Kentucky University. Along with her collegiate teaching, Southard keeps an active studio of area oboists and has enjoyed working with many youth programs like the Interlochen Center for the Arts All-State Orchestra and All-State Band, the Holland Area Youth Orchestra Chamber Music Program, the Cincinnati Youth Wind Ensemble, and the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras.
Besides teaching, Southard is an active performer, playing regularly with the Midland and Holland symphony orchestras. She has also performed with other groups such as the Lansing Symphony in Lansing; the New World Symphony Orchestra in Miami, Florida; the Cincinnati Symphony Opera Orchestra in Cincinnati, Ohio; and the Madison symphony and chamber orchestras in Madison, Wisconsin. In addition to her orchestral playing, Southard has performed in chamber groups at Hope College, the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck and the Free at Three Concert Series, and has soloed nationally and internationally, including locations in Italy, England and Scotland.
Southard received her Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from Michigan State University with oboist Jan Eberle, her Master of Music degree at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music with Mark Ostoich, and her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, studying with Marc Fink.
Southard will be assisted by Jennifer Wolfe, piano, and Genevieve Beaulieu, bassoon.
Nykerk Hall of Music is located in the central Hope campus at the former 127 E. 12th St. between College and Columbia avenues.