Clarke to Host Third Annual Celebration of Chamber Music
The Clarke University Music Department will host the Third Annual Clarke University Celebration of Chamber Music on Friday, September 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Jansen Music Hall on the Clarke campus. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend.Focusing on works that exemplify musical collaboration, the concert will feature small ensemble works for the following instruments: cello, guitar, oboe, piano, saxophone, violin and voice.Performers from Clarke University include Elaina Burns, adjunct instructor of music; Marcus DeJesus, guitar student of Miles McConnell; Heather Huckleberry, adjunct instructor of music; Sharon Jensen, assistant professor of music; Nancy Lease, professor emerita; LaDonna Manternach, BVM, associate professor of music; and Miles McConnell, adjunct instructor of music. Special guests will include pianist Roy Carroll from Loras College, pianist Elisa Cooper from Emmaus Bible College, saxophonist Allen Cordingley from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and students from local schools.Clarke University is a Catholic, liberal arts and sciences university dedicated to preparing students who positively impact their workplace, family and community. Academic offerings include more than 40 undergraduate liberal arts and pre-professional programs, a robust adult degree program and six graduate degree programs. Founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clarke is located near the Mississippi River in the thriving city of Dubuque, Iowa. It is the only BVM university in the country.For more information, contact the Clarke University Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.