Music Academy Presenting ‘Standing Ovation’ Concert
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- The Southeast Missouri Music
Academy will present its 14th annual “Standing Ovation” benefit concert
at 4 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital
Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.
Following the concert, a “Champagne and Chocolate” reception will be held at the Arts Council, 32 North Main St.
The Standing Ovation program always entertains with a variety
of music and performers from the Department of Music and the Music
Academy. Featured performer this year is the Southeast Brass Quintet
playing arrangements from the music of the world-famous Canadian Brass.
“Their unbeatable blend of spontaneity and humor brightens
the rosters of concert halls wherever they perform,” said Rebecca
Fulgham, director of the Music Academy.
The Academy welcomes to its program Dr. Kevin Hampton, piano,
new chair of the Department of Music, and Dr. Gabrielle Baffoni,
clarinet. Jessie-Reuter Yount will perform selections from the
literature of Faure, arranged for French horn and piano by her husband,
Matt Yount. New this year is the addition of a performance by Academy
alumni, who have become prominent local musicians. Christy Roethemeyer
Shinn and Beth Roethemeyer St. John, both music directors in Jackson,
Mo., will perform vocal selections. The Music Academy also will
showcase one of its own stars, Daniel Bollig, 14, from Carbondale, Ill.
Bollig has studied cello since the age of 7 and has studied at the Music
Academy with Sara Edgerton, director of the Southeast Missouri Symphony
Orchestra, for three years. He is the son of Dr. John and Robynne
“Standing Ovation” is the largest fund raiser for the Music
Academy, which has provided music instruction to people of all ages in
the community since 1985. The concert helps the Music Academy, which is
funded solely by tuition and donations, offer scholarships and tuition
waivers for financially disadvantaged students. Lessons are offered for
piano, voice, guitar, harp, and all band and orchestra instruments.
Its mission is to enrich the lives of its students, which are of all
ages, abilities and backgrounds, by stimulating a lifelong appreciation
of music, developing basic musical and performing skills, and
encouraging the creative use of those skills.
Tickets may be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box
Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St.,
weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by calling (573) 651–2265. Tickets may
also be purchased online at RiverCampusEvents.com. For more information about reception tickets, call (573) 651-2378.