October 27, 2017

SVSU music students to showcase their talent at senior recital

Saginaw Valley State University music education majors Katie Mueller and Shane Billingsley, who are both Saginaw natives, will perform the clarinet in the Rhea Miller Recital Hall on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. for their senior recital.

Mueller is in her fifth and final year at SVSU, where she has been awarded the Rhea Miller Scholarship for her exceptional clarinet performance abilities. Mueller has spent the last two summers as a counselor at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp. This semester, she is interning with the Saginaw Bay Youth Orchestra. In the past, this musician has won SVSU's first Concerto Competition. She will also play with SVSU's wind ensemble during the first movement of Weber's concerto this fall.

Billingsley is finishing up his music education degree at SVSU. In his five years attending the university, he has participated in the marching band, wind ensemble, and concert band.  In 2014, Billingsley was awarded the Distinctive Scholarship in Music, which is awarded to students who bring distinction to the music department by performing exceptionally onstage and in the classroom.

Their recital will include alternating solo performances from each student, as well as one duet to close the show. Mueller will feature works from famous composers Francis Poulenc, Wilson Osborne, and Carl Maria Von Weber. Billingsley will perform pieces from woodwind composer Camille Saint-Saëns and clarinetist Bêla Kovâc. The two students will perform a Mozart piece for their duet.

Admission for this recital is free of charge. For more information about this recital, please visit svsu.edu/music or call 989-964-4159.