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BHSU music professor performs piano/composition recital

 
 Dr. Symeon Waseen, Black Hills State University assistant professor of music, will perform a recital April 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Clare and Josef Meier Hall.
Dr. Symeon Waseen, Black Hills State University assistant professor of music, will perform a recital featuring the works of Bartok and Beethoven as well as a personal composition.

 

The program is April 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Clare and Josef Meier Hall. Waseen will perform Bartok’s “Piano Sonata” and Beethoven’s “Piano Sonata Op.81a.” His personal compositions will include the South Dakota Music Teacher Association- commissioned song cycle “Five Moments” with poetry by Black Hills poet and BHSU professor of English David Cremean and “Rondo” for solo piano.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree in music from the University of Minnesota – Duluth and his master’s degree in composition from Bowling Green State University, Waseen earned his doctorate of musical arts from the Eastman School of Music. In addition to composing, Waseen is a very active performer, specializing in music by contemporary composers, and has premiered several works written by himself and his colleagues. He has performed at numerous music festivals and events such as the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS) national conference. He was awarded the Wayne Brewster Barlow Prize from the Eastman School of Music for his Concerto for Voice and Voices. Waseen has been teaching music and music composition at BHSU since fall 2010.

The concert is free and open to the public. Donations for student scholarships are welcomed.

This program is sponsored by the BHSU music department. Learn more about music at BHSU.

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