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Paul Compton and Michael Schneider duo to perform at musical arts concert Oct. 1

September 26, 2019

DURANT, Okla. – Trombonist Paul Compton and Pianist Michael Schneider will present a recital of duo works and solo piano repertoire on Tuesday, October 1, on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University.

A public master class will be presented at 4 p.m., with a recital following beginning at 7:30 p.m. Both events will be held in the Fine Arts Recital Hall with no admission fee.

The recital will feature Soliloquy and Rhapsody, compositions of guest artist Michael Schneider. Other works to be featured include Nocturno by Franz Strauss, Two Latin Dances by Lauren Bernofsky, and Piece in E-Flat Minor by Joseph Guy Marie Ropartz. Schneider will perform Grand Valse Brillante by Frederic Chopin and Burlesque by Myroslav Skoryk for solo piano.

Paul Compton is Associate Professor of Trombone at Oklahoma State University and an artist for Edwards Trombones and Griego Mouthpieces. He serves on the faculty for the Georgia Trombone Summit, and has been a faculty artist for the Trombonanza Festival (Santa Fe, Argentina) in 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019. Compton  has appeared as soloist with the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra, Santa Fe Municipal Band, Camerata Eleutheria Chamber Orchestra, Oklahoma State University Wind Ensemble, and Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra.

Michael Schneider made his orchestral debut at the age of eleven performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 with the San Angelo Symphony and has since performed with numerous orchestras in Poland and around the United States. He  has made debuts in Argentina and Italy as soloist, composer, conductor, and collaborator, and has collaborated with numerous faculty from Universities around the US. Schneider has been featured as Solo Artist for the Texas Music Teachers Association Annual Convention (2008) and in recent years has given multiple presentations for TMTA, including: “Franz Liszt: A Legacy – a Dramatic Monologue,” and “The Art of Practicing: A Guide to Problem-Solving.” He has also been a featured guest artist, guest master class teacher, and town hall panelist at the Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC) State Conventions on multiple occasions.

This recital is part of the 47th season of the Musical Arts Series sponsored in part by Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Red River Arts Council, Mary Katherine Hodge, the Ruth Steger Piano Institute and the Clark & Wanda Bass Foundation Lectureship. For more information about Musical Arts Series events, contact Dr. Jeremy Blackwood at jblackwood@se.edu, 580.745.2088.