Dr. James Perone to Present Faculty Recital March 18

April 06, 2010

Dr. James Perone, professor of music and chair of the Department of Music at Mount Union College, will present a faculty recital on Sunday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Recital Hall.

Perone will be playing the clarinet and will be accompanied by Kathy Reichenberger, Mount Union faculty accompanist.

The recital will include Rhapsody for Clarinet by Willson Osborne, Sonata for Clarinet and Piano by Francois-Adrien Boieldieu and Giovanni Gambaro, Pi'ce en forme de habanera by Maurice Ravel, Reflections by Jeffrey Kaufman, O Perfect Love by Joseph Barnby and arranged by Perone, La F'te by Claude, Arrieu, Fantaisie 3 by Georges Migot, Burlesca by Harold Noble and Sonatina by Joseph Horovitz.

A native of Columbus, Ohio, Perone earned a bachelor of music degree in music education from Capital University in 1980. He subsequently pursued graduate studies at the State University of New York at Buffalo, where he earned a master of fine arts degree in clarinet performance in 1982, a master of arts degree in music theory in 1984 and a doctoral degree in music theory in 1988. Before joining the staff at Mount Union, Perone was an active in chamber music throughout western New York, playing clarinet in the Madera Wind Quartet and Amherst Chamber Winds.

He has had several music-related articles published in music journals including ClariNetwork, The Flutist Quarterly and Interface: The Journal of New Music Research. He has also written The Sound of Stevie Wonder and The Words and Music of Carole King (Praeger Publishers, 2006). His book The Words and Music of David Bowie is schedule for publication by Praeger in July 2007 and he is under contract to write The Words and Music of Prince and Mods and Rockers: The Development of British Invasion Rock, for publication by Praeger in 2008 and 2009, respectively.

Reichenberger, who is also coordinator of accompanying and instructor of piano at Mount Union, has served the College for nine years. She earned a bachelor of music education degree from Southwest Baptist University and a master of music in piano performance degree from the University of Akron.

The recital is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact the Department of Music at (330) 823-2180.

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