Faculty Members to Perform in Recital
February 02, 2011
A faculty recital will be held Sunday, February 13 at 3 p.m. in Presser Recital Hall on the University of Mount Union’s campus. The recital will feature Dr. James Perone, the Margaret Morgan Ramsey Professor in Music, on clarinet and Kathy Reichenberger, lecturer of music, on piano.
They will perform works by François Devienne, Gerald Finzi, Don Banks, Monique Gabus and Joseph Horovitz.
A native of Columbus, 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. Playing both the saxophone and the clarinet, he has performed with ensembles such as the Buffalo New Music Ensemble, the Alliance Symphony and the Tuscarawas Philharmonic Orchestra.
In addition to performing, Perone is an active author. He has written more than 10 books including Mods, Rockers, and the Music of the British Invasion and The Sound of Stevie Wonder: His Words and Music. He has also written analytical books on the compositions and recordings of artists such as Prince, Carole King and David Bowie.
A faculty accompanist at Mount Union since 1995, Reichenberger earned a bachelor of music education degree from Southwest Baptist University and a master of music degree in piano performance from the University of Akron.
She has served as a staff accompanist at the University of Missouri-Columbia, William Penn College, Vennard College, Malone University and the Summit Choral Society. Reichenberger also serves as a church musician at Faith Bible Church in North Canton. In addition to her active playing schedule, she teaches piano classes and is the director of accompanists at Mount Union.
The recital is free and open to the public. Presser Recital Hall is located within Cope Music Hall on the corner of Union Avenue and Simpson Street on Mount Union’s campus. For more information, contact the Department of Music at (330) 823-2180.