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Faculty Recital To Be Held At Mount Union College

March 22, 2007

John Olsson, instructor of trombone at Mount Union College, will present a faculty recital on Sunday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Recital Hall.

The recital will include Andante Et Allegro by J. Ed. Barat, Movement by Frigyes Hidas and Concertino by Lars-Erik Larsson. Accompaniment for the recital will be provided by Katherine Reichenberger.

Olsson earned a bachelor's degree in music education from Youngstown State University's Dana School of Music and a master of fine arts degree in trombone orchestral performance from Carnegie-Mellon University. He has been a featured soloist with the Sounds of Sousa Band and is currently a member of the Canton and Wheeling Symphony Orchestras, the Jazz Heritage Orchestra, River City Brass Band and the Canton Convert Band.

Olsson has also performed with the Cleveland Light Opera, the Cleveland Opera and Ballet Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra, the Akron, Youngstown and 'Red' Symphony orchestras, the Akron, Canton and Carnegie brass quintets, the YSU-Dana School of Music Alumni Jazz Ensemble, the Allegheny Summer Music Festival Jazz Ensemble, the Canton Players Guild and Lyric Opera and the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra.

He is a member of the International Trombone Association and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia International Music Fraternity. In addition to serving as an instructor at Mount Union, he also serves as artist in residence instructor of low brass at Kent State University-Stark Campus and as an instructor of trombone at Youngstown State University's Dana School of Music.

Presser Recital Hall is located within Cope Music Hall, which stands on the corner of Union Avenue and Simpson Street, across from the Campus Lakes.

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

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