FSU’s Department of Music to Host Trombonist Clayton Heath in Faculty Artist Series Concert
FSU’s Department of Music will present trombonist Clayton Heath in a Faculty Artist Series concert, titled “Hymn for Planet Earth,” on Tuesday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Pealer Recital Hall of FSU’s Woodward D. Pealer Performing Arts Center. He will be accompanied by pianist Dr. Joseph Yungen. This event is free and open to the public.
This Earth Day-centered recital will include pieces by contemporary composers Steven Verhelst, Norman Bolter, Carlos Pellicer, Barbara York and David M. Rodgers. The program will feature evocative works depicting pastoral landscapes, destruction and loss, and the restorative powers of the natural world. Heath will be joined by FSU student Megan Diehl, who will be performing an interpretive dance to Barbara York's "How Beuatiful."
Heath is a freelance bass trombonist and music educator in Pittsburgh and serves as the adjunct lecturer of low brass at FSU. In addition to being a member of the professional brass ensemble The Brass Roots and funk-brass band Run the Meat, he is an active substitute with River City Brass Band and Beauty Slap and is presently in a one-year trial with Johnstown Symphony Orchestra.
Originally from Western Maryland, Heath has performed with the Pittsburgh Opera, members of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra brass and the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed as a soloist with members of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, as well as performs with the U.S. Navy Band and in multiple National Anthem performances for nationally televised major league events.
In 2017, he was a finalist and placed in several competitions at the International Women’s Brass Conference in Rowan, N.J.
As an educator, he maintains an active private studio, representing various low brass instruments and levels of experience, provides educational clinics and has served as a brass instructor for high school band programs and the Salvation Army. For more information about Heath, visit www.claytonheath.com.
At the recital, a freewill donation will be collected for the Sierra Club.
For more information about the concert series, contact the Department of Music at 301-687-4109.
Tuesday, April 23 at 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Pealer Recital Hall, PAC
101 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD, Frostburg
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