FSU’s Dr. Scott Rieker’s Compositions Presented in Faculty Artist Series Concert, “Some Fruits of COVID”
Frostburg State University’s Department of Music will present compositions by Dr. Scott Rieker in a livestreamed Faculty Artist Series concert, “Some Fruits of COVID,” on Friday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. The livestreamed recital is free to view online; click the red 'Join Stream' button at right to join the livestream. If you can't join us for the livestream our music recitals are available for viewing anytime on YouTube: Frostburg Music Department. (In-person attendance of the live performance is available for 50 members of the FSU community on a first-come, first-served basis.)
Guest artists will include pianist Dr. Joseph Yungen, soprano Francesca Aguado, saxophonist Dr. Brent Weber, violinist Hanna Livingston and FSU choral artists.
The concert will consist of inspiring compositions for choir, saxophone, violin, solo voice and piano written by Rieker, FSU’s director of Choral Activities and Choral Music Education, during the first four months of the COVID-19 pandemic.
At FSU, Rieker conducts the Chamber Singers, University Chorale, Vocal Jazz Ensemble and the Troubadours tenor/bass choir. He also teaches conducting and coursework in music education and student-teacher supervision. Before coming to FSU, Rieker served as the artistic director for the Torrance (California) Civic Chorale and treasurer of the nonprofit Santa Monica Youth Orchestra. He also taught music in the Des Moines (Iowa) Public Schools for eight years at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Rieker is an active composer and arranger whose works have been performed by choirs around the world, and he has had a composition published with Santa Barbara Music Publishing. He is also engaged in groundbreaking research on the implementation of strategic risk-taking in the choral ensemble.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, musical performances before live audiences will not be held until conditions warrant. However, the Department of Music is planning a series of online presentations. Links will be posted at www.frostburg.edu/concerts. For info, contact FSU’s Department of Music at 301-687-4109.
Friday, October 30 at 7:30pm to 8:30pmVirtual Event
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