Schmidt to perform a recital on flute on Tuesday, April 10

April 03, 2012

Categories: General News

Emily Schmidt will perform her senior recital on flute at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, in the Tabor College Chapel. The public is invited to attend.

Schmidt, the daughter of Russell Schmidt and Elizabeth Hofer of Wichita, Kan., is a music education major studying under Joyann Brake. She plans to graduate in May.

She will perform Allegretto malincolico, Canatilena and Presto giocoso from Sonate for flute and piano by Francis Poulenc; Fantasie by Gabriel Faure; Amhran from Flute Concerto by Christopher Rouse; Heiter bewegt, Sehr lansam and Sehr lebhaft / Marsch from Sonate by Paul Hindemith; and Of Winds and Wings by Tabor College instrumentals director Daniel Baldwin.

“I selected these pieces because I like them,” Schmidt said of her program. “Some of the music I liked immediately and others took hearing them a few times before I could decide, but I enjoy all of the pieces immensely. They also provide a challenge both technically and expressively,” she said.

Schmidt said that her training at Tabor has strengthened her skill and talent in playing the flute.

“Tabor has helped me advance my music education by helping me gain skills that I will need—and didn’t yet have—and improve the musical skills I had already begun to learn,” she said.

Making music is also one of Schmidt’s expressions of worship, she said. “Music provides another way of worshipping God,” she said, “both on my own and with others.”

After graduating from Tabor this spring, Schmidt will return in the fall to complete her student teaching requirements.