Ouachita Baptist University’s Division of Music will host three student recitals April 4 in Mabee Fine Arts Center’s McBeth Recital Hall. Sean Jackson and Courtney Stanage will present junior piano recitals at 11 a.m., and Kenderick Scorza will present his sophomore musical theatre recital at 2 p.m. The recitals are free and open to the public.
Jackson is a music composition major from Livingston, La. He has been named to Ouachita’s President’s and Dean’s Lists and is a member of the Carl Goodson Honors Program. He also has placed third in Ouachita’s Virginia Queen Piano Competition.
His recital will include the first movement of J.S. Bach’s “Italian Concerto, BWV 971,” Johannes Brahms’ “Rhapsodies, Op. 79, No. 2” and “Kaleidoscopes, No. 9 & No. 10” by Benjamin Lees.
Stanage is a piano performance major from Hot Springs Village, Ark. She has been named to Ouachita’s Dean’s List and is a member of Chi Rho Phi women’s social club. She also has been named a Friends of Fine Arts Scholar.
Her recital will include “Fantasie in C minor” by J.S. Bach, the first movement of Ludvig van Beethoven’s “Sonata, Op. 10, No. 2,” Frédéric Chopin’s “Ballade No. 3, Op. 47” and “Malambo, Op. 7” by Alberto Ginastera.
Scorza is a musical theatre major from North Little Rock, Ark. He has been a nominee for the Irene Ryan Acting Auditions at the Region Six Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for his work as Toad in Ouachita’s production of “A Year with Frog and Toad.” He also has been involved in OBU Concert Choir and Kappa Chi men’s social club.
His recital will include Dick Gallagher’s “Laughing Matters” from When Pigs Fly; Irving Berlin’s “You’re Just in Love” from Call Me Madam; Act I, Scene II from Claptrap by Ken Friedman; and “Rich, Famous and Powerful” by David Friedman.
Scorza will be assisted by Cami Willis, a junior musical theatre and church media/production arts double major from Flower Mound, Texas, for “You’re Just in Love” and the scene Claptrap. Stacy Hawking, a sophomore musical theatre major from Sherwood, Ark., served as choreographer for “You’re Just in Love.” John Briggs, adjunct instructor of music, will serve as Scorza’s accompanist for the recital.