Students share their passion for playing guitar at recital.
By Te Keyshia Johnson
Since the semester is coming to an end, music majors who enjoy playing the guitar have a chance to show their talents as soloists at two guitar studio recitals from 7:30-8:30 p.m. April 29 and May 6 in the auditorium of McAllister Fine Arts Center.
The recitals are free and open to the public.
“It’s a chance for the students to show what they’ve been working on for this semester,” said Tom Sprayberry, music adjunct. “So they get to play for their friends and family, also for other students that come.”
In 2012 Sprayberry became coordinator for the recital. He said he enjoys watching the students’ hard work and dedication pay off at the recital.
“The recital is all solo representation so each student will get up and play a piece or two on their own,” Sprayberry said.
Ten students will perform classical guitar solos at the recital.
Sprayberry said the soloists would play “amazing” music from the Renaissance to modern compositions.
The recital will include a special performance from music freshman Emilio Cintron, who performed at the recent performance showcase here. He was one of the 15 finalists who auditioned for the showcase. Cintron will play a piece called “Asturias.” Spanish pianist Isaac Albeniz wrote the composition in 1911.
“All our students are doing really well; the recital’s a chance for somebody who is not really familiar with guitar music in this manner to actually become exposed to it,” Sprayberry said.