KENOSHA — The Carthage College Music Department will host an Honors Recital at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 19, in A.F. Siebert Chapel at Carthage, 2001 Alford Park Drive. There is no admission fee.
An awards ceremony to honor exceptional achievement in Carthage College music begins at 1 p.m.
Each year the Carthage Music Department holds its most prestigious music event, the Honors Recital, as a celebration of the work done by its students. Students selected are honored as among the best performers of the year. It is a longstanding tradition at Carthage and gives students the opportunity to perform for and be recognized by their peers for the work they have done.
This year’s performance will feature Geng Chen (cello), Mary Kelly Hutchinson (violin), Sarah Jenkins (voice), Mireya Magallon (voice), Austin Merschdorf (voice), Katiann Nelson (piano), Nathan Takahashi (voice), Laura Villanueva (voice) and Yuhan Xue (piano).
The recital’s participants are chosen through a selective audition process. Performers are not limited by year in school; all members of the department are eligible to participate. However, students of music must get the approval of a faculty member to audition and are then narrowed down through individual auditions. The competitive nature of these auditions ensure that the annual recital is comprised of masterful performances by dedicated students and promises to highlight the efforts of aspiring professionals.