Faculty Artist Series Features Musicians in Recital

Posted: January 19, 2010 at 1:02 am, Last Updated: January 15, 2010 at 5:13 pm

The first Faculty Artist Series recital of 2010 will be held on Saturday, Jan. 23, at 8 p.m. in Harris Theater.

Featured artists are adjunct faculty members

  • Stanley Curtis, trumpet. Curtis has been a member of the U.S. Navy Band since 1998. He also performs with the Washington Bach Consort, Apollo’s Fire, the Washington Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble and The Bach Sinfonia. After studying at the University of Alabama, the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam (on a Fulbright Scholarship), he received his doctorate of music from Indiana University. Before his Navy career began, Curtis served as assistant principal trumpet in Spain’s Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia and as principal trumpet with the Evansville Philharmonic in Indiana.
  • Tia Wortham, soprano. Wortham performs as a soprano soloist and recitalist in the Washington, D.C., area. She is a classical singer of art songs, spirituals, operatic arias and other inspirational pieces. She is also principal bassoonist and vocalist for the U.S. Navy Band. She received her bachelor of music degree at the Florida State University and her master of music degree at the Catholic University of America.
  • Ben Keseley, piano. Currently music director at St. George’s Episcopal Church in Arlington, Va., Keseley earned a master of music in church music from the University of Kansas and is working on a doctor of musical arts degree in church music.

This is a free event and no tickets are required. For more information, contact the Music Department at 703-993-1380.

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