Madison Murphy, soprano; Carey Avant, piano: student recitals

Saturday, March 17, 2018
4:00 PM
Cultural Arts CA1075 Beckwith Recital Hall
Event Type
Music Dept.
Seymour, Ann
Department of Music

Madison Murphy, soprano
Carey Avant, piano

Elizabeth Loparits piano
with guests
Shauntè Jordan, soprano
Mariah Sutton, soprano
Daniel Paparozzi, tenor
Theresa Dornburg, piano

Carey Avant performs
Bach: French Suite No. 5 in G Major BWV 816        
Claude Debussy: “The Snow is Dancing,” from The Children’s Corner Suite             
Frederic Chopin: Nocturne in G Minor, Op. 15, No. 3
Arnold Schoenberg: Sechs Kleine Klavierstucke, Op. 19
 Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky: “The Sleeping Beauty” Waltz (four hands) with Theresa Dornburg, piano, 4 hands

Madison Murphy performs
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: “Zeffiretti Lusinghieri,” from Idomeneo
Francis Poulenc: Air Chantés
  Air Romantique
  Air Champêtre
  Air Grave 
  Air Vif
Harvey Schmidt: “Simple Little Things,” from 110 in the Shade       
Jason Robert Brown: “Climbing Uphill,” from The Last Five Years   
Steven Lutvak “I’ve Decided to Marry You,” from A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder with Mariah Sutton, soprano; Daniel Paparozzi, tenor

Carey Avant and Madison Murphy perform
Felix Mendelssohn: Herbstlied with Shauntè Jordan, soprano
Madison Murphy is a junior at UNCW pursuing her B.A. in music performance with a minor in French. A member of UNCW’s Opera Outreach Project, Madison has performed in operatic scenes as Gretel and Sandman in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Monica in Menotti’s The Medium, and will appear this spring in the role of Shulamit in Meira Warshauer’s contemporary opera, Elijah’s Violin. While in residence at UNCW, Madison has performed with the UNCW Chamber Choir in Mozart’s Requiem, the Brahms Requiem, Haydn’s Mass in Time of War, and Jeffery Van’s A Procession Winding Around Me. In 2017, she appeared as an ensemble member in Opera Wilmington’s production of Bizet’s Carmen. Madison plans on pursuing a Masters in Performance and Vocal Pedagogy after graduating from UNCW in 2019.
Presented in partial fulfilment for the Bachelor of Arts in Music.
Madison Murphy is a voice student of Professor Nancy King.

Carey Avant is a senior at UNCW pursuing a B.M. in Music Education. Before coming to UNCW, Carey was a student at Cape Fear Community College. She served as an accompanist for Cape Fear Community College, accompanied choir and voice students for choir concerts and student recitals, as well as the student opening of the Cape Fear Community College Wilson Center. She also provided music for Phi Theta Kappa ceremonies, an honors society of which she is a member. Carey also received two student awards for academic achievement, the Ogden Baptist Church Music Scholarship, and the Jack and Judy McGarry Scholarship. Carey has been employed as a music intern at Wrightsville Beach Methodist Church since 2015, where her responsibilities include leading the youth group praise band and serving as Children’s Choir assistant, Bell Choir member, and fill-in sound technician. At UNCW, Carey has performed as an accompanist at choral Music Performance Adjudication festivals, played solo pieces in a program at Cameron Art Museum, performed in UNCW’s annual Piano Day, and participated in master classes with Evgeny Rivken and Mauricy Martin. She also performed as a soloist and harpsichord accompanist in a short baroque program prior to Chamber Music Wilmington’s presentation of ACRONYM, After graduating from UNCW in December 2018, she plans to continue working as a church musician and begin teaching elementary school music.
Presented in partial fulfillment for the Bachelor of Music in Music Education.
Carey Avant is a piano student of Dr. Barry Salwen.
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Plenty of free parking, in front of the Cultural Arts Building and across the street.


Arrive on time

•   Arrive at the concert venue at least 10 minutes before the posted concert time. If you need to get a ticket at the box office, have your UNCW student ID ready and arrive at least another 5 sooner.

Concert attendance and program stamping

Programs for students registered in Department of Music classes are stamped by the ushers at the end of the performance. 

   •   If you leave before the concert ends, your program will not be stamped.

   •   If ushers should run out of programs, ask them to stamp your ticket stub at the end of the concert. Let your teacher know what happened. 


Use of electronic devices during performances

   •   use of computers, tablets, phones is not allowed during performances. Anyone using an electronic device will be asked to put it away. Noncompliance may result in being asked to leave the event.


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