Monier to Present Free Guest Flute Recital

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Jan. 26, 2009 – The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Music welcomes Flutist Shelly Monier to perform at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall in the Seminary Building on Southeast’s River Campus. Admission is free.

The announced program will include “Hypnosis” by Ian Clarke, “Density 21.5” by Edgard Varèse and “Sonata for Flute and Piano” by Francis Poulenc.

Monier is currently pursuing a doctor of musical arts degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she is a doctoral candidate. Monier recently moved to the St. Louis, Mo., area where she is a faculty member at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley and Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. Monier is second flute in the St. Louis Wind Symphony and is president of the Flute Society of St. Louis, Mo.

She received her master’s degree in flute performance from Illinois State University and a bachelor’s of music education degree from Southeast Missouri State University. 

She has performed with the Missouri All-Collegiate Band, participated in both the Cincinnati Flute Symposium and the Wild Acres Flute Retreat by an auditioned process, and has performed live with country music star Colin Raye.  In addition, she was selected as a winner of auditioned master classes sponsored by the St. Louis Flute Society and the Southern Illinois Flute Society.

Matt Yount, collaborative pianist for Southeast, will join Monier on piano for this recital.