Rafferty Presenting Faculty Classical Guitar Recital

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

March 5, 2009 – Patrick Rafferty, instructor of classical guitar at Southeast Missouri State University, will present a colorful program of music at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall in the Seminary Building on Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus.

Works to be included in this performance will be “Toccata and Lament” by Roberto Sierra, “Sonata III” by Manuel Ponce, “Variations on a Theme of Rossini, op.101” by Mauro Giuliani and more.

Rafferty, a native of Jackson, Mo., began his studies of the classical guitar in 2000, earning a bachelor’s of music degree in guitar performance from Southeast Missouri State University. He continued his studies at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, completing a master’s of music degree in 2006, and a graduate performance diploma in 2008.

As a student at Southeast, Rafferty won several performance awards including the Southeast Missouri State University Concerto Competition in 2004 and first place in the Missouri Music Teachers Association in 2003. He has performed in the Alexandria Guitar Fest and Mid-America Guitar Festival and has given concerts across the eastern seaboard and throughout the Midwest.

In the past, he has served on the faculties of The Music Workshop in Baltimore, The Southeast Missouri State University Music Academy, and The Woodbridge Music School in Columbia, Md. Rafferty recently returned to the Midwest, joining the music faculty at Southeast as an adjunct instructor of classical guitar.

TICKETS Tickets may be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box Office, located in the Cultural Arts Center, 518 S. Fountain St., weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by calling (573) 651-2265. Tickets also may be purchased at all Metro Tix outlets, online at MetroTix.com, keywords “guitar” or by calling toll free (800) 293-5949.