Southeast Alumnus Performing Concert Aug. 12

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Aug. 9, 2004 – Tyson Wunderlich of Altenburg, Mo., a 2003 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University now pursuing an advanced degree at the New England Conservatory, will perform a concert at 8 p.m. Aug. 12 in Academic Auditorium.

Wunderlich earned a bachelor of music degree in piano performance at Southeast. He has taught more than 50 area students and served as organist for Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg for seven years. He has received numerous awards, including the Margaret Woods Allen Piano Scholarship, and was named Missouri Music Teachers Association runner-up.

Wunderlich currently is pursuing a master of music degree in conducting at the New England Conservatory in Boston, Mass., and is serving as music director and organist at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church. In addition, he is an active accompanist and composer, most recently focusing on choral works.

He has studied piano under Becky Fulgham, executive director of the Southeast Missouri Council on the Arts Inc., and Dr. James Sifferman, Southeast associate professor of music, and conducting under Dr. Robert Gifford, Southeast professor emeritus of music, and Charles Peltz.

The Aug. 12 concert will feature J.S. Bach’s “Partita No. 3 in A Minor,” Ludwig van Beethoven’s “Sonata No. 30 in E Major (Op. 109), Robert Schumann’s “Faschingsschwank aus Vien (Op. 26)” and Arnold Schoenberg’s “Three Piano Pieces.”