CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 26, 2005 — The Southeast Missouri Music Academy presents its ninth annual “Standing Ovation” benefit concert at 5 p.m. Oct. 9 in Old St. Vincent’s Church.
This year’s concert features University and Academy faculty members Shane Mizicko (percussion), Gary Miller (organ) and Gabriel Deutsch (classical guitar). Outstanding Academy students featured this year will be Nicholas Summary (voice), Stephen Ansberry (violin), Amy Dai (piano), James Thompson and Meredith Busch (flute and harp duet).
Special guests include the Southeast Missouri Flute Choir, the Suzuki Program Advanced Group and the University’s chamber choir, Cantus Choralis. The concert will premiere two pieces written by Academy students: “Dream Island” composed by 10-year-old violinist Nathan Fridley, and “Winter Gloom” composed by 9-year-old pianist Abby Ritter.
Tickets for the concert are $7 and are available at the door. Information regarding sponsorship of this event or tickets for the “Meet the Artists” reception and silent auction can be obtained by calling the Southeast Missouri Music Academy office at (573) 651–2378 before Oct. 4.