CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 24, 2010 — The Southeast Missouri Music Academy’s 11th annual Standing Ovation benefit concert on Sunday, Oct. 10, will feature a Trumpet Fanfare written specifically for the event by Jackson (Mo.) head Band Director Scott Vangilder.
The concert is scheduled for 4 p.m. in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall at the River Campus.
Vangilder is a Jackson native and graduated from Southeast Missouri State University. He will perform the Fanfare along with Marc Fulgham, Southeast professor of music.
Also featured on the program will be Cape Girardeau native and Music Academy alumna Mary Bauer. Bauer is a graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School and is currently a sophomore at Lindenwood University. While at the Academy, she studied with vocal teacher, Lori Shaffer. Bauer has received numerous awards for community service with particular interest in advocating support and awareness of children’s hospitals. She was crowned Miss Missouri Teen in 2007 where she was the Overall Talent Winner and was placed in the top five at Miss Missouri last June. Bauer is a member of Mike Dumey’s “Starz on the Rise” Dinner Theatre, and has performed at many locations locally and throughout the region.
Music for brass, flute, harp, harpsichord, voice and violin will be performed by Robert Conger, Leslie Jones, Gary Miller, Paul Thompson, and Chadie Fruehwald from the University’s Department of Music. Outstanding Academy students Courtney Penzel (harp), Matthew Thompson (flute), Marie and Elizabeth Ansberry (violin) also will perform.Tickets may be purchased at the door.
Standing Ovation is the Academy’s largest fund raiser of the year, with all proceeds going toward scholarships and tuition waivers for financially disadvantaged music students. Part of the mission of the Academy is to make music study available to everyone regardless of financial limitations. Other community service activities include providing opportunities for young musicians to perform for area retirement centers, nursing homes, hospitals and other venues.
A post-concert dinner will be held in the John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center. Chartwells chef Michael, a native of New Orleans, will prepare appetizers followed by a luscious dinner of sweet and mildly spicy Chicken Creole with rice, green beans, salad, bread and chocolate pecan tartlets, along with more great music. Separate dinner tickets must be purchased by Sept. 30.
For more information, call the Southeast Missouri Music Academy at (573) 651-2378.