ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University students Bailey Geist and Yvonne Freese will hold their senior recital on Sunday, Jan. 26, in Krikac Auditorium.
The recital will begin at 3 p.m. and feature piano, percussion and vocals.
Geist, a music education major with a theater minor, will sing Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s “Stizzoso mio Stizzoso” and three selections of Clara Schumann. She will also perform Eric Sammut’s “Cameleon,” Nebosja Zivkovich’s “Suomineito” and George Gershwin’s “Three Preludes.” She will be accompanied by Kay Fischer.
Freese, a music education and musical theater major, will sing Mozart’s “Queen of the Night Aria”; Handel’s “Tornami a Vagheggiar”; and Schubert’s “Frühlingsglaube” and “Gretchen am Spinnrade.” Freese will also sing Dominick Argento’s “Spring,” “Sleep,” “Diaphenia” and “Hymn,” as well as two pieces by Pauline Viardot-Garcia. She will be accompanied by Mary Marian.
Geist grew up in Roscoe and graduated from Edmunds Central High in 2009. The daughter of Clayton and Dawn Geist, she chose to attend NSU because of its “great music program and scholarship opportunities.” She plans to seek employment in the field.
Freese was raised in Lanesboro, Minn., and graduated from high school in 2009. The daughter of Jeff and Carolyn Freese, she was attracted to NSU because of its diverse programs.
“It was the only place where I was able to compete in basketball and track and field and still get an education in music,” she said. “The welcoming professors, coaches and community were what sealed the deal!”
She has been an active participant in many musical theater productions and plans to continue her education to become a college music professor.