ABERDEEN, S.D. – Two Northern State University students are set to perform their senior recital on March 23. Chelsea Kerbaugh and Michelle Mennis will begin at 3 p.m. in Krikac Auditorium, and the public is encouraged to attend the free event.
Kerbaugh, an instrumental and vocal music education major, plays the saxophone and sings. She will sing “Aria” by Eugene Bozza; “Sonatine Sportive” by Alexandre Tcherepnine; and “Caprice en Forme Devalse” by Paul Bonneau, accompanied by Leslie Swanson. She will also be playing “Sonata for Alto Saxophone” by Paul Creston.
Mennis is also an instrumental and vocal music education major, and will sing and play both the alto and baritone saxophones. She will sing selections from Edvard Grieg’s “To brune Øjne,” Agathe Backer Grøndahl’s “Mot Kveld” and Halfdan Kjerulf’s “Ingrid’s Vise.” She will also be performing a couple of songs on each saxophone, including Victor Morosco ‘s “Blue Caprice” and Marcel Dautremer’s “Tango et Tarantelle.” She will be accompanied by Dr. William Wieland
and Phyllis Heier.
Kerbaugh hails from Harwood, N.D., graduating from Central Cass High School in 2010. She moved south for Northern’s “small class sizes and opportunities for musical growth.” After graduating this December, she plans to move to an even larger area to teach and attend graduate school for musicology.
Mennis grew up in Wahpeton, N.D., and graduated from Wahpeton High School in 2010. She felt comfortable upon touring Northern. “All of the professors here really care about their students,” she said. Mennis will graduate in May 2015 and hopes to direct K-12 bands, and attendwith the graduate school.