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NSU students to hold senior recital Jan. 16

​ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern

State University music students
Callie Marlette and Abby Klumb will sing and perform instrumental pieces on trumpet and clarinet at their joint senior recital on Jan. 16.

The recital begins at 7 p.m. in Krikac Auditorium, with a reception to follow in the choir room of the Johnson Fine Arts Center.


Marlette, an instrumental/vocal music education major from the Hoven area, will perform “Rustiques” by Eugene Bozza and “Concertpiece” by Vassily Brandt. She will sing “Someone to Watch Over Me” by George and Ira Gershwin. Her accompanists will be Ron Parker and Dr. William Wieland.


Klumb, an instrumental/vocal music education major from Dimock, will play Brahms' “First Sonata,” Devienne's “Deuxieme Sonate” and Saint-Saen's “Sonata for Clarinet and Piano.” She will sing “Cockeyed Optimist” by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Her accompanists will be Dr. Allan Jacobson and Phyllis Heier.

Together, the students will play the duet “Double Concerto for Clarinet and Trumpet” by Gordon Jacob.





Marlette, the daughter of Jeff Marlette of New Underwood and Dixie Beitelspacher of Hoven, graduated from Gettysburg High School in 2010. She chose to attend Northern because she was often around NSU professors at music contests and summer music camps and loved everything they had to say about the university. 

“I also saw the Dominant 7 trumpet group perform around the state a couple times and knew that's where I needed to be,” she said.

Marlette, who has a trumpet emphasis and whose vocal classification is alto, has studied with Dr. Grant Manhart at NSU. She will graduate in May 2014 and hopes to find a job in the Fargo, N.D., area since she is moving there after she gets married in July.

“I would love to teach in an elementary school especially,” she said.


Klumb, daughter of Terry and Lisa Klumb of Dimock, graduated from Parkston High School in 2010. She chose to attend Northern because a talented family member attended NSU for trumpet.

“I looked up to him and thought if it was good enough for him, it had to be a good school,” she said.

Klumb, who has a clarinet emphasis and whose vocal classification is soprano, has studied with Dr. Alan LaFave at NSU. She will graduate in May and plans to search for an elementary general music education job in the Twin Cities area.



Photo: Marlette (left) and Klumb