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Patzlaff, Schwan to present senior recitals
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Northern State University
seniors JohnTyler Schwan and John Patzlaff Patzlaff and Tyler Schwan each will perform a senior recital at 3 p.m. Nov. 3 in Krikac Auditorium.
 
A reception with refreshments will follow in the NSU choir room.
 
Patzlaff, from Platte, will perform two accompanied clarinet solos and one unaccompanied solo. He has studied clarinet with Dr. Alan LaFave; saxophone with Mr. Fred Hemke; and composition with Dr. William Wieland and Dr. Allan Jacobson.
 
During his time at NSU, Patzlaff performed in many instrumental and vocal ensembles, including the NSU Marching Wolves, symphonic band, Aberdeen University/Civic Symphony, concert choir, Chamber Singers, vocal jazz ensemble, jazz band, jazz combo and the NSU Maroon Sax Quartet. He was president and the collegiate province representative of the Theta Nu chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
 
Patzlaff and hosted his own composition recital, featuring many Northern students, last April. Patzlaff hopes to teach instrumental music in South Dakota after graduation.
 
Schwan, from Surrey, N.D., will perform on the trombone. He has studied trombone with Dr. Boyd Perkins and performed with many of NSU’s ensembles, including the NSU Marching Wolves, symphonic band, Aberdeen University/Civic Symphony, jazz band, jazz combo, brass choir, concert choir, Chamber Singers, vocal jazz ensemble and the Dominant 7. He has worked as a performing musician at Valleyfair and as a performer on Carnival Cruise Lines. Schwan also was vice president of the Theta Nu chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. He is considering careers in trombone performance and instrumental education.
 
Patzlaff and Schwan are working toward double music education majors in instrumental and vocal music, and will student-teach in the spring. Both will graduate in May.
 
 
Photo: Schwan (left) and Patzlaff