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Composer and euphonium soloist performs Sept. 18

Sept. 12, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- Composer and euphonium soloist/clinician Neal Corwell will present a guest artist recital at Western Michigan University on Tuesday, Sept. 18, beginning at 8 p.m. in Room 1116 of the Dalton Center. Admission is free and the public is invited.

Corwell's program will include original compositions and arrangements with recorded accompaniment.

Corwell spent nine years with the U.S. Army Band, "Pershing's Own," in Washington, D.C., as one of the organization's featured soloists. He was composer-in-residence for the Symphony at Deep Creek (McHenry, Md.) from 1994 to 1999, was chosen as one of the featured composers for the 1997 Bowling Green (Ohio) International Music and Arts Festival, and in 1999, won a Maryland State Arts Council award and grant for his excellence in classical music composition. In 2000, he won the equivalent Maryland State Arts Council award for excellence in solo instrumental performance. He has also been chosen as a featured performer for Maryland's Arts in Education program.

The recital is sponsored in part by DEG Music, the U.S. distributors of Willson euphoniums and tubas.

Media contact: Kevin West, 616 387-4678, kevin.west@wmich.edu

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