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SU faculty recital planned

By Staff | Aug 15, 2014

In association with the Music Department at Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts will present Jeremy Koch, saxophone and Yu-Hsuan Liao, piano for the annual Shepherd University Faculty Recital on Sunday Aug. 17, at 2:30 p.m. This is a ticketed event, $5 for non-members and free for members and children 12 and under. The concert is sponsored in part by Cinda and Spence Perry.

Koch holds a Bachelor of Music Performance from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and received a Master of Music Performance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been a member of the United States Air Force Band since 1998 where he has been a featured concert soloist on national tours. He has performed with diverse artists such as Tony Bennett, Wynonna Judd and Kool & the Gang. A proponent of new music, Koch consistently commissions and works with composers to expand the saxophone repertoire. Currently, he maintains a private studio and is adjunct professor of saxophone at Shepherd University and Northern Virginia Community College.

Liao, a native of Taipei, Taiwan, received her Masters and Doctoral Degrees of Musical Arts in Piano Performance from the University of Texas at Austin. She began her musical studies in Tung-Hai University, receiving her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. She is a piano soloist, collaborative artist, and music educator. She joined the faculty at Shepherd University in 2011 and is an active member of the West Virginia Music Teachers Association. She regularly gives master classes and is in high demand for adjudication at festivals and competitions.

For more information on the Museum, please phone (301) 739-5727 or visit www.wcmfa.org. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.