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Performing Arts hosts faculty recital

Performing Arts hosts faculty recital

Jan Scott on clarinetLina Morita on pianoLin He on violin


The McNeese State University Department of Performing Arts will present a faculty recital featuring Jan Scott on clarinet, with Lina Morita on piano and guest artist Lin He on violin, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in Ralph Squires Recital Hall.

This free program will include: "Suite" by Darius Milhaud; "Grand Duo Concertant" by Carl Maria von Weber, op 48; "Three Preludes" by George Gershwin/arranged by James Cohn; and "L'Histoire Du Soldat (The Soldier's Tale)" by Igor Stravinsky. Jay Jacobs is the narrator.

Scott, assistant professor of music and assistant department chair, teaches clarinet/double reeds, woodwind techniques and music education. She received her bachelor's degree in music from North Texas State University and her master's degree in music from the University of Louisville.

She has performed as a recitalist, clinician and soloist throughout the United States. She currently is principal clarinet with the Lake Charles Symphony and the Rapides Symphony Orchestra in Alexandria and has performed with the Louisville Orchestra, the Louisville Ballet, the Indiana Chamber Orchestra, the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and the Midland-Odessa Symphony. Scott is a founding member of the chamber ensemble, PASTICHE, and is a Yamaha Performing Artist, a Louisiana Touring Artist and a Louisiana Roster Artist.

Morita, assistant professor of music, teaches piano and received her Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University, Master of Music degree from Rice University and her doctorate from the Eastman School of Music in piano performance and literature.
 She has performed in various solo and chamber music venues across the United States and abroad. She has performed with the Lake Charles Symphony, Tulane University, Sam Houston State University, University of Southern Mississippi, Louisiana State University, the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Washington, D.C., and the Académie Internationale Musicale d'Été de Nice in France.

He, an assistant professor of violin at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, received his doctorate degree from the Eastman School of Music and has previously taught at Eastman and Pennsylvania State University. He is currently president of the Louisiana String Teachers' Association and is serving as the acting concertmaster of the Baton Rouge Symphony.

As a soloist and chamber musician, he has performed concertos with the Drake Symphony, the Houghton Philharmonic, the Jiang Su Symphony, the Louisiana Sinfonietta and the Southern Tier Symphony. As an orchestral player, he has performed with the Shanghai Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Boston Symphony and New World Symphony and has also been featured on several live radio broadcasts.

Persons needing accommodations as provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the ADA Coordinator at 337-475-5428, voice; 337-475-5960, fax; 337-562-4227, TDD/TTY, hearing impaired; or by email at cdo@mcneese.edu.