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Woodwind Concert Set at McNeese

October 29, 2019 | McNeese Public Relations

The McNeese State University W.A. and Dorothy Hanna Department of Performing Arts will present a free faculty/guest woodwind quintet recital at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, in Squires Recital Hall. The recital will feature Judy Hand, flute, Beverly Jones, oboe, Jan Scott, clarinet, Susan Lauderdale, bassoon, Rod Lauderdale, horn, Lina Morita, piano, and Jawan Jenkins as narrator.

The program will feature “Passacaille” by Adrien Barthe, “La Cheminee du Roi Rene” by Darius Milhaud, “The Lion and the Mouse for Narrator and Woodwind Quintet” by Clark McAlister and A.J. Wood and “Sextuor for Woodwind Quintet and Piano” by Leo Smit.

An associate professor of music at McNeese, Hand teaches flute, chamber music, music history, ear training and class piano. She holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Arkansas and a Master of Music degree and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in flute performance from Louisiana State University. She is currently principal flute in the Lake Charles Symphony and the Rapides Symphony.

Jones, from San Angelo, Texas, is a 1987 McNeese graduate. While at McNeese, she was an active member of Wind Ensemble, Pride of McNeese Marching Band, Orchestra and Woodwind Quintet. She has been a band director in Southwest Louisiana for the past 30 years and is currently teaching band at Our Lady Queen of Heaven Catholic School.

Scott is an assistant professor of music at McNeese, as well as the principal clarinet with the Lake Charles Symphony and the Rapides Symphony Orchestra. She holds degrees from the University of North Texas and the University of Louisville.

Susan Lauderdale received a bachelor’s degree in music from California State University, Hayward, and a Master of Music degree from Southern Methodist University. She has been a member of the Acadiana Symphony Orchestra since 1993 and she also performs with the Lake Charles and the Rapides symphonies. 

Ron Lauderdale, assistant professor of French horn at McNeese, earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from North Texas University (now called the University of North Texas). He performs more than 30 orchestral concerts a year and currently plays with the Acadiana, Rapides and Baton Rouge symphonies as well as the Symphony of Southeast Texas.

Morita serves as an associate professor of music at McNeese. An accomplished pianist, Morita has toured throughout Europe, North and South America, and has performed with the Arts Nova Chamber Orchestra, the Lake Charles Symphony and the Washington Sinfonietta. After receiving her Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana State University, Morita went on to receive a Master of Music degree from Rice University and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance and literature from Eastman School of Music.

Jenkins, a native of New York, received his bachelor’s degree from Prairie View A&M and his master’s degree and Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Texas at Austin. He has performed with the Houston Grand and at the Butler Opera Center, as well as internationally in Germany and Canada. He also performed with the Glimmerglass Festival’s Young Artists Program in 2018 and 2019. 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.