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McNeese to Present Faculty Recital

McNeese to Present Faculty Recital

(March 6, 2017) The McNeese State University Department of Performing Arts will present a free recital by flutist Judy Hand and pianist Lina Morita at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 10, at Tritico Theatre.

The recital will feature “Sonata for Flute and Piano” by Gaetano Donizetti, “Fantasy” by Philippe Gaubert, “Three American Pieces” by Lukas Foss and “First Sonata for Flute and Piano” by Bohuslav Martinu. For Jeff Scott’s piece, “Startin’ Sumthin,” the pair will be accompanied by Beverly Jones on oboe, Jan Scott on clarinet, Susan Lauderdale on bassoon and Rod Lauderdale on French horn.
Judy Hand with flute
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 has toured England and Wales with the International Flute Orchestra and has been awarded numerous arts grants, including a Louisiana Artist FLina Morita at pianoellowship. Hand is currently principal flute in the Lake Charles and Rapides symphonies.

Originally from San Paulo, Brazil, Morita serves as an associate professor of music at McNeese. An accomplished soloist, 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.

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