The Marshall School of Music will host a recital of teachers with piano and trombone
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Marshall University School of Music will present a faculty recital at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 3 at Smith Recital Hall, featuring trombonist Dr. Michael Stroeher and pianist Dr. Henning Vauth. The concert is free and open to all. It will include pieces from Scandinavia for piano and trombone.
“For nearly a century, Scandinavian composers, most of whom are not well known here, have produced excellent trombone music,” Stroeher said. “One of the pieces, Gunnar de Frumerie’s Sonata, is at the level of compositions by Rachmaninoff or Mahler.
Stroeher is a professor of low brass (trombone and euphonium) and is principal trombone of the Huntington Symphony Orchestra, having performed with symphonies across the United States. His students have placed in or won the National Trombone Competition, the Ohio Valley Low Brass Competition, and the Southeast Regional Tuba-Euphonium Competition. They went on to successful careers in professional music and music education.
Vauth is a piano teacher and co-director of Marshall’s Center for Wellness in the Arts. He is a certification commissioner for the East Division of the Music Teachers National Association, Past President of the West Virginia Music Teachers Association (WVMTA), a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, and was named WVMTA Teacher of the Year 2017. He has performed and participated in piano competitions around the world and has written articles on the health and well-being of musicians.
The recital is sponsored by the School of Music at the College of Arts and Media.