Songwriters Showcase set for April 20

The UALR Department of Music and the Office of Campus Life present the Songwriters Showcase at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall of the Fine Arts Building on the UALR campus. Parking is available in Lot 8 behind the Fine Arts Building. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information about this event please contact Robert Boury at 501.569.3096 or rxboury@ualr.edu.

Songwriters showcases are invaluable for students and performers of all levels. As Dr. Robert Boury explains: “A song is not really finished until you send it out in the world to see what an audience thinks.”

This year’s showcase features UALR alum, visiting artist, and soprano, Ruth Sieber-Johnson. Sieber-Johnson graduated from UALR in 1982 with a bachelor of music degree in voice. She currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina and Serves as the National Secretary over operations for Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity for Women.

Sieber-Johnson will also give a master class, “The Art of Singing Twentieth Century Music,” in the choir room of the Fine Arts Building at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 19.

 

Program:

“Anabel Lee” written by Edgar Allen Poe
Performed by: Jeremy Couch, voice; Robert Boury, piano

“A Rare Disorder” written by Thomas Epperson
“The Night I Met You” written by Larry Sullivan
Performed by: Ruth Sieber-Johnson, Soprano; Robert Boury, piano

“Primer” written by Jennifer Cordell
“Olivia’s Music Box” written by Jennifer Cordell
Performed by: Jennifer Cordell, piano

“The Mists of Time” written by Wes Copland
Performed by:  Wes Copland, piano

“A Rush of Hope” written by Ashley Wilkerson
Performed by: Ashley Wilkerson, voice; Robert Boury, piano

“You Didn’t Realize” written by Hannah May
“Swept Up by a Boy” written by Hannah May
Performed By: Hannah May and Rachel Luebke, voice; Hannah May, guitar

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