Guest Artists to Perform at TAMIU Sept. 7
Posted: 8/30/12

TAMIU Guest Artists Recital
Performs Low Brass, Organ Music

A combination of low brass and organ music will fill the Texas A&M International University Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Recital Hall Friday, Sept. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Eileen Meyer Russsell
Dr. Eileen Meyer Russell

Admission is free and open to the public.

Guest artists are Dr. Eileen Meyer Russell, associate professor of music, Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas, and Dr. Don McManus, organist and music director at Grace Episcopal Church, Georgetown, Texas.

In addition to her work at Southwestern University, Dr. Russell is the principal trombonist in the Round Rock (Texas) Symphony Orchestra. She has published several articles about brass pedagogy and on the use of technology in the classroom and the applied music studio in several publications. Russell has also presented clinics, papers and performed throughout the U.S., Germany and Jamaica.

Russell earned her bachelor’s and doctor of music degrees at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind., and her master’s from University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Don McManus
Dr. Don McManus

Dr. McManus served as organist/choirmaster at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church in Lufkin for 25 years and also served as assistant professor of music theory at Stephen F. Austin State University. After he “retired,” he was called as bicentennial director of music ministries at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church in New York City.

He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in organ performance from Baylor University.

For more information, contact Bede Leyendecker, chair, College of Arts and Sciences Fine and Performing Arts, at 956.326.2649.

University office hours are Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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