Northwestern College junior Meghan Schuster of Yankton, S.D., will perform a clarinet recital on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m. in Christ Chapel. The event is free and open to the public.
Schuster’s recital will include classical, romantic and 20th century music. She will perform solo pieces Grand Duo Concertant, Op. 48 by Carl Maria von Weber; First Sonata for Clarinet and Piano in f minor, Op. 120, No. 1 by Johannes Brahms; and Sonata for Clarinet and Piano by Leonard Bernstein. Schuster will also play a duet, Francis Poulenc’s Sonata for Two Clarinets, with Northwestern sophomore Emily Wohlers. Piano accompaniment will be provided by Northwestern staff accompanist Lori Vande Brake.
A music education major with a concentration in clarinet performance, Schuster plays tenor saxophone in Northwestern’s Jazz Band. She studies clarinet under Dr. Beverly Gibson, lecturer in music, and plays in the Symphonic Band under Dr. Timothy McGarvey, professor of music. As a freshman, she won the Ritsema Family Music Scholarship.
After graduating from Northwestern, Schuster plans on attending graduate school to study clarinet performance. She hopes to play in a symphony someday.