Hielkema to perform student recital

Northwestern College junior Katie Hielkema of Columbus, Ohio, will present a flute recital on Sunday, March 28, at 3 p.m. in Christ Chapel. Admission is free, and the public is invited to attend.

Hielkema will be assisted by Lori Vande Brake, staff accompanist, on the piano; Rebecca Alsum, resident director of Stegenga Hall, on the cello; and Gregg Hooyer, a Sioux Center resident, on the guitar. A variety of pieces will be performed, including classical, Baroque and 20th century music. Hielkema will play works by J.S. Bach, Christoph Gluck, Jacques Ibert and Sergei Prokofiev.

“I am excited about performing in front of people for an extended period of time,” Hielkema says. “I was able to learn different styles of music throughout the semester. Having to learn 50 minutes of music is a lot of work. It was definitely a challenge, and I’ve seen a lot of growth this semester.”

Hielkema is studying secondary music education and flute performance at Northwestern and is a member of the Symphonic Band. She has been playing the flute for 11 years, and she currently studies the instrument under Sue De Haan, lecturer in music.