School of Music to be honored by Steinway

Posted: Tuesday, 10 November 2015

TROY - Troy University and the John M. Long School of Music will be formally named an All-Steinway School on Thursday immediately prior to a concert featuring various performances by School of Music faculty and students.

National Director for Higher Education Sales Sally Coveleskie will present the University a special plaque commemorating the Steinway & Sons designation at the event that begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12 in the band room in Long Hall.

The event is free and open to the public.

Steinway Artist Dr. Hui-Ting Yang, Assistant Professor of Piano, will perform Mozart’s "Turkish March," and she and Dr. Christi Amonson, also an assistant professor of music, will perform Andrew Lloyd Webber’s "Think of Me."

"Largo" will be performed by student Ginger Amonson, and "Johnny B. Goode" will be performed by an ensemble of faculty members including Ray Smith, Robert Gibson, Jim Bell, James Smith and Eric Ward. "Alma Mater Redemptoris Mater" will be performed by the Concert Chorale, under the direction of Dr. Diane Orlofsky, and the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, directed by Dr. Mark Walker and featuring Dr. Yang on the piano, will perform "Stars and Stripes Forever." The concert will conclude with Dr. Yang's performance of "Moment Musical, Opus 16, No. 4" by Sergei Rachmaninoff.