Raritan Valley Community College’s (RVCC) Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) department will present a Music Students Recital, Wednesday, April 15, at 7:30 p.m., in the Welpe Theatre at the College’s Branchburg Campus. The program will be coordinated by pianist Tony Strong, Associate Professor and Music Coordinator for the VAPA Department.
The program will include performances by music majors from the department’s Associate of Fine Arts and Associate of Arts (Music Option) degree programs and music students from studio and ensemble classes. The music majors satisfy a degree requirement by receiving private instruction on their primary instrument from RVCC faculty members and/or recommended teachers in the surrounding communities. Performances will include solo, accompanied and ensemble pieces, spanning a wonderful variety of musical styles and traditions. Original student compositions and arrangements also will be showcased.
Featured performers will include vocalists Madeleine Evarts (Bloomsbury), Alec DeSando (Fanwood), Lindsey Ipsen (Branchburg), Mariah Langston (Lambertville), Alisha Mazzocchi (Lebanon), and Mikaelah Villacruz (North Plainfield); guitarist James Conrad (South Plainfield); bassist Justice Thyselius (Washington); pianists David Hauck (Hillsborough) and Tom Sepesi (Bridgewater); violinist Rachel Strub (Califon); saxophonists Max Mellies (North Plainfield) and Jason Zujkowski (Manville); baritonist Jonathan Andersen (Hillsborough); trombonist Stephen Pettinelli (Alpha); drummers Vincent Bickar (Manville) and Jonathan Levering (Flemington); and percussionist Jesse Gerbasi (Middlesex).