October 6, 2016
WHAT: The Texas Tech University School of Music violin studio and John Gilbert, professor of violin, will host violin soloist Tami Lee Hughes. The recital is free. She also will teach a master class to violin students on Monday (Oct. 10).
Her performance will be composed of music entirely by African-American composers. It also will include music from her 2011 album "Legacy: Violin Music of African-American Composers."
WHEN: 8 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 13)
WHERE: Talkington Hall of the Legacy Event Center, 1500 14th St.
WHO: Hughes made her debut with the National Symphony Orchestra and has toured the United States, Europe and Central America. She has appeared at the Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center and is a member of the Sphinx Virtuosi Chamber Ensemble.
Hughes also has been featured in popular music, film and television. In "The Only Good Indian," a 2009 Sundance Film Festival motion picture, she performs as a violinist. She also performed as the studio violinist for Aretha Franklin, Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin. Hughes performed in concert with Smokey Robinson and on television with Kirk Franklin.
CONTACT: John Gilbert, professor of violin, Violin Studio, School of Music, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-4070 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The School of Music is part of the J.T. and Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts.
With more than 500 students, the size is ideal for creating larger ensembles as well as ensuring individual attention with private study.
Faculty includes a performing specialist on all band and orchestral instruments as well as piano, voice, organ, harp and guitar, and specialists in conducting, composition, electronic music, music education, musicology, world music and music theory.