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Juniata\'s Percussion, Sinfonia and Jazz Ensembles to Perform April 4

(Posted March 29, 2004)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Three instrumental ensembles comprised of Juniata College students will perform in concert at 4 p.m., Sunday, April 4, in Rosenberger Auditorium in Oller Hall on the Juniata campus.

The concert is free and open to the public.

The concert opens with the Juniata College Percussion Ensemble. The group will perform a variety of music, including ?Taiko,? ?Quadrum,? ?A La Samba? and ?Mesozoic Fantasy.?

Juniata students performing in the ensemble are: Jeff Anderson, a freshman from Upper Darby, Pa.; John Boyer, a sophomore from Belleville, Pa.; Brock Eastman, a freshman from Huntingdon, Pa.; Kuhrt Engle, a freshman from Royersford, Pa.; Dustin Gladhill, a sophomore from Fairfield, Pa.; Chris Heaster, a junior from Mount Union, Pa.; Kevin Kasun, a sophomore from Altoona, Pa.; Tom Kimmel, a sophomore from Canfield, Ohio; Rachel Meyer, a freshman from St. Marys, Pa.; Amanda Rushnock, a senior from Philipsburg, Pa.; Doug Schunk, a senior from Altoona; Jon Shirley, a junior from Albuquerque, N.M.; and Dawn Vitko, a senior from Johnstown.

The Juniata College Sinfonia will perform next, taking on the Antonio Vivaldi composition ?Concerto in G Major (Alla Rustica).? The group will also play ?An Outdoor Overture,? by Aaron Copland, which features full orchestra instrumentation.

The Juniata students in the Sinfonia are:

Violin: Elizabeth Diesel, a junior from Somerset, Pa.; Heidi Blasenak, a junior from Harrisburg, Pa.; Ian Palonis, a senior from Huntingdon; Laura Rodgers, a freshman from Williamsport, Pa.; Deborah Delaney, a junior from Reisterstown, Md.; Leah Hammond, a sophomore from South Deerfield, Mass.; Susan Trainor, a junior from Piscataway, N.J.; Hannah Taylor, a sophomore from Norristown, Pa.; Jessica Mann, a sophomore from Northampton, Pa.; and Lynette Nolt, a senior from Newmanstown, Pa.
Viola: Megan Thro, a freshman from Wrightsville, Pa.; and Athena Gibble, a sophomore from York, Pa.
Cello: Corinne Hamblet, a freshman from Westminster, Md.; and Sarah Bay, a sophomore from Harrisburg.
Piccolo: Elizabeth Commander, a freshman from Woodstock, Md.
Flute: Jonilyn Longenecker, a freshman from Brownstown, Pa.; and Anjoli Sucy, a sophomore from Hilton, N.Y.
Oboe: Kristen Robinson, a sophomore from Altoona; and Lori Scholl, a junior from Cheswick, Pa.
Bassoon: Leslie Vogt, a senior from Venice, Fla.
B-flat clarinet: Melissa Bell, a junior from Hollidaysburg, Pa.; and Aaron Himmler, a senior from Cumberland, Md.
Horn: Nicole Beaver, a senior from Lewistown, Pa.; Jill Keeney, associate professor of biology at Juniata; and Marsha Loth, a sophomore from Hollidaysburg.
Trumpet: Sarah Bellak, a senior from Indiana, Pa.; Tucker Dietrich, a freshman from York; and Crystal Trinneer, a junior from Phillipsburg, N.J.
Trombone: Chloe Brown, a freshman from Pacific Grove, Calif.; and James Nelson, a sophomore from Lanse, Pa.
Timpani: Jon Shirley, a junior from Albuquerque, N.M.
Percussion: Kevin Kasun, a sophomore from Altoona, Pa.; Doug Schunk, a senior from Altoona; Jon Shirley, a junior from Albuquerque, N.M.; and Dawn Vitko, a senior from Johnstown.
Piano: Amanda Rushnock, a senior from Philipsburg, Pa.

The Juniata College Jazz Ensemble will perform a series of jazz compositions, including ?Brass Machine,? ?Drip Dry,? ?Gospel John,? ?Do Nothin? Til You Hear from Me,? ?Chameleon,? ?Respect? and Desafinado.?

Juniata students in the jazz ensemble are:

Clarinet: Mary Gardiner, a freshman from Huntingdon.
Alto Sax: Jessica Diehl, a junior from Dysart, Pa.; Tara Fitzsimmons, a chemistry mobile educator at Juniata; and Barry Long, a sophomore from Pottsville, Pa.
Tenor Sax: Muhammad Jami, a sophomore from Montrose, Pa.; and David Lewis, an adjunct member of the music faculty at Juniata.
Baritone sax: Steve Runyan, a junior from Bloomsburg, Pa.
Trumpet: Tucker Dietrich, a freshman from Spring Grove, Pa.; Alex Monteleone, a junior from Floral Park, N.Y., Crystal Trinneer, a junior from Phillipsburg, N.J.; and Renae Watkins, a senior from Three Springs, Pa.
Trombone: Shannon Callahan, a sophomore from Woodbridge, N.J.
Tuba: Alison Earnhart, a freshman from Mercer Pa.
Guitar: Nick Daddario, a sophomore from Yardley, Pa.; and Joshua Masland, a freshman from Sidney, N.Y.
Piano: Amanda Rushnock
Bass: Mark Stalczynski, a sophomore from Pittsburgh.
Percussion: Jeff Anderson, a freshman from Upper Darby, Pa.; Doug Schunk, from Altoona; and Dawn Vitko, from Johnstown.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.