Memorial Concert Benefits Student Scholarships

Every year, the campus community remember and honor Dr. Charles E. Lindsley, one of the founding members of the Music Department. This year's concert, entitled “The Feminine Voice,” will feature faculty, alumni and students performing works by female composers, poets and lyricists.

The concert is on Friday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall.

The program includes art songs from several periods, contemporary songs and selections from several Broadway shows including “Ragtime,””The Scarlet Pimpernel,” “Bells are Ringing” and “Once on this Island.” One of the evening's highlights is the performance of “Fair Katrinelje and Pif-Paf Poltrie,” a work for voice, flute, cello and piano composed by alumna Sarah Wallin Huff. Guest artists for this piece include Patricia Maggs, flute, and Ana Maria Maldonado, cello.

Singing from “The Color Purple” will be Jonnie Owens, director of community outreach in the College of Letters, Arts, & Social Sciences. Also, faculty member Susan Burns will perform works of Clara Schumann, Joelle Wallach and Gweneth Walker.

Proceeds from the concert go to the Charles Lindsley Memorial Scholarship Fund. Each year, faculty members select an outstanding vocal student to receive this prestigious award. Criteria for selection include academic excellence, performance ability and service to the department. Past recipients include Loren Martinez, Alyssa Cossey, Jackie Cox, Kristen Hamilton and Ashley Follett.

For more information about the vocal program, contact Professor Susan Burns at (909) 869-3555 or

Tickets are $7 and are available at the door, at or at the Music Publicity Office, Building 24, Room 142. For more events sponsored by the Music Department, visit