School of the Arts

IU South Bend Music Faculty Present Recital

The Music Faculty at the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, IU South Bend will perform together in a recital at 4 pm on Sunday, September 18 in the Campus Auditorium, Northside Hall.  Come out to meet the faculty as the 2011-12 season begins. 

Performers represent full and part time faculty from our voice, piano, wind, composition and guitar programs.  Soprano Deborah Mayer and Tenor Tim Tobin will sing selections from Puccini’s Tosca with Jennifer Muñiz on piano.  Mayer joined the faculty in fall 2009 and has performed throughout the United States including Carnegie’s Weill Hall, and across the globe with performances in Paris, Seoul, London, and various cities in Germany.  Tobin is a former student and returning faculty member this semester, who has also held concert engagements throughout the world.  Muñiz moved to full time faculty this semester.  She has performed in Spain, Italy, Mexico and the United States and in 2007 was featured on a CD of Asturian songs.

Debra Inglefield, French horn and Celia Weiss, piano will perfom Franz Strauss’ Fantasie on Sehnsuchtwalzer, Op. 2.  Inglefield, an instructor here since 1990, performs regularly with the Elkhart County Symphony, Elkhart Municipal Band and the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra.  Weiss performs as soloist on piano and organ in many local ensembles including the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, Elkhart County Symphony and Fort Wayne Philharmonic. 

Soprano Danielle Svonavec and Pianist Risa Okina will perform Composer Marjorie Rusche’s recent work “Comments.”  Rusche is an internationally performed award winning contemporary classical composer who combines romantic, modernist, vernacular and world music influences in her compositions.  New addition to the faculty Jonathon Roth will perform “Capricho Árabe” by Francisco Tárrega on guitar.  Roth has recorded two albums of his original compositions and hymn arrangements and previously taught at Pepperdine University.

Ketevan Badridze will play two movements of a Chopin concerto with Vakhtang Kodanashvili on second piano.  Badridze is an alumna of the Toradze Piano Studio and has been teaching here since 2005.  She continues to perform across the world with Alexander Toradze and the Studio. 

Tickets for the Music Faculty Recital are available for $5-$9 and free to students and children.  For more information visit or call 574.520.4203. 

Music Faculty Recital
4 pm Sunday, September 18
Campus Auditorium, Northside Hall
1825 Northside Boulevard, South Bend
Tickets free-$9 // 574.520.4203