Faculty Artist Series: Luther's Heather Armstrong to perform oboe recital Feb. 14

Heather Armstrong, Luther College associate professor of music, will perform a solo oboe recital at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14 in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.

The program features works composed by Armstrong's friends and colleagues, Maurice Monhardt, Luther professor emeritus of music, Brooke Joyce, Luther associate professor of music, and Sun Mi Ro, University of Central Florida assistant professor. Their works will be framed by two Baroque pieces by G.P. Telemann and J.S. Bach.

The recital is open to the public with no charge for admission.

Performing alongside Armstrong will be Eric Ashcraft, Luther adjunct faculty in music, tenor, Michael Geary, Luther adjunct faculty in music, percussion, Jim Griesheimer, Luther associate professor of music, oboe, Helen James, Luther adjunct faculty in music, bassoon, and Kathy Reed, Luther instructor in music, harpsichord.

Armstrong has held teaching positions at Houghton College, Hochstein School of Music and Dance and Roberts Wesleyan College. She has also performed with the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Chamber Orchestra and the Equinox Symphony and appeared in a number of solo and chamber music recitals elsewhere.

Armstrong is currently the associate professor of oboe and theory at Luther and the principle oboist of the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony, as well as a founding member of the Talus Trio, a woodwind trio made up of Luther faculty.

She received a bachelor's degree from Houghton College and a master's degree and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music where she studied with Richard Killmer.

Heather Armstrong,associate professor of music