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Distinction in Accompanying Finalist Recital

  • Date: Sunday, May 10, 2015
  • Time: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Location: Noble Recital Hall, Jenson-Noble Hall of Music

Luther College will host the Lucille Stransberry Rosholt Distinction in Accompanying and Collaborative Keyboard Performance Scholarship recital at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 10, in the Noble Recital Hall in Jenson-Noble Hall of Music on the Luther campus.

The recital will be followed by an award ceremony and reception. The program and reception are open to the public with no charge for admission.

The recital will feature performances by two finalists for the $1,000 scholarship. Each finalist will perform a 15-20 minute program of instrumental and vocal music that demonstrates his or her collaborative skills. Finalists include Bryan Banowetz of Robins, Iowa, and Kate Gerike of Chaska, Minnesota.

Bryan Banowetz, Luther junior, is the son of Doug and Janelle Banowetz of Robins. He is majoring in music and English at Luther. He will perform works by Beethoven, Sven Lekberg, Robert Schumann and Jules Massenet with the assistance of Luther students Jennifer LeDoux, Isak Swanson and James Deignan. Banowetz is the student of John Strauss, Luther professor of music.

Kate Gerike, Luther junior, is the daughter of Paul and Mona Gerike of Chaska. She is majoring in music and psychology at Luther. She will perform works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Giacomo Puccini, Mozart, Gabriel Fauré, Jindřich Feld, Franz Schubert and Michael Head with the assistance of Luther students Casey Tecklenburg, Julia Reimann, Regina Young and Josue Silva. Gerike is also a student of John Strauss.

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The winner will be selected by a panel of judges immediately following the performances.

The Distinction in Accompanying and Collaborative Keyboard Performance Scholarship was established for the purpose of recognizing and encouraging a high level of achievement in the collaborative arts. Participants must be of sophomore or junior standing and have completed a series of requirements. Once a complete application is submitted, the applicants are reviewed by the Award Committee and the finalists are chosen.

The scholarship was established and endowed by Robert Rosholt in honor of his wife, Lucille. Lucille Stansberry Rosholt taught piano, voice and music education at Luther from 1955-58. She studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. While raising three children, she found collaborative work at the piano to be a flexible and rewarding outlet for her artistry. Robert and Lucille reside in Decorah.


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