Sean Irvin has already achieved more as a music student at Arkansas Tech University than he thought he could. On Sunday afternoon, he will reach the capstone moment of his collegiate performance career.
Irvin will give his senior trombone recital at Witherspoon Auditorium in Russellville at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 4. Admission will be free and open to the public.
"The best part of my experience as a music student here has been the ability and opportunities to push myself and become better than I ever expected to be as a musician," said Irvin. "I chose Arkansas Tech because I came here for the band camps when I was in junior high, so I was familiar with Tech. Also, my high school band directors both came here and recommended it for the music program."
Irvin is from Cabot. His major field of study at Arkansas Tech is instrumental music education.
His recital will include a performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor."
"It's originally an organ piece and has been challenging to put together," said Irvin, "but playing it has been a dream of mine since I heard it in high school."
After graduation, Irvin hopes to teach in the public schools for a few years before attending graduate school. He wants to attain a master's degree in trombone performance.
"My long term goals are teaching trombone at the college level and possibly going for a doctorate in trombone," said Irvin.
Call (479) 968-0368 or visit www.atu.edu/music for more information about the Arkansas Tech Department of Music.]]>