Music Professors to Present Recital


Arkansas Tech faculty members Dr. Tim Howe and Vicki Kiehl will present a joint trombone and organ recital on Sunday, September 26.

The recital is scheduled to take place at Central Presbyterian Church in Russellville, and the free concert will begin at 2:30 p.m.

The program will include works for trombone and the organ, and some of the featured composers include Liszt, Gounod, Mahler, Frescobaldi, Besozzi, Krol and Busser.

“I wanted to do a recital that could take advantage of all the colors and sounds that an organ is able to produce.  The organ at Central Presbyterian is a wonderful instrument and will really make the music come alive,” said Dr. Howe.

Howe, assistant professor of music, received his master’s and doctorate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Prior to working at Arkansas Tech, he was a trombonist with the Omaha Symphony.  He currently serves as principal trombonist for the Des Moines Metro Opera each summer.

At Arkansas Tech, he teaches applied trombone and euphonium and directs the Arkansas Tech Jazz Ensemble.

Kiehl, associate professor of music, holds a master’s degree from the University of North Texas and a bachelor’s degree from Arkansas Tech.  She teaches applied organ, harpsichord and piano at Arkansas Tech.

She also serves as organist, director of the bell choir and director of the children’s choir at Central Presbyterian Church.

To find out more about the concert, contact the Department of Music at 479-968-0368