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12 March 2007

Music Department Faculty Recital
Features Performing Faculty Member
on Oboe & English Horn

Dr. Aarob Hilbun

In its on-going series of concerts by members of the performance faculty, the David L. Walters Department of Music presents Dr. Aaron Hilbun, Oboe, in a Faculty Recital on Tuesday, 13 March 2007 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mason Hall Performance Center on campus.

Dr. Aaron Hilbun joined the Faculty of Music as Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, teaching applied double reeds and Music History.  Dr. Hilbun received the B.M from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the M.A. from the University of Iowa, and the D.M. from Florida State University.  He is very active as a performer on oboe and English Horn and appears regularly with the Orlando Symphony Orchestra, the Jacksonville Florida Symphony Orchestra and the Brevard Symphony Orchestra.

Dr. Hilbun, a Tennessee native, received his undergraduate education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and graduate degrees from the University of Iowa and Florida State University. He maintains an active performance schedule including orchestras in the southeast and the northeast as well as internationally. He performs with the Sarasota Opera Orchestra, Northeast Symphony Orchestra (NH), Brevard Symphony Orchestra (FL), Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra (FL), Bach Festival Orchestra (Winter Park, FL), Walt Disney World Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Trujillo (Perú), and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. He has been a featured soloist in Europe, South America and Japan and appears in a sizeable discography.

Dr. Hilbun’s program will open with a sonata by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach. Also to be heard will be a recently re-discovered work by the late 19th century composer and Kantor at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig, Gustav Schreck. This will be a unique opportunity to hear a work that is rarely performed in the United States, although it is quickly gaining a place in the oboe repertoire in Europe. Also included will be a composition for oboe and guitar by José-Luis Maúrtua. Dr. Hilbun will be assisted in this composition by Keith Sullivan, guitar, an instructor on the Jacksonville State University faculty.

This program presented by the Department of Music is free, and the public is cordially invited to attend. Parking is conveniently located adjacent to Mason Hall on Trustee Circle on campus.

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