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20 September 2007
Flutist, Molly Alicia Barth, to Perform at JSU

Molly Alicia Barth

On Wednesday, October 3, the David L. Walters Music Department at Jacksonville State University will proudly present flutist and contemporary music specialist Molly Alicia Barth. The recital will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Mason Hall Performance Center on campus. Admission is free to the public and all are welcome to attend.

Described as “ferociously talented“ (The Oregonian, November, 2006), flutist Molly Alicia Barth is an active solo, chamber, and orchestral musician, specializing in the music of today. Molly is the adjunct flute professor at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon and principal flutist of the Salem Chamber Orchestra.

As a founding member of the new music sextet eighth blackbird, Molly held residencies at the University of Chicago and at the University of Richmond. With eighth blackbird, Molly toured extensively throughout the United States and abroad, recorded four compact discs with Cedille Records, and was granted the 2000 Naumburg Chamber Music Award, the 1998, 2000 and 2002 CMA/ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming, first prize at the 1998 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, the 1998 Coleman Chamber Music Competition and 1996 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. She holds degrees from the Oberlin College - Conservatory of Music, Northwestern University, and the Cincinnati College - Conservatory of Music.

The program will include works for solo flute, flute with piano, and flute with electronics. She will be assited by local pianist Christy D’Ambrosio. In addition to her Wednesday evening performance, Molly will be teaching a masterclass for the JSU flute studio and conducting a workshop with student composers.

Parking for the event is conveniently located adjacent to Mason Hall On Trustee Circle. For more information, contact Dr. Mike D’Ambrosio at (256) 782-8235.

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