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Jerry Alan Bush Faculty Piano Recital

Thursday, June 19, 2014, 4:00 AM


Dr. Jerry Alan Bush, pianist and Professor of Music at the University of South Alabama, will present a faculty solo recital Sunday, September 22 at 3:00 pm in the Recital Hall of the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center on the USA campus. The program for Dr. Bush's recital will include works by Bach-Siloti, Haydn, Chopin, Debussy, Bloch and Mussorgsky. A special feature will be the performance of "The Shadow's Soft Edge," a work written for and dedicated to Dr. Bush by Dr. David Z. Durant, a noted contemporary composer who heads the area of music theory and composition studies at USA.

Tickets for this Musical Arts Series event will be sold at the door only. Admission is $8 general and $5 for USA faculty & staff, USA students, youths under 18 and all senior citizens (cash or check only). Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call 251-460-7116 or 251-460-6136, or go online at www.southalabama.edu/music and click on "events."

About the performer

Dr. Bush has served as Keyboard Area Coordinator for the Department of Music since joining the faculty in 1971, during which time his piano students have accumulated some 750 awards and honors in both artistic and academic areas. Dr. Bush himself was recently honored as one of the "50 Outstanding Faculty" in the entire history of the university and also has been recognized as Dean's Lecturer, Phi Kappa Phi Outstanding Professor and Alumni Outstanding Professor. He was the first individual ever to be awarded the Master Teacher Certificate, the highest level of professional recognition granted by the Music Teachers National Association.

An active performer throughout his career, Dr. Bush has appeared in some of the nation's leading venues, including both Weill and Zankel Halls of Carnegie Hall in New York, the Academy of Music and the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress in Washington and Jones Hall in Houston, as well as frequent performances throughout the southern United States. He regularly conducts master classes in Atlanta and New Orleans, in addition to similar events at Princeton University, the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and in numerous other locations for teachers' organizations and advanced piano students.

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Need directions to Laidlaw? Just go to Google Maps at www.maps.google.com and enter "USA Laidlaw Performing Arts Center." We're on the corner of University Blvd. and USA Drive South, and our physical address is 5751 USA Drive S., Mobile, AL, 36688.

Musical Arts Series Season Pass Holders may now reserve their place at concerts if they contact events coordinator Keith Bohnet by 5:00 p.m. the day previous to the event! Call 251-460-7116 or email kbohnet@southalabama.edu. Please mention the amount of seats needed AND be sure you are planning on being in place at least 20 minutes in advance of the concert! (Pass Holders only please! Held seats not claimed within 20 minutes of the performance may be offered to other concert attendees.)

For information on how to join the Musical Arts Society, visit our website at www.southalabama.edu and click on "events" to see everything you need to know about the Musical Arts Concert Series and USA's Musical Arts Society.

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