Huntingdon News

November 04, 2013
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Huntingdon College
News Release

Trombonist performs at Huntingdon

Montgomery, Ala.—Trombonist Richard Wangler will perform as a guest recitalist for the Huntingdon College Faculty Recital Series Thursday, November 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the College's Ligon Chapel, Flowers Hall.   The concert is free and open to the public. 

Wangler is a doctoral student at Louisiana State University, where he studies trombone with Mr. Steven Menard. He earned his Master of Music degree from Baylor University and his bachelor's degree from Samford University. He has performed with the Louisiana Philharmonic, Acadiana Symphony, Alabama Symphony, Red Mountain Chamber Orchestra, Vulcan Bones Trombone Choir, BearBones Trombone Quartet, Quatour de la Louisiane Trombone Quartet, and Chimes Street Brass Quintet.  Wangler performed in Carnegie Hall as principal trombonist of the National Collegiate Wind Ensemble conducted by H. Robert Reynolds, and has also recently performed as a member of the Castleton Festival Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Lorin Maazel. He was selected as a new member of Eurobrass, based in Konigsfeld, Germany, and toured with the ensemble during the summer of 2013. In the spring of 2013 he was recognized as an LSU Star Student and featured on the school’s main Web site.

Wangler will offer a master class for Huntingdon horn players Friday, November 8.

Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college. Ranked in the top tier of regional colleges by U.S. News and World Report and consistently listed in the Princeton Review's "The Best Colleges: Region by Region," Huntingdon has for three years been recognized on the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Washington Monthly, which ranks colleges on the basis of their contributions to the public good, places Huntingdon in the top 20% of 352 baccalaureate colleges. Huntingdon's music program offers a major in music with concentrations in voice or instrumental music or worship leadership, and a major in P–12 music education, with teaching certification in choral or instrumental music.

Huntingdon's Cultural and Community Events Series programs are sponsored by Baptist Health.


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