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LSC-Kingwood presents “A Stellar Evening”

Faculty members to perform at annual event

Music aficionados and community members are in for a treat as Lone Star College-Kingwood’s faculty perform a variety of music selections at “A Stellar Evening”.

The 15th annual event showcases faculty members’ talents as well as raises money for the Fine Arts Scholarship program. “A Stellar Evening” will be held Saturday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the new Music Instructional Building’s Recital Hall.

“There is an added incentive to attend this year since it will be the first faculty recital in the new recital hall, which is an intimate, acoustically superb space for chamber music,” said Dr. Todd Miller, music professor and chair of the Visual and Performing Arts department. “This year, we will debut our new Yamaha CFX concert grand piano. It is the first of its kind at any college or university in Texas and one of nine in the entire country.”

This year’s performers/faculty members who are donating their time include Jay Whatley, piano; Todd Miller, Anne Heath-Welch, Eric Skiles and Gottfried Schiller, voice; Patrick Brink, jazz piano/trumpet and Marvin Sparks, percussion. The musical styles will range from Opera to Broadway; Jazz to Flamenco.

“Culture is an important part of any community’s quality of life. As faculty members, we strive to not only teach students, but to also provide high-quality art for our local community,” Miller said. “‘A Stellar Evening’ has been a well attended event in the life of the community since 1996 and we are grateful that the community gets so much out of this annual event while supporting the music and other art students at the college.”

Following the faculty recital is a meet and greet dessert reception, sponsored by area businesses, and an opportunity to tour the Music Instructional Building. The 23,000 square-foot facility houses choral and instrumental rehearsal halls, practice rooms, teaching studios, electronic piano lab and the recital hall.

General admission to “A Stellar Evening” is $25, which includes the performances and dessert reception. Reservations are recommended due to limited seating. For more information or to RSVP, contact Jan Schultz at 281-312-1532 or Janet.A.Schultz@LoneStar.edu.

Lone Star College-Kingwood invites the community to attend its 15th annual “A Stellar Evening” on Oct. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the brand new Music Instructional Building. For more information, call 281-312-1532.

Register now for credit classes online through myLoneStar.  Classes are offered days, evenings, or weekends in traditional, Internet, video, TV and independent study formats. For more information on how to register online, visit www.lonestar.edu/registration.

For general information about Lone Star College-Kingwood, call 281-312-1600 or visit http://lonestar.edu/kingwood.htm

With more than 69,000 students in credit classes for spring 2011, and a total enrollment of more than 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit www.LoneStar.edu.