Concert: Faculty Recital featuring Scott Hochstetler, baritone, with Luke Norell and Kathryn Schmidt, piano
Date & Time: Tuesday, March 28, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Rieth Recital Hall, Goshen College Music Center
Tickets: $7 adults, $5 seniors/students. GC faculty/staff/students free with valid ID.
Goshen College Associate Professor of Music and baritone Scott Hochstetler will present a voice recital on Tuesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. The recital will feature pianists Luke Norell and Kathryn Schmidt, and will take place in the Goshen College Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall.
Hochstetler will present two major song cycles as part of the program: Robert Schumann’s 16-song “Dichterliebe (A Poet’s Love)”, and the nine part “Songs of Travel” by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Norell will accompany Hochstetler on the Schumann, and Schmidt will play for the Vaughan Williams.
General admission tickets are $7 adults, $5 seniors/students. Available online at goshen.edu/tickets or by calling (574) 535-7566. Tickets for Goshen College faculty, staff, and students are free with ID.
Scott Hochstetler, DMA, is associate professor of music at Goshen College, where he teaches in the choral, vocal and opera theater programs. As a baritone, Dr. Hochstetler has performed opera and oratorio roles and given recitals in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Oregon. Most recently, he performed as baritone soloist in Fauré’s Requiem with the Toledo Symphony and Goshen College choirs under the baton of Vance George. He has also performed as soloist with the Lansing Symphony, Michigan State University Chorale and the Goshen College Chamber Choir and has sung in choirs under major conductors including Vance George, Helmut Rilling, Nicholas Kramer, Robert King, Gustav Meier, Dennis Keene and Moses Hogan. A passionate vocal pedagogue, Hochstetler’s voice students have consistently placed highly in vocal competitions, including two winners of the 2013 Indiana NATS competition and two runners-up of the 2014 competition. With graduate degrees from the University of Michigan and Michigan State University, Dr. Hochstetler has studied conducting with David Rayl, Sandra Snow, Jonathan Reed, Jerry Blackstone, Theodore Morrison and Kenneth Kiesler, and he has studied voice with Leslie Guinn, Stephen Lusmann and Doyle Preheim.
A native of Minnesota, pianist Luke Norell has concertized internationally as soloist and chamber musician. He recently soloed on both piano and harpsichord with the Maple City Chamber Orchestra, and presented recitals at Saint Paul College and Southwest Minnesota State University. His awards include first prize in the Schubert Club Competition, the University of Northwestern Concerto Competition, the Minnesota MTNA Competition, and the Third Biennial Lee Piano Competition, and competing as a semi-finalist in the Panama International Piano Competition. Dr. Norell serves as the Piano Program Director for the Goshen College Community School of the Arts, and teaches at the Young Artist World Piano Festival. His students have received first prizes in the Muncie Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, the Indiana MTNA Competition, the IMTA Hoosier Auditions, and the Society of American Musicians Competition. Luke studied with André Watts at Indiana University, completing his D.M. and M.M. degrees in Piano Performance, and received his B.M. degree from the University of Northwestern (St. Paul).
Kathryn Schmidt, DMA, hails from Western Canada where she performed as a soloist and chamber musician, taught and adjudicated. Kathryn completed a DMA in piano performance and musicology at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver) in 2010, studying with Henri Paul Sicsic and Jane Coop. Kathryn has performed with orchestras in Goshen, Grand Forks (North Dakota), Vancouver, and Winnipeg (Canada) and has also recorded for the radio, film and television industries. Further studies brought Kathryn to the Mozarteum (Salzburg) on scholarship from the Johann Strauss foundation, as well as the beautiful Banff Centre. Kathryn began teaching privately at age 15, and has taught piano and related subjects at UBC, and Trinity Western University (B.C., Canada) since 2004. Her students have gone on to teach, perform, compose, arrange, lead church music, and pursue graduate studies. Kathryn moved to Goshen in 2012 and currently teaches applied piano and theory at Goshen College and for the Community School of the Arts.