Centenary’s Hurley School of Music announces senior recital schedule

SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary College’s Hurley School of Music will showcase its graduating senior music majors in a series of solo recitals this month. The annual recitals highlight each artist’s individual musical specialty and serve as the culmination of their undergraduate training at the Hurley School. All recitals will be held in Anderson Auditorium at the Hurley School, and are free and open to the public.

Seth Hooker, a senior music major studying composition and percussion, will present his senior recital on Sunday, April 14, at 7:00 p.m. Hooker, a native of Bossier City, Louisiana, and a 2019 graduate of Airline High School, will perform a Handel Sonata on marimba, excerpts from William Krafts "English Suite" for solo Multi-percussion, and showcase original compositions for Pierrot and Percussion Ensemble. His compositions range from the quaint mirrors of pond animals to the haunting sensations of a seance. At Centenary, he has studied composition under Dr. James Eakin and percussion with Chandler Teague. Following graduation, Hooker plans to move to Colorado and prepare audition excerpts for symphony orchestras in the state while also preparing applications for a future master’s degree in composition.

Keegan Tunstall, a senior vocal performance major from Shreveport, will present a recital on Friday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. Tunstall graduated from Caddo Magnet High School in Shreveport and has studied voice at Centenary under Dr. Briana Sosenheimer. His recital showcases the composers and pieces that have been integral to his college career, including Handel and Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Senior vocal performance major Ree Randolph will showcase a variety of arias and art songs in her senior recital on Sunday, April 21, at 6:00 p.m. The repertoire, which highlights pieces that Randolph has worked on during her four years of study at the Hurley School of Music, includes "Song to the Moon" from Dvořák's Rusalka, "Senza Mamma" from Puccini's Suor Angelica, and works from other colorful composers such as Copland, Bizet, Debussy, Schubert, and Fauré. Randolph is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and plans to attend Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to earn a master of music in vocal performance. She is a voice student of Dr. Briana Sosenheimer at the Hurley School of Music and plans to pursue a career in opera.

For more information about the Hurley School of Music and the 2024 senior recital series, contact music@centenary.edu.

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy The institution does not discriminate in its educational and employment policies against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or on any other basis proscribed by federal, state, or local law.