Campbellsville University to Present Pianist from Asbury College Oct. 26

By Joan C. McKinney, director of university communications

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dr. Donald A. Zent, professor of piano at Asbury College, will perform a faculty piano recital Thursday, Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in The Gheens Recital Hall of the Gosser Fine Arts Center Gallery at Campbellsville University.

The program will include a late sonata of Beethoven; works by Brazilian composers Barbosa, Mignone and Villa-Lobos; movements from a programmatic work of Szymanowski; and arabesques on the “Beautiful Blue Danube” by Johann Strauss/Schulz-Evler.

The public is invited to attend this free recital.

Zent has taught college music students for 33 years, first at Indiana Wesleyan University (formerly Marion College) and second, since 1988, at Asbury College in Wilmore, Ky.

As professor of piano and coordinator of keyboard studies at Asbury, he teaches applied piano, group piano and piano pedagogy. In 2006, Zent taught graduate piano students at the Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Recife, Brazil.

A piano soloist and accompanist, he holds three degrees in piano performance: bachelor of music and master of music, both from Indiana University, and doctor of musical arts from College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati.

Some of his piano teachers have included Edoardo Berlendis, Rebecca Penneys, Santos Ojeda, Jorge Bolet, Nicholas Zumbro, Tong Il Han and Gizi Szanto.

For information about the recital, contact the School of Music at (270) 789-5237.

Campbellsville University, now celebrating her Centennial year, is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 2,310 students who represent 100 Kentucky counties, 32 states and 28 foreign nations. Listed in U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” 14 consecutive years as one of the leading Southern master’s colleges and universities, Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his eighth year as president.

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