CU to Hold Piano Recital ‘Commemorating Debussy’ March 4

Feb. 22, 2010

For Immediate Release

By Tawny Vilchis, student news writer

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University’s School of Music undergraduate and graduate piano majors and minors will present a piano recital titled “Commemorating Debussy: The Centennial of Debussy’s Preludes, Book 1” on Thursday, March 4, at 8 p.m. in The Gheens Recital Hall located at 210 University Drive, Campbellsville.

            The event is free and open to the public.

            Students of Dr. William Budai, assistant professor of piano, and Dr. Wesley Roberts, professor of music, will perform 12 Preludes that were completed 100 years ago in 1910. The French composer, Claude Debussy (1862-1918), is recognized for his musical contribution to Impressionism.

            Roberts said Debussy’s Preludes are descriptive pieces on a host of topics that exemplify the play of sound and musical color that was typical in Impressionistic composition.

            The following students will perform the 12 Preludes: Chase Moore of Ferguson, Ky.; Pei-Fen Lin of Taiwan; Eunhye Lee of South Korea; Hana Park of South Korea; Charity Kasey Vitkus of Aurora, Ill.; Zhui Zhang of China; Jared Clark of Versailles, Ky.; Seth Johnson of Leitchfield, Ky.; Chung-Ling Cheng of Taiwan; Zhiwei Zheng of China; and Yuri Kim of South Korea.

            Campbellsville University 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 3,006 students who represent 97 Kentucky counties, 30 states and 37 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 23rd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South, tied for fifth in “most international students” and fourth in “up-and-coming” schools in baccalaureate colleges in the South. CU has been ranked 17 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges® and to G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his 11th year as president.