Written by Tracy Solimeno
Southern Utah University’s department of music welcomes Dr. Angela Heck Mueller for a one-night recital Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Thorley Recital Hall located within SUU’s music building. This talented flutist melds a beautiful passion for music, education, and talent into memorable performances. Admission is free and open to the public.
The program features traditional and contemporary pieces such as the romantic “Suite, Op.34” by French composer Charles-Marie Widor, the Utah premiere of Tim Hagen’s (b.1981) “In a Yellow Wood” for piccolo and piano, J.S. Bach’s “Sonata in E-Flat Major,” and Ian Clarke’s new age “Deep Blue” that showcases modern flute techniques such as pitch bending. SUU music department faculty members Dr. Virginia Stitt, bassoon, and Dr. Christian Bohnenstengel, piano, will join the evening’s performance.
“Angela is a true professional in every respect,” said Bohnenstengel, assistant professor of piano at SUU. “Her recitals are varied and balanced. It is a joy to work with her because she is always well prepared, organized, and above all passionate about music and music education.”
Mueller has performed and presented at festivals throughout the United States and abroad and currently serves as third flutist with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra and as a member of the Divertimento Flute Quartet and Peace Trio. She performs regularly with the Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra, Lima Symphony Orchestra, New Albany Symphony Orchestra, Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra, River Cities Symphony Orchestra, Westerville Symphony Orchestra, and Ashland Symphony Orchestra.
“I am so grateful to be invited back to SUU,” Mueller said. “I had the wonderful opportunity to work with the SUU flute studio in a masterclass last year, and I look forward to sharing more ideas with these fantastic students this year! We invite the SUU community to join us to experience the beloved treasures and new gems of the flute and piccolo repertoire.”
Enjoy the natural delight and brightness of the piccolo and flute. For more information on SUU’s department of music, please visit suu.edu/pva/music.