Angela Waite Recital highlights outstanding student musicians

GAMBIER, Ohio — Twelve student musicians have been invited to perform at Kenyon College’s Angela Waite Recital, held Saturday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. in Brandi Recital Hall in Storer Hall, 105 College Drive.

The concert features students, both music majors and non-music majors, who gave outstanding performances during their music juries in December. The students were selected to perform in the concert by Department of Music faculty.

“One of the strengths of Kenyon’s music program is that a student does not have to be a music major to fully engage in performances, either solo or ensemble,” said Professor of Music Ben Locke, who oversees the recital.  “Those students who study privately often do exemplary work, but unless those students choose to do a public recital, no one but a couple of teachers will know of it.”

“The generosity of the Waite family a few years ago gave the Music Department the vehicle by which we can feature our students’ accomplishments to the community,” Locke added. “It is an honor to be invited, and the Angela Waite Recital has become a popular and well-attended event due to the high level of musicality exhibited in the performances.”

Students invited to perform include senior E. Chandler Davis, voice, from Laguna Beach, California; senior Aaron Fenhagen, guitar, from Montclair, New Jersey; senior Kayleigh Loveland, voice, from Mount Vernon, Ohio; senior Lily Ann McBride, harp, from Gambier; senior Grace Potter, voice, from Midland, Michigan; senior Jacob Scharfetter, voice, from Chillicothe, Ohio; senior Zoe Tatarsky, guitar, from Fairfax, California; sophomore Weston Carpenter, jazz piano, from Lafayette, California; sophomore Joey Chimes, piano, from Stamford, Connecticut; sophomore Patrick Shaw, guitar, from Pottstown, Pennsylvania; sophomore Anna Tancredi, classical guitar, from Hingham, Massachusetts; and first-year Leah Dunbar, marimba, from Hillsborough, New Hampshire.

The biannual Angela Waite Recital Series was created in 2000 by Charles P. Waite, a Kenyon emeritus trustee, who made a donation in his wife’s name as an anniversary gift. The concert is free and open to the public.