April 10, 2013
Contact: Mary Moates, Communications Assistant
In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the bachelor of music education degree at Maryville College, senior Eric Hill will present his recital, titled “One for the Road,” on Mon., April 15 at 7 p.m. The recital, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall of the Clayton Center for the Arts. A reception will follow the performance.
A lyric baritone, Hill will present a selection of classical pieces, including Aaron Copland’s “I Bought Me A Cat,” Thomas Arne’s “Under the Greenwood Tree,” Franz Schubert’s “An Sylvia” and Francesco Durante’s “Vergin, Tutto Amor.” Alina Rosavear will accompany Hill on piano during the recital.
For two songs, “I’ve Got This Friend” and “Poison and Wine” by The Civil Wars, Hill will be joined by two MC music students: guitarist Colton McNabb and singer Tori Elrod, a soprano.
“Tori and I will be doing songs made famous by the duo,” Hill said. “Colton McNabb will accompany on the guitar for both selections.”
Hill will close the recital with “May You Always Have A Song” by Jay Althouse.
“I am very excited about my senior recital,” Hill said. “Throughout the whole program, there are many different things that everyone will enjoy. This recital has elements of your typical recital, but there are also selections that break the mold.”
Hill, who is from Walland, Tenn., is the son of Amy and Richard Wilson and Duane and Kristi Hill.
Hill, who will be student teaching in the fall, was recently selected to attend the Tennessee American Choral Directors Association’s (TACDA) student conducting workshop during the Tennessee Music Education Association’s (TMEA) annual convention on Fri., April 12 in Chattanooga, Tenn.
“When I found out that I was selected to participate in the workshop, I was thrilled,” Hill said. “It is such a great experience that I know will help shape my future, whether it be graduate school or entering the classroom.”
One of three students chosen through a statewide screening process to participate in the workshop, Hill will have the opportunity to study under G. Philip Schoultz, an accomplished conductor, educator, vocalist and speaker.
Hill said that his opportunity to participate in TACDA would assist him in his future endeavors.
“I plan on applying to graduate school in this fall, and I believe that this will make me a great candidate for a graduate program,” Hill said. “And if graduate school doesn't play out, I know this experience will help the music making process with my students.”
Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state‘s third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for its academic rigor and its focus on the liberal arts, Maryville is where students come to stretch their minds, stretch themselves and learn how to make a difference in the world. Total enrollment for the fall 2013 semester was 1,168.