Matascik to present faculty recital Feb. 7 

Matascik to present faculty recital Feb. 7

Jan. 24, 2020

Dr. Sheri Matascik, Maryville College associate professor of music, will present “How It’s Made,” on Fri., Feb. 7, 2020.

The faculty recital, which will begin at 7 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Harold and Jean Lambert Recital Hall, is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the lobby.

During the recital, Matascik will perform new tunes for fingerstyle guitar and discuss how she wrote those tunes, she said. The music will be featured on a CD that is being released later this year.

Matascik, who joined the Maryville College faculty in 1995, has a bachelor’s degree in classical guitar performance and a master’s degree in music theory and composition from the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University in Ohio. She holds a doctorate in music theory and composition from Kent State University.

Matascik's interests include music theory and aural skills pedagogy and music composition pedagogy. As a composer, Matascik has written many works for chamber groups, synthesizer, and guitar, among other instruments and ensembles.

In October 2009, Matascik released her first solo guitar CD, At the End of the Day, a collection of guitar compositions that celebrate classical, contemporary folk, Appalachian, jazz and Celtic styles. In October 2011, she released her second solo guitar CD, Spirit Wood, which features a “classical/pop fusion” style of music.

Digital downloads of Matascik’s music can be found on iTunes, Amazon and CDBaby.

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