By Kevin Shannahan
University of Arkansas Professor of Horn Dr. Tim Thompson presented a guest concert of the French horn at NSU’s Magale Recital Hall Wednesday, Jan 23rd. An audience of over 50 community members, faculty and students listened to Dr. Thompson play a variety of pieces and explain their background. Dr. Thompson also conducted a masterclass for NSU horn students on Thursday, Jan 23rd. The class featured expert instruction and a chance for the students to learn advanced topics from a well known musician.
Recitals and a chance to meet, and learn from, experts in their fields are an integral part of the musical education experience at NSU’s School of Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA). As a regional university, NSU’s mission is to take the students of our predominately rural area, educate them, show them what is possible and equip them to take advantage of opportunities they did not know existed. NSU’s CAPA is fulfilling that mission superbly.