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Faculty recital to feature pianist Nicholas Phillips Nov. 29

RELEASED: Nov. 22, 2011

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Dr. Nicholas Phillips

EAU CLAIRE — The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire will host a faculty piano recital with Dr. Nicholas Phillips, assistant professor of music, at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29 in Gantner Concert Hall of the Haas Fine Arts Center.

The recital will begin with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Sonata in F major, followed by Boris Papandopulo's Partita. The performance will end with Robert Schumann's Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13. More information about the performance can be found in the recital program.

Active as a soloist and collaborative artist, Phillips currently teaches applied piano, class piano and piano ensemble at UW-Eau Claire. He has given lecture-recitals and presentations at state, national and international conferences. Phillips authored and presented a paper, titled "The Influence of Technology in the Nineteenth Century on Piano Instruments, Technique, and Repertoire," at the 2007 Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference. He also is the author of "Mendelssohn's 'Songs without Words Revisited': Culture, Gender, Literature, and the Role of Domestic Piano Music in Victorian England," published in 2008.

A native of Indiana, Phillips began formal piano lessons at Indiana University at the age of 10. He holds a doctor of musical arts degree in piano performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, a master of music degree from Indiana University and a bachelor of music degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

For more information about Phillips and his accomplishments, visit Phillips' website.

The guest artist recital is free and open to the public.

More information about music and theatre arts department events is available online.

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