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4/15/2003 Trumpeter, organist to be featured in faculty recital

McMINNVILLE – The trumpeting and organ skills of two Linfield College music faculty members will be combined during a recital Friday, May 2, at 8 p.m. in Melrose Auditorium.

The performance is free and open to the public.

Joan Haaland Paddock on trumpet and Greg Bowers on organ will perform together and individually for the program. Paddock, associate professor of music and director of instrumental activities, will play a number of horns including the piccolo trumpet, flugelhorn, C trumpet and lur, a Norwegian wooden trumpet. Bowers, assistant professor of music, will perform on the Melrose Cassavant organ.

Slides provided by the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway, will be shown during "Four Themes on Painting of Edvard Munch" for trumpet and organ by Anthony Plog. Other works include "Sonata for Trumpet and Organ" by Henry Purcell, "Toccata and Fugue in F Major" by J.S. Bach and "When the Morning Stars Sang Together" for organ and electronic tape by Daniel Pinkham. Paddock will introduce the lur and play a traditional lur call. "Elegi" by Rolf Wallin, "Five Dances" by Calvin Hampton and variations on "The Lord of the Dance" by Noel Goemann will also be included.

Paddock, the first woman awarded a doctorate in trumpet performance from Indiana University, received a Fulbright Scholarship to Norway where she studied at the Norwegian State Academy of Music in Oslo. A Bach Trumpet Clinician for Selmer, Paddock has performed as trumpet soloist in Mexico, Europe, Japan, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Canada and the United States. She has played with a number of groups and is currently trumpeter with the Peter Britt Music Festival of Oregon and principal trumpeter in the Linfield Chamber Orchestra. In 1992, Paddock was awarded an Emmy from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for an original work composed and performed by her on both cornet and voice for a television documentary. In addition to her teaching and performing schedule, Paddock serves as adjudicator and clinician for solo, ensemble and band festivals throughout the Western and Central United States. She has guest-conducted groups in Mexico, the USA and Canada.

Bowers is assistant professor of music at Linfield. He holds degrees in composition and organ performance from Lewis and Clark College, the State University of New York at Stony Brook and Yale University. His music has been performed on the east and west coasts by artists such as soprano Christine Schadeberg, Ad Libitum Chamber Players, Stony Brook Contemporary Chamber Players and Portland Gay Men's Chorus. Bowers was a featured performance artist at the 2002 Philadelphia Fringe Festival, where he premiered his new multimedia work, "Ginger Moloko's Autistic Fairies," utilizing music, theatre and computer-generated media. In addition to his work at Linfield, Bowers directs music at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Portland and is associate artistic director of the Portland Gay Men's Chorus.

For more information, call the Linfield Music Department at 503-883-2275.