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1/3/2006 Musical trio to perform at Linfield

McMINNVILLE - Three Linfield College faculty members, Halcyon Trio Oregon, will present a recital on Friday, Feb. 10, at 8 p.m. in Melrose Auditorium at Linfield College.

Trumpeter Joan Haaland Paddock, professor of music, and adjunct faculty members Jackie Van Paepeghem, soprano, and Debra Huddleston, keyboards, will perform. Music includes pieces by Damian Stachowicz, Alessandro Scarlatti, Giuseppe Torelli, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Rolf Wallin and JirĂ­ Laburda.

Halcyon Trio Oregon is a versatile chamber music ensemble comprised of soprano, trumpet and keyboard. The performers bring to life over four centuries of sacred and secular music written by composers from throughout the world.

Paddock is director of instrumental activities and conducts the wind symphony, concert band and brass choir. She earned a doctorate in trumpet performance from Indiana University and received a Fulbright scholarship to study at the Norwegian State Academy of Music in Oslo. A Bach trumpet clinician for Selmer, Paddock has performed internationally as trumpet soloist. She is principal trumpeter of the Linfield Chamber Orchestra, and serves as adjudicator and clinician for festivals throughout the Western and Central United States. She holds memberships in the Oregon Music Educators Association, Oregon Band Directors Association, College Band Directors National Association, Music Educators National Conference, International Trumpet Guild and the Portland Brass Society.

Van Paepeghem is a highly acclaimed lyric soprano and avid recitalist, and frequently appears as soloist with Pacific Northwest choirs. A symphonic percussionist, Van Paepeghem has performed and premiered several works for percussion and soprano. She holds vocal performance and music education degrees from Boise State University and DMA vocal performance studies from West Virginia University. In addition to teaching at Linfield, she is also adjunct professor of music at George Fox University, minister of music at St. James Catholic Church and teaches studio voice.

Huddleston, adjunct professor of music at both Linfield and George Fox, collaborates with soloists and chamber musicians around the Pacific Northwest. She was educated at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, and the Hartt School of Music, University of Hardford, Connecticut. She is the collaborative pianist for several vocal studios, statewide and regional vocal competitions, the Willamette Girl Choir and the Willamette Master Chorus. She leads the Salem Madrigal Singers, in addition to church and community choirs in Woodburn and Silverton.

The recital is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the performance in Jonasson Hall, lower level of Melrose Hall. For more information, call the Linfield Music Department at 503-883-2275.