Mary Baldwin Sunday Recital Features Talented Faculty – February 2007

February 8, 2007

Mary Baldwin University’s Sunday Recital Series presents a faculty recital with soprano Melissa Sumner, violinist Susan Black, and pianists Linda Gamble Heuer and Eloise Kornicke Sunday, February 18.

Melissa Sumner, soprano, has appeared widely in opera, oratorio, and recital. A native of Christiansburg, Virginia, she is a graduate of Emory and Henry College. Sumner is on the music faculty at Mary Baldwin University as well as Valley Music Academy.

Susan Black is principal second violinist of the Charlottesville and University Symphony. She performs nationally as a soloist and chamber musician, and teaches at Mary Baldwin University.

Linda Gamble Heuer is the accompanist to the Mary Baldwin Choir and adjunct instructor of music. She has served as an accompanist for National Association of Teachers of Singing Competitions, and also has a private studio. Heuer has a BMus from University of Michigan School of Music and a MA from Eastern Michigan University.

Eloise Kornicke teaches piano at Mary Baldwin in addition to being director of music for the Fishersville United Methodist Church and having a private studio. Kornicke earned a PhD in piano pedagogy/music education and holds a MMus in piano performance from Indiana University and a BMus in piano performance from Biola University.

The performance will be at 3 p.m. on February 18 in Mary Baldwin University’s Francis Auditorium at the corner of Coalter and Frederick streets, Staunton. Tickets are $5 for the general public and $4 for students and seniors. They can be purchased at The Bookstack or at the door. For more information, call (540) 887-7294.