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Spring Music Minor Recitals

Coleman Williams performs on drum set during a recital.

The Department of Music’s spring music minor recitals will take place on April 16, 23 and 24, 2022. They will take place in Price Music Center and are open to the public.

The performances by our music minors will also be livestreamed on our YouTube channel via the streams below. They will remain available for viewing for one week.

These recitals are given in partial fulfillment of the minor in music, performance track.

Find recital programs and videos

Click the links below to jump to the recital you are attending or want to watch via livestream.

Coleman Williams, drum set

Saturday, April 16 | 4:00 p.m.
Price Music Center room 120



Seven Steps to Heaven
Miles Davis
Chris Suggs, trumpet; Niko Badalementi, alto sax; Matt Rapp, piano; Matt Decker, bass

Vince Guaraldi
Matt Rapp, piano; Matt Decker, bass

Drums Unlimited
Max Roach

Autumn Leaves 
arr. Bill Evans
Matt Rapp, piano; Matt Decker, bass

Jay Oliver and Dave Weckl
Duncan Pickett, tenor; Matt Rapp, piano; Matt Decker, bass

Coleman Williams is a student of Teaching Professor Dr. Paul Garcia, applied percussion instructor and director of bands.

Ashley Williams, flute
Jiovanni Ortiz-Anglero, percussion

Saturday, April 23 | 11:00 a.m.
Price Music Center room 110



Ana Palanciuc Hamilton, collaborative pianist

Flute Sonata in G major, HWV 363b, Op. 1, No. 5
George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

  • Adagio
  • Bourree
  • Minuetto
  • Adagio
  • Allegro

Ashley Williams, flute

Mean Man Matt
Matthew Freytag and Edward Freytag
Jiovanni Ortiz-Anglero, snare drum

Etude in B Major, Op. 6 No. 9
Clair Omar Musser
Jiovanni Ortiz-Anglero, marimba

Suite Modale, Mvts I-IV
Ernest Bloch (1880-1959)
Ashley Williams, flute

Murray Houllif
Jiovanni Ortiz-Anglero, vibraphone

Nocturne et Allegro Scherzando 
Philippe Gaubert (1879-1941)
Ashley Williams, flute

Sonata for Timpani, Mvts I-III
John Beck
Jiovanni Ortiz-Anglero, timpani

Ashley Williams is a senior majoring in biological sciences with a concentration in human biology. During her time at NC State she has participated in the University Scholars and Biological Sciences Honors Program. She also serves as an ambassador for the College of Sciences. After graduating in Fall 2022, she plans to apply to medical school to pursue a career as a physician. Ashley has participated in multiple ensembles over the last few years. She has played with the Wind Ensemble and Raleigh Civic Symphony. She even performed during a Jazz Ensemble concert that required flautists. In the fall she will complete one final semester of Wind Ensemble before graduation.

Jiovanni Ortiz-Anglero is a junior from Raleigh, NC studying computer engineering. He attended Leesville Road High School where he was a member of the Symphonic Band and acted as the drumline captain and percussion section leader. During his time at NC State, Jiovanni has been a member of the Wind Ensemble, Marching Band and Pep Band playing percussion, bass drum, and drum set respectively. Jiovanni plans to graduate next year with a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and plans to return to NC State for his Master’s degree.

Ashley Williams is a student of Mary Boone, applied lecturer of flute. Jiovanni Ortiz-Anglero is a student of Teaching Professor Dr. Paul Garcia, applied percussion instructor and director of bands.

Grayson Gall, piano
Kelly Chen, piano

Saturday, April 23 | 1:00 p.m.
Price Music Center room 110


Op. 11 No. 4 
Alexander Scriabin

Claude Debussy

Op. 25 No. 1 
Frédéric Chopin

Op. 25 No. 2
Frédéric Chopin

Op. 8. No. 2
Alexander Scriabin

Grayson Gall, piano

Piano Sonata No.16 D. 845 in A Minor
I. Moderato
II. Andante poco mosso
Franz Schubert

Kelly Chen, piano

Grayson Gall is a junior in Nuclear Engineering minoring both in computer programming and piano performance. A percussionist for most of his musical career, he decided to pursue piano after high school as he felt it would give him more opportunity to perform in the future. After his undergraduate degree, Grayson plans to pursue graduate degrees in nuclear engineering in the hopes of being able to research fusion energy. Music has always been a very important part of Grayson’s life and he plans to continue studying piano for as long he as can. 

Kelly Chen is a junior majoring in Sociology, and minoring in Statistics and Music. She started learning piano at the age of six and decided to have a more professional training in college. She loves Romantic music and studied a variety of composers from the Romantic era during college. She also explored Contemporary and American music with NC State’s Raleigh Civic Symphony during Spring 2022. For her, piano brings her confidence and calm in college life, and she hopes to share the power of piano and music to everyone.

Grayson Gall and Kelly Chen are students of Teaching Professor Dr. Olga Kleiankina, director of piano studies and applied instructor of piano.

Cayce Lee, double bass
Chandler James, drum set

Saturday, April 23 | 3:00 p.m.
Price Music Center room 110


Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Mvts I-IV

Tre Giorni – Siciliana from the opera Nina
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

Sonata No. 2 Op. 2 No. 2 in E Minor, Mvts I and II
Benedetto Marcello

Cayce Lee, double bass
Ana Palanciuc Hamilton, piano

Take Five
Dave Brubeck (1920 – 2012)

Passion Dance
McCoy Tyner (1938 – 2020)

Watermelon Man
Herbie Hancock (1940 – present)

Art Blakey (1919 – 1990)

Lester Left Town
Art Blakey (1919 – 1990)

St. Thomas
Sonny Rollins (1930 – present)

Chandler James, drum set
Elaine Wolochuk, piano
Zach Butenhoff, guitar
Emma Beard, bass
Conner Paszko, tenor saxophone
Ethan Newhouse, alto saxophone
Adriana Hernandez, tenor saxophone

Cayce Lee is a senior graduating in May with a B.S. in biological sciences with a concentration in human biology. She has been playing the double bass for nine years and first started individualized lessons in 2019 through the performance minor. Cayce was a member of the NC State Raleigh Civic Symphony from 2019-2020 under the direction of Dr. Peter Askim, consisting of both NC State students and community members. Cayce’s post-graduation plans are to complete a Master of Physiology at NC State and apply to medical school.

Chandler James is a senior in computer engineering with a minor in drum set performance. From Charlotte, NC, he began his drumming career at the age of 11 after watching a movie called Hop, which was about an Easter bunny that plays drums. He began receiving lessons at the age 12 and learned how to play primarily in the styles of rock, metal and gospel. During his sophomore year at NC State, he joined the NC State pep band, and that experience inspired him to pursue the music minor. As a part of the music program at NC State, Chandler has participated in the jazz big band and multiple jazz combos. He also participates in an on-campus Christian organization called CRU where he serves as a member of the worship team.

Cayce Lee is a student of Leonid Finkelshteyn, applied lecturer of double bass. Chandler James is a student of Teaching Professor Dr. Paul Garcia, director of bands and applied instructor of percussion.

Gage Fringer, trumpet
Julian Jeffrey-Wilensky, trumpet

Saturday, April 23 | 5:00 p.m.
Price Music Center room 110


Ana Palanciuc Hamilton, collaborative pianist

Sonata, Op. 18
Thorvald Hansen (1847-1915)
Gage Fringer, trumpet

Concerto in E-flat
Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)
Julian Jeffrey-Wilensky, trumpet

Sonata for Trumpet and Piano
Eric Ewazen (1954-)
Gage Fringer, trumpet

Fantasie Brillante
Jean-Baptiste Arban (1825-1889)
Julian Jeffrey-Wilensky, trumpet

Gage Fringer is a senior graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in computer science this semester and will continue his enrollment through the Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s program to complete his Master’s degree in computer science in the coming year. He has been a part of the Marching Band, Pep Band, and Jazz Ensembles during his time at NC State, serving as a section leader for the Power Sound of the South for the past two years. Upon finishing his current academics, Gage has intentions of pursuing further graduate studies to become a professor in the field of computer science.

Gage Fringer and Julian Jeffrey-Wilensky are students of Kent Foss, applied lecturer of trumpet.

Joshua Fesmire, trumpet
Samer Issa, trombone

Sunday, April 24 | 5:00 p.m.
Price Music Center room 110


Alexandre J. Duquesne
Josh Fesmire, trumpet 
Ana Palanciuc Hamilton, piano

W. Gregory Turner
Samer Issa, trombone
Ana Palanciuc Hamilton, piano

Maid of the Mist
Herbert L. Clarke
Josh Fesmire, trumpet
Ana Palanciuc Hamilton, piano

Sir Galahad the Pure
Alex Knutrud
Samer Issa, trombone

Petite Piece Concertante
G. Balay
Josh Fesmire, trumpet
Ana Palanciuc Hamilton, piano

Concerto for Trombone
Launy Grondahl
I. Moderato assai ma molto maestoso
II. Quasi una Leggenda 
III. Finale
Samer Issa, trombone
Ana Palanciuc Hamilton, piano

Sonata from Die Bankelsangerlieder

May the Circle Be Unbroken
Arr. Zack Smith

Brickyard Brass Quintet
Julian Jeffrey-Wilensky, trumpet
Josh Fesmire, trumpet 
Carter Thunes, horn 
Samer Issa, trombone
Bennett Petzold, tuba

Samer Issa is a senior studying Human Biology at NC State. During his undergraduate studies, he has performed with the NCSU Wind Ensemble, Raleigh Civic Symphony and Chamber Orchestra, pit orchestra, and Brickyard Brass Quintet. Outside of NCSU ensembles, he has also performed with the Triangle Brass Band, serves as a music and visual instructor for high schools in the area, and is a current member of the Carolina Crown Drum and Bugle Corps.

Joshua Fesmire is a student of Kent Foss, applied lecturer of trumpet. Samer Issa is a student of Jonathan Randazzo, applied lecturer of trombone.