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Laurel Trio to Present Concert at FSU
07/06/2004

The Laurel Trio, featuring Scott Pappal on horn, Jennifer Pappal on violin and Dr. Joan DeVee Dixon on piano, will present a concert at Frostburg State University on Tuesday, July 13, at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center's Pealer Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

The program will feature the "Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano" by Emma Lou Diemer, the "Nocturno for Horn and Piano" by Franz Strauss, "Rhapsody in Blue: by George Gershwin, and the "Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano" by Johannes Brahms.

The Laurel Trio was first incorporated because of the musicians' shared love of the Brahms "Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano." Together, the Laurel Trio has toured throughout the region and is in the process of recording their first CD together.

Scott Pappal is an instrumental music specialist with the Altoona Area School District in Pennsylvania, and maintains a private studio of over 20 brass players. He is a member of both the Altoona and Johnstown symphony orchestras and is hornist for the Altoona Community Theatre. A skilled arranger, Pappal's arrangements and transcriptions have been performed in a dozen states and Canada.

Jennifer Pappal is a string specialist/orchestra director for the Hollidaysburg Area School District in Pennsylvania, and teaches a studio of 20 private violin and viola students. She is a first violinist with the Altoona and Johnstown symphony orchestras, a member of the Altoona String Quartet and also frequently performs with the Nittany Valley and Westmoreland symphonies.

Dixon is an associate professor of music at Frostburg State University. She has conducted extensive concert tours of the United States, England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy and Japan. She now performs for music festivals, universities, schools and churches all over the world, and her recordings are frequently heard on National Public Radio broadcasts throughout the U.S. Dixon has worked closely with many contemporary American composers such as George Rochberg, Stephen Paulus and Dr. Emma Lou Diemer and has presented the world premiere performances and recordings of over 100 new works by Diemer.

This event is sponsored by the Severna Park Music Camp at FSU and is free and open to the public. For more information, call 301-689-5116.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

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