(Bemidji, MN) — November 13th, 2022 — Three Bemidji State University Department of Music faculty members have released recorded works over the past months. Drs. Hilary Lowery and Miriam Webber, assistant professors of music, are scheduled to release albums spring 2023.
Dr. Stephen Carlson, professor of music, released “Live in Recital,” a solo performance of various piano works from Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Joseph Haydn, Béla Bartók, Claude Debussy and Franz Liszt.
“Live in Recital” is available on major music streaming platforms and by contacting Dr. Stephen Carlson at Stephen.Carlson@bemidjistate.edu
Drs. Stephen Carlson and Cory Renbarger, associate professor of music, released a version of “Winterreise”, or “Winter Journey”, by Austrian composer Franz Schubert. Originally composed in 1827, the production consists of 24 songs that tell the story of a young man who journeys into a winter landscape to cope with the pain of a lost love.
“Winterreise” can be streamed online on most major music streaming platforms. CDs can be purchased by contacting Carlson or Renbarger at Stephen.Carlson@bemidjistate.edu or Cory.Renbarger@bemidjistate.edu
Dr. Jennifer Olson, assistant professor of vocal music, released a collection of vocal works titled “Cantos y Cuentos,” which translates to “Songs and Tales.” The collection features Venezuelan pianist and conductor Dr. Ana María Otamendi, assistant professor of collaborative piano at Louisiana State University, and marks the second collaboration between Olson and Otamendi.
For more information on “Cantos y Cuentos,” contact Jennifer.Olson@bemidjistate.edu
Dr. Hilary Lowery, assistant professor of music, will release “Conjuring the Numinous,” her debut clarinet album, spring 2023.
Dr. Miriam Webber, assistant professor of music, plans to release a chamber music album spring 2023.
About Bemidji State University’s Department of Music
The Department of Music offers degrees in music education (vocal or instrumental), and bachelor of arts degrees in general music, vocal performance, instrumental performance and piano performance and pedagogy.