Perry Music Studio holds Spring Recital
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Students of Perry Music Studio recently performed in their Spring Recital. They include, front row from left, Sophia Samoleski, Brandy Montemuro, Teegan Kunkel, Justin Ogazalek, Anthony Witczak, Maxwell Vermillion, Isabella Stianche, Trey Gower and Olivia Bartholemew. Second row, Maestro Perry, Sydney Vincent, McKena Boger, Lynea Reiner, Kendra Johnson, Genevieve Beck, Amanda Treible, Jordan Behrens, Joshua Johnson and Alex Haggarty. Third row, Matthew Treible and Bailey Vincent. Not pictured is Olivia Frendt.
The students of Perry Music Studio, Maestro Randall Douglas Perry, instructor, held their Spring Recital on June 3, in historic St. Mark's Episcopal Church at 2 p.m., where Perry served as director of music for 19 years.
Over 70 people attended to hear the 21 students perform pieces by composers such as Bach, Bastien, Brahms, Beethoven, Clementi, Diabelli, Green Day, Taylor Swift, Christina Perri and others.
Two students also played their own arrangements of hymn settings.
At the conclusion of the recital, Perry played his own arrangement of "How Great thou Art," and received a standing ovation. The students and guests were treated to light refreshments following the recital, in the Great Hall of the church.
Perry thanked the parents for their continued support of their children's instruction and reminded the audience that these are the musicians of the future.
In a time when the arts are being cut in many school districts, he is thankful to be able to provide musical education to what he termed as "the best kids anyone could have the pleasure to teach. I am very blessed."
He also thanked the Vestry of St. Mark's for their generous use of the beautiful church building in which to hold the recital.