ELLISVILLE –Five Jones College sophomore music students are inviting the public to hear their last solo performances before graduation. Sophomores expected to perform are Hanna Grace Wood of Sandersville, Jessica Long of Carnes, Katlyn Myrick of Laurel, Anna Leigh Ragsdale of Mize and Kaylea Yates of Ellisville.
On Thursday, April 13, at 7 p.m. in the Foote Chapel, soprano, Anna Leigh Ragsdale of Mize will join flutist, Jessica Long of Carnes for their individual final performances. Ragsdale will perform Va godendo by Handel, and music from other composers such as Claude Debussy, Henri Duparc and Gian Carlo Menotti. After graduation she plans to continue her education at the University of Mississippi.
Long’s last performance will feature the challenging and beautiful flute solo, Hungarian Pastoral Fantasy by Albert Franz Doppler. The Wayne County High School graduate plans to attend Mississippi State University after graduating from Jones College.
The following Thursday, April 20, at 7 p.m. in the Foote Chapel, pianist Hanna Grace Wood will be performing her last concert at Jones along with flutist, Kaylea Yates of Ellisville and Katlyn Myrick of Laurel on clarinet. Wood is a piano and voice major whose future plans include attending the University of Southern Mississippi. She will be performing the piano solo from composer, Claude Debussy’s Prélude VIII, La fille aux cheveux de Lin.
South Jones High School graduate, Kaylea Yates’ flute performance pieces include, Andante Pastoral by Paul Taffanel, and composers, Francis Poulenc and Robert Schumann. She plans to continue her education at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Katlyn Myrick’s performance pieces include the B flat clarinet solo by composer, Camille Saint-Saens’ Sonate, Op.167, Allegretto. The Northeast Jones High School graduate plans to transfer to Mississippi State University after graduating from Jones College.
The recitals are free and open to the public. These performances are a part of the sophomore music student’s degree requirements for Jones College. For more information about the JC music program or the sophomore recitals call the Fine Arts department at 601-477-4203.