Pianists to perform at ISU March 21

March 15 2006

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - David Ward-Steinman and Patrice Madura Ward-Steinman will perform as part of the Indiana State University Visiting Artist Series at 7:30 p.m. March 21 in the Recital Hall of ISU's Center for Performing and Fine Arts, located at the corner of Seventh and Chestnut streets.

David Ward-Steinman, adjunct professor of music at Indiana University-Bloomington, is also professor emeritus and former Composer-in-Residence at San Diego State University where he directed the Comprehensive Musicianship Program, New Music Ensembles, and taught composition.

His commissions include the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Joffrey Ballet, San Diego Ballet, California Ballet, MTNA, National Association of College Wind & Percussion Instructors, American Harp Society (San Diego chapter), and the San Diego Symphony. Other orchestral works have been performed by the Japan Philharmonic, New Orleans Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, San Diego Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra USA, Seattle Symphony, City of London Sinfonia, and the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra.

Patrice Madura Ward-Steinman is an associate professor and chair of the Music Education Department at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington. A specialist in choral music education, vocal jazz, and research, she returned to IU as faculty in 2003 after teaching at the University of Southern California, the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne. Previously she taught choral and general music to grades K-12 in California, and worked extensively as a piano accompanist.

Patrice Madura Ward-Steinman is an alumna of Indiana State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in music education.

Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the music department at (812) 237- 2771.

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Contact: Todd Sullivan, Chairperson ISU Dept. of Music, (812) 237-2771 or tsullivan@indstate.edu

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3783 or devmeyer@isugw.indstate.edu

ISU Communications and Marketing: (812) 237-3773 or http://www.indstate.edu/news

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David Ward-Steinman and Patrice Madura Ward-Steinman will perform as part of ISU's Visiting Artist Series

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