Vocalist and Pianist Performing at JBU’s Lyceum Series

Siloam Springs, Ark (March 27, 2000) - John Brown University will host vocalist Dr. Jeanne Robison and pianist Dr. David Clemensen as part of its Lyceum series on Tuesday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held in the Jones Recital Hall in the Cathedral of the Ozarks on the campus of JBU.

Musical selections will come from Robert Schumann, Gaetano Donizetti, George Gershwin and Georges Bizet.

Dr. Robison, who is in her fifth year as Coordinator of Vocal Studies at Biola, received her bachelor’s degree in Music education and her master’s degree in voice with Donna Pegors and opera with James Stuart. She earned her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Voice Performance at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, where she studied opera direction under Italo Tajo and voice with Nancy Carr and Patricia Berlin. In 1998 she sang the role of Donna Elvira in the Rome’s Festival’s production of Don Giovanni, and the Queen of the Night with the Opera Festival di Roma. Dr. Robison taught at JBU from 1988 through 1995.

Dr. Clemensen, pianist, has degrees in Humanities from Chapman University and Piano Performance from California State University, Fullerton. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts in Keyboard Collaborative Arts from the University of Southern California. He has taught at Biola University and Orange Coast College, Southern California College and Community Christian College in Redlands. Dr. Clemensen made his New York debut in 1996 in concert with baritone Earle Patriarco, with whom he frequently collaborates. Also a composer, his award-winning setting of Blake’s The Tyger and the Lamb has been performed by the Indianapolis Children’s Choir. Dr. Clemensen is currently Director of Music Ministries at Irvine Presbyterian Church.

This is a Heartland Arts Fund Program. The Heartland Arts Fund is a collaborative venture of Arts Midwest, Mid-America Arts Alliance, their member state arts agencies (Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin) with primary funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, and support from private contributors.

The concert is free and open to the community.

Since 1919, John Brown University, a interdenominational Christian university, has provided top-quality, Christ-centered higher education. JBU embraces a three-fold emphasis on educating the "Head, Heart and Hand" of 1,500 students from 47 states and 33 countries. For ten consecutive years, JBU has been on the John Templeton Foundation Honor Roll of Character Building Colleges. The University has also repeatedly been included in the U.S. News & World Report’s list of top regional colleges and universities.

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