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Broffitt, Mack to give contemporary music recital

Barry McNamara
10/19/2011
Flutist Virginia Broffitt and pianist Ashlee Mack will perform a contemporary music recital on Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kasch Performance Hall of Monmouth College’s Dahl Chapel and Auditorium.

Free and open to the public, the recital will include selections written between 1980 (Joseph Schwanter’s “Black Anemones”) and 2011 (James Romig’s “Leaves From Modern Trees”).

Currently the coordinator of piano instruction at Knox College, Mack performs solo and chamber music with new-music organizations such as the Society for Chromatic Art, Vox Novus, New Music Forum and the Iowa Composers Forum. She has given recitals across the U.S. and in Germany and Italy. Mack’s performances of “Odds and Ends” by Robert Morris and “For Milton” by Christian Carey will be featured on an upcoming CD, and her recording of Romig’s “Transparencies” was recently released on Navona Records.

An assistant professor of flute at Oklahoma State University, Broffitt is a versatile musician who has established a successful career as a teacher, competitor, soloist, orchestral musician and chamber musician. Before her appointment at OSU, she was on the faculty at Western Illinois University and was flutist in the Camerata Woodwind Quintet. She has also held positions in the Fort Wayne Philharmonic and Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra. Among Broffitt’s notable accomplishments are winning the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition in 2004.