NSU’s Miller and Netzer to present Faculty Recital on March 4

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Press Release) – Drs. Audrey Miller and Travis Netzer will perform a Faculty Recital at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at Northern State University.

Miller, assistant professor of clarinet, and Netzer, adjunct professor of tuba and euphonium, will perform in the Johnson Fine Arts Center’s Harvey and Cynthia Jewett Theater. Admission is free. Masks are required, and attendees are asked to follow appropriate social-distancing protocols.

Miller will perform the clarinet quartet “Divertimento,” by Alfred Uhl accompanied by John Patzlaff and Sarah Suko, clarinet, and Molly Royals, bass clarinet; “Arabesque,” by Germaine Tailleferre; “Pink Ribbon for Susan,” by NSU’s Dr. Christopher Stanichar. Dr. Stanichar will accompany Miller on piano.

Netzer will perform “Norwegian Dance No. 1,” by Edvard Grieg; “Romance,” by Amy Beach; and “Capriccio,” by Krzysztof Penderecki. He will be accompanied by William Wieland on piano.

They will finish the concert together with the duet “Little Suite for Winter for Tuba and Clarinet,” by Peter Schickele.

At NSU, Miller teaches concert band, applied clarinet, clarinet choir, advanced music theory and music technology. She regularly participates in community outreach, teaching clarinet workshops, and judging small and large ensembles throughout the region.

Miller is a D’Addario Woodwind and Conn-Selmer artist and clinician. She was a recipient the South Dakota Artist Fellowship Grant for the 2019-20 year. She has performed at the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest2019 in Knoxville, Tennessee and in a variety of venues throughout the United States, Germany, Belgium, and Tanzania.

At Northern, Netzer teaches courses in music appreciation, brass methods, and applied low brass lessons. He also directs the NSU Marching Band and coaches a student brass quintet and tuba/euphonium quartet. Netzer grew up near Ipswich and attended NSU for his undergraduate degree. He attended Western Michigan University and Arizona State University for his master’s and doctoral degrees.

Netzer has competed in MTNA solo competitions, taking runner-up at the national level in 2009. He also was a semi-finalist in the ITEC international solo contest in 2014. Netzer was awarded a Developing Artist grant from the South Dakota Arts Council in 2018 to help develop his musical project of Rock Tuba, where he uses electronics to distort his sound and play rock music.