Megan Evans is a senior music major and will be giving her senior clarinet recital on Tuesday evening, March 7, 2017 at 7P in Hole Memorial Auditorium. She will be collaborating with Dr. Kimo Smith, Director of Keyboard Studies. Her program will include:
Peregi Verbunk Op. 40
Leó Weiner (1885-1960)
Second Sonata for Clarinet and Piano Op. 120 No. 2 Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
- I. Allegro amabile
- II. Allegro appassionato
- III. Andante con moto
Duo Concertant pour Clarinette et Piano Darius Milhaud (1892-1974)
Rhapsody for Clarinet Willson Osborne (1906-1979)
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
- I. Allegro tristamente
- II. Romanza
- III. Allegro con fuoco
MEGAN EVANS is currently a senior, clarinet performance major and violin major at La Sierra University. She has studied clarinet for the past four years with William Wellwood DMA, and has previously been instructed in clarinet studies by Kathryn Nevin DMA and Kirk Udvaridi. Ms. Evans also loves to play the violin, and Ken Aiso, Jeanne Skrocki, Jason Uyeyama, and Bonnie Bell have instructed her on the violin. She has played in a masterclass on clarinet with Gary Foster, from UCLA. Megan has also had the privilege of performing on violin in masterclasses with Joseph Silverstein, Arturo Delmoni, Elmar Oliveira, Elaine Skorodin, Shery Kloss, and others. Ms. Evans made her clarinet debut when she was twelve, playing the Mozart Clarinet Concerto on tour with the Young Musicians Ensemble. She has competed in a number of competitions where she has placed and won including the VOCE Redlands division and the La Sierra University's Promising Young Artists Competition. She enjoys participating in a number of orchestra's playing the violin and clarinet, wind ensembles, and small ensembles as a member and soloist.
KIMO SMITH, organist and collaborative pianist, began music studies in his home state of Hawaii at age four. Following his graduation from Hawaiian Mission Academy, he attended the University of Hawaii, La Sierra University, the University of Southern California, and the University of California, Los Angeles. A student of Ladd Thomas at USC, he completed his Bachelor and Master degrees, magna cum laude, in organ performance. He was selected to receive the Organ Department Outstanding Achievement Award on both occasions. He completed his doctoral studies at UCLA in organ performance as a student of Thomas Harmon. Dr. Smith is a past winner of several competitions sponsored by the American Guild of Organists and Music Teachers National Association. Dr. Smith is currently Associate Professor of Music at La Sierra University and past chair of the Department of Music. He is an active recitalist, performing locally, nationally, and abroad. As organist, he has appeared as a guest artist with several Southern California orchestras and choral ensembles, including the Glendale Symphony, Riverside County Philharmonic Orchestra, San Bernardino Symphony, Redlands Symphony Orchestra, William Hall Chorale, Los Robles Master Chorale, Angeles Chorale, and Los Angeles Master Chorale. He is featured organist on a 2010 recording of the Los Angeles Master Chorale performing the choral works of emerging young composer, Nico Muhly. This was the first recording of the LAMC in Walt Disney Concert Hall, and their first for the world-renowned Decca label. He was invited to perform two of Muhly’s compositions with the LAMC at the opening concert of their 2012-2013 season.
Dr. Smith has served as organist in various churches since the age of twelve, and is currently the organist at the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood and the University Church of Seventh-day Adventists in Loma Linda. His professional music activities also include a great deal of collaborative performing which has taken him throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia with touring groups and solo artists. Dr. Smith and his wife, Cheryl, also a professional musician, reside in Loma Linda, California. They have three children, two grandsons, and a granddaughter.