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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Aug. 24, 2010

Richardson to present trumpet recital Sept. 7

Bill Richarson

Dr. William Richardson.

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Dr. William Richardson, associate professor of music at Northwest Missouri State, will present a faculty trumpet recital at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, in the Charles Johnson Theatre inside the Olive Deluce Fine Arts Building.

The event is free and open to the public.

Richardson will share the stage with Dr. Charles Badami on piano and Dr. Matthew Vangjel on trumpet. Featured works include trumpet duo compositions by Franceschini and Vivaldi, and pieces by Latvian and Russian composers.

"We have planned a varied program of trumpet music, and my hope is that people in the Northwest and Maryville communities take advantage of this cultural event," Richardson said. "Dr. Badami and Dr. Vangjel are fantastic musicians and wonderful collaborators, and I look forward to this performance very much."

Richardson and his family spent the spring 2010 trimester in Riga, Latvia, where he taught trumpet as visiting professor and Fulbright Scholar at the Jazeps Vitols Latvian Academy of Music.

A member of the St. Joseph Symphony, the Bell Tower Brass and the Maguire Street Brass, Richardson has taught trumpet, directed the Northwest Jazz Ensemble, and taught various courses for the past 11 years.

Badami began teaching and performing at Northwest in 2008 and maintains a busy schedule as a solo pianist and collaborative artist.

A member of the award-winning Fountain City Brass Band and principal trumpet of the Northland Symphony, Vangjel taught at Northwest during the spring 2010 trimester.

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468