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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Dec. 1, 2011

Jazz Ensemble, Wind Symphony, Flute Choir presenting holiday concert Dec. 6

Three instrumental ensembles at Northwest Missouri State University will present a holiday concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts.

The concert is free and open to the public.

The Jazz Ensemble, directed by Dr. Bill Richardson, associate professor of music, will perform Christmas favorites including “Feliz Navidad,” “Winter Wonderland” and “Let it Snow.”

The Wind Symphony, conducted by Dr. Doug Overmier, assistant professor of music, will perform “Sleigh Ride,” a piece composed by Northwest alumnus Gavin Lendt titled “In Shepherd’s Sight! ... A Silent Night” and two pieces Overmier arranged that include “Twas The Night Before Christmas” and “Christmas Sing-A-Long.”

The Flute Choir, directed by Dr. Rebecca Dunnell, associate professor of music, will perform “Ringing in the Holidays” and “Still, Still, Still.”

The concert also will include special performances by Northwest students. Michael Putthoff, a junior applied advertising major from Lake Tapawingo, composed a piece the Jazz Ensemble will perform, titled “Like a Mug.” Dan Rasmussen, a senior broadcasting and vocal music education major from Jefferson, Iowa, will sing his original composition, “Another Christmas Tune.”

For more information, call the music department at 660.562.1326 or visit the department website at

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