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Project 21 Composers Present Six New Student Works
Six new works by Oklahoma City University student composers will be presented 8 p.m. Friday, March 5, by the new music group Project 21 at the Bass Music Center at the Bass School of Music. Admission is free and open to the public. The program begins with “Solo for Cello,” by Alex Lofland, a second-year graduate student. The work will be performed by pianist Daniel Zhander P'ng and cellist Alejandro Acosta. Freshman composer/performer Arielle O’Keefe will present “Over the Sense,” for piano and voice, by senior composition major Jonathan Edwards. Also a cellist, Edwards will perform the premiere of his “Fantasy for Solo Cello.” Senior composer Brian Monds will premiere “Rivals,” an electronic work. Freshman composer Davis Good will perform the premiere his two-movement piano piece, “Romeo e Giulietta.” Friday’s program concludes with the premiere of a work for string quartet by graduate composer Mina Fan featuring violinists Angelica Pereria Espitia and Jill Jantzen; Colin Waddell, viola; and Jason Jupiterwala, cello. The student composers of Project 21 at Oklahoma City University have premiered more than 600 over the past 12 years. The next Project 21 at the Bass School is March 25. Since 1998, OCU composers have achieved a 100 percent success rate in winning admission to graduate schools, including Juilliard, Yale University, Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory, University of Southern California’s Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television Program, New York University's Graduate Musical Theater Writing Program, Cal Arts, University of Texas at Austin, and London’s Royal College of Music. For more information on the music composition program at Oklahoma City University, contact Dr. Edward Knight at eknight@okcu.edu .