Daniel J. Masterson, Ph.D, Bethany College music professor, will perform in a piano recital on Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Presser Hall on Bethany College campus. Solo piano works include works of Couperin, Beethoven. Mendelssohn, and Ravel. The recital is free and open to the public.
Professor Masterson is currently in his fourteenth year on the music faculty at Bethany College. Co-chair of the music department and the Fury Distinguished Professor of Music, he teaches piano, music theory, and directs the college/community orchestra and Chapel Choir. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Illinois, a Masters of Music from Wichita State University, and a Bachelor of Arts from McPherson College. His former teachers include Steven Gustafson, Paul Reed, and Ian Hobson.
Beyond his teaching, Masterson maintains an active schedule as solo and collaborative artist, clinician, adjudicator, and director. He is currently the President-elect of the Kansas Music Teachers Association. He recently completed a sabbatical with the topic “Composition and Technology in Music Curricula,” basing his activity in Greensboro, N.C. Masterson will also share several of his own compositions and arrangements for the program, including a selection featuring the Resonance Piano Trio with Bryan Hess, violin, and Bruce Wagoner, cello.