Ohio University Southern Performing Arts Series resumes at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday with a tuba recital by Dr. George Palton, adjunct professor of tuba at Marshall University, in the Riffe Center Mains Rotunda on the Ohio University Southern campus.
Accompanying him will be Alanna Cushing, piano, and special guest, Dr. Michael Stroeher, professor of trombone at Marshall.
Palton has degrees in tuba performance at the University of Kentucky (DMA, MM) and music education (BMME, BM) at Bowling Green State University. Previous teaching appointments include West Virginia State University, The University of Kentucky, and Transylvania University.
He has won first place in several solo competitions, including the Susan Slaughter International Solo Tuba Competition (2010), the International Tuba Euphonium Conference Tuba Artist Competition (2006), the Bowling Green State University Competition in Music Performance (2002), the National Federation of Music Clubs Orchestral Brass Solo Competition (2001), along with second place at the Susan Slaughter International Solo Brass Competition (2010), and the Potomac Festival Tuba Virtuoso Competition (2006).
Cushing has studied the piano for the past 20 years earning degrees from Marshall University and Bowling Green State University. She has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician throughout much of the Midwest and has been the recipient of several awards, including first place in the Belle and Lynum Jackson Soloist Competition and honorable mention in the Dr. Marjorie Conrad Peatee Art Song Competition for her work with soprano Marlayna Maynard. She has premiered several new works by composers at the 2010 National Conference of the Society of Composers, Inc., including the world premiere of Intermezzo, by Jose-Luis Hurtado.