Las Vegas, N.M. – Seven of Highlands University’s top music students will perform in a recital March 5 at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Alumni Hall, 905 University Ave.
The program for the Thomas Mishler Scholarship Recital includes a wide variety of musical selections, ranging from Chopin to Schubert, Mozart and Mendelssohn.
Music faculty Andre García-Nuthmann, Linda King and Ashlyn Harrington will be the piano accompanists for the vocalists.
“Our music students really benefit from this scholarship recital opportunity because it helps them grow as artists and musicians,” García-Nuthmann said. “They are all accomplished performers. The community is in for a musical treat.”
The music students auditioned for the annual scholarship. The recipients who will perform include:
- Brandi Aragon, mezzo-soprano vocalist
- Elena Chavez, soprano vocalist
- Jamie García, soprano vocalist
- Jaylene García, soprano vocalist
- Kevin Baca, piano
- Erik Jonasson, tenor vocalist
- Andrew McCarthy, piano
The March 5 recital is free. However, donations are appreciated and proceeds will benefit the Thomas Mishler Scholarship fund.
The scholarship is in honor of the late Thomas Mishler, a gifted musician who played both trumpet and guitar. His parents, Robert and Ann Mishler, established the scholarship to encourage Highlands University students in their pursuit of music.
“This recital is always a wonderful celebration in memory of Thomas Mishler,” García-Nuthmann said.
The Mishlers are longtime Las Vegas residents. Robert is a retired Highlands University anthropology professor who was named distinguished professor emeritus in 2010. Ann is a piano instructor and accompanist.