February 13, 2015


Las Vegas, N.M. – Nine of Highlands University’s top music students will perform in the Thomas Mishler Scholarship Recital Feb. 22 at 3 p.m. in the Kennedy Alumni Hall at 905 University Ave.

The program includes a wide variety of musical selections, ranging from Bach and Debussy to Broadway musicals like The Secret Garden and Into the Woods.

Music faculty Andre García-Nuthmann and Linda King will be the piano accompanists.

The music students auditioned for the annual scholarship. The recipients include:

  • Daniel Torres, guitarist and baritone vocalist
  • Kayla Gonzales, soprano vocalist
  • Lynnelle Logan, soprano vocalist
  • Joseph Rivera, tenor vocalist
  • Trevontae Harris, baritone vocalist
  • Elena Chavez, soprano vocalist
  • Ron Martínez, tenor vocalist
  • Amor Romero, pianist
  • Kevin Bacon, pianist

The Feb. 22 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.

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.

  • Kayla Gonzales Doch bin und bleibe ich vergnügt (voice)
  • Lynnelle Logan–Noche hermosa by P. Sorobal, How Could I Ever Know from the “Secret Garden” and Ebben ne andro lantano by Giocondo
  • Joseph Rivera–Giants in the Sky (Into the Woods), Passeggiata by Adam Guettel, Das blut zu meine Schult durchstreicht from Cantata BMW 78 by Bach
  • TJ Harris– O What a Beautiful Morning, I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’, Ridente la calma b (voice)
  • Elena Chavez—Moonfall and Das Vielcher (voice)
  • Ron Martinez—Beth, The Mason and Mama Says (voice)
  • Amor Romero—Sarabande and Prelude B minor (piano)
  • Kevin Baca—Revere by Debussy (piano)