IN: Huntington

WHERE: Longaker Recital Hall of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

WHEN: Friday, March 23, 2012, 7:30 pm.

BRIEF ABOUT: A combined senior recital with soprano Breana Balliet and clarinetist Emily Stites.


     Formerly of Ohio City, Ohio and now Kahoka, Missouri, Breana Balliet is a senior theater performance major and music minor. She attended Van Wert High School in Van Wert, Ohio, where she was a member of the Van Wert Symphony band and Van Wert choir for four years.  She made it into district III OMEA Honors Band her junior year and district III OMEA Honors Choir her senior year.

     In her first three years at Huntington University, Balliet competed at NATS as well as a member of HU’s Women’s Chorale and worship ensemble. She was also a member of HU’s Concert Choir for five semesters and has studied voice while at Huntington, including has participated in several HU stage productions such as “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast”, “The Mikado”, “Picnic”, “‘Tis the Season: A Christmas Celebration”, “Guys and Dolls”, “Once Upon a Mattress” and “Medea.” She will also be performing in HU’s 11th Concerto Concert. 

     Napoleon, Ohio Emily Stites is a senior music business major with a minor in psychology. At the age of 10, she started taking piano lessons and at age 12 began clarinet lessons. While at HU, Stites has participated in the HU Symphonic Band, Orchestra, Hand Bell Ensemble and Gospel Choir. During her fall semester of this school year, she attended the Contemporary Music Program in Tennessee, and plans on moving to Nashville upon graduation to pursue a career in the music industry.

     Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations.

     U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU.

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