"If the Shoe Fits: A Shoe-Raising Benefit" Kicks Off MSU Music Department's Fall Semester

Aug 14, 2018

Heinrich Schutz, Robert Schumann, Franz Schubert, and Paul Schoenfeld might not be contemporaries of each other's time, but they've been aptly chosen for their 'shoe' sounding names to comprise the MSU music faculty's first semester recital and shoe-raising benefit. 

The Murray State music department will be starting its Fall 2018 recital season with a benefit recital aimed towards collecting shoes for K-12 graders in the Calloway County area. Family and Youth Resource centers from two school districts in Calloway Co. will assist in distributing the shoes. There is no admission fee, but attendees are encouraged to donate at least one pair of athletic shoes of any size (preferably unused).

Following the 'shoe' theme, the recital will feature works by composers with 'shoe' in their name: Schumann, Schubert, and Schutz, for example. Faculty performances will include Dr. Maribeth Crawford, soprano; Dr. Ashley Cumming, horn; Dr. Meeyoun Park, piano; Dr. Stephanie Rea, flute; Dr. Amy McCann, clarinet; Dr. Li Kuang, trombone; and Dr. Matthew Gianforte, piano. 

"If the Shoe Fits" will take place on Sunday, August 26th, at 2 p.m., in the Performing Arts Hall. The Performing Arts Hall is located on the second floor of Old Fine Arts. Recital credit will be offered to students enrolled in recital assembly.