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

"If the Shoe Fits: A Shoe-Raising Benefit" will be held in the Performing Arts Hall of Old Fine Arts on Sunday, August 26th, at 2 p.m.

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. 

Tracy started working for WKMS in 1994 while attending Murray State University. After receiving his Bachelors and Masters degrees from MSU he was hired as Operations/Web/Sports Director in 2000. Tracy hosted All Things Considered from 2004-2012 and has served as host/producer of several music shows including Cafe Jazz, and Jazz Horizons. In 2001, Tracy revived Beyond The Edge, a legacy alternative music program that had been on hiatus for several years. Tracy was named Program Director in 2011 and created the midday music and conversation program Sounds Good in 2012 which he hosts Monday-Thursday. Tracy lives in Murray with his wife, son and daughter.
Melanie Davis-McAfee graduated from Murray State University in 2018 with a BA in Music Business. She has been working for WKMS as a Music and Operations Assistant since 2017. Melanie hosts the late-night alternative show Alien Lanes, Fridays at 11 pm with co-host Tim Peyton. She also produces Rick Nance's Kitchen Sink and Datebook and writes Sounds Good stories for the web.
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