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Harmony School of Creative Arts holding faculty performance

DANIEL CLIFTON • PICAYUNE EDITOR

MARBLE FALLS — Harmony School of Creative Arts features a cadre of talented teachers, but unless you attend class there, you probably don’t understood the depth of talent.

But on Oct. 26 at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, you can hear that talent firsthand at the school’s Faculty and Friends Recital.

The event is 4 p.m. at the Marble Falls church, 201 RR 1431 East.

“It’s really amazing the level of instructors we have here,” said Barbara Bend, Harmony’s executive director. “We are so blessed as a school, and a community, to attract and keep this incredible group of instructors.”

The free concert is an invitation to experience the harmonic sounds of the faculty.

“And we’ve invited a few friends as well,” Bend said.

The lineup includes Victoria Athmann on violin as well as Barbara Bend, Carlene Jasper and Michael Saenz on piano. Harmony student Tori Salinas also will show off her piano skills. The recital includes two of Harmony’s vocal instructors: Robert L. Schneider and the school’s latest addition, Devlon Goodman.

“We’re really excited about Devlon joining our staff,” Bend said. “With him on staff, we’re eager to start some type of chorus program for all ages.”

Goodman has a master’s degree in music from Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts and a master’s in sacred music from SMU’s Perkins School of Theology. He is a volunteer associate pastor at First United Methodist Church of Bertram, where his wife, the Rev. Roberta Goodman, is the senior pastor.

The recital will include works by Robert Schumann, Frederic Chopin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Ludwig van Beethoven.

“This is just a wonderful showcase for our staff and a few friends,” Bend added.

And while it’s still about a month away, the Harmony School of Creative Arts’ 13th annual “Fantasy Nutcracker” is 7 p.m. Nov. 22 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 23 in the Marble Falls High School auditorium.

Call (830) 693-1791 or go to harmonyarts.org for more information on either event or on the classes the school offers.

daniel@thepicayune.com

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