Some Musical Notes

ALEX GRUBER | ENTERTAINMENT COLUMNIST

Meredith Pointer ’16 performed her senior music recital on Sunday, April 3 at 2 p.m. in Dudley Birder Hall. Pointer, a music education major, played the soprano saxophone for her recital.

Pointer’s recital consisted of two sicilianas from Faure and Bach and two sonatas from Caravan and Cohen.

“The last two are relatively unknown,” Pointer stated, “so I am excited to be playing them.”

Pointer’s main instruments are saxophone and voice, but she regularly plays many other instruments. She has a practice session and lesson every week in addition to practicing every day. Pointer identified her parents as giving her the tools to succeed in music and the arts from a young age.

“I started with piano and voice, then became mesmerized by someone playing saxophone on the streets,” Pointer recalled. “The rest is history.”

Pointer is also involved in Delta Phi Epsilon, NAfME (the National Association for Music Educators), Knight Theatre, Phi Kappa Phi, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble and Chamber Singers. She currently plans on student teaching in the fall of this year and then finding a job teaching music.

Asked why students and other members of the St. Norbert College community should attend student recitals, Pointer answered, “In the true spirit of communio, we should support each other in all that we do. Music kids should support students in their sporting events; basketball players should support their friends in music. We should all be there for each other.”

Upcoming musical programs on campus include the junior vocal recital of Benjamin Behnke ’17 and Sara Gunderson ’17 on Friday, April 8 at 3:30 p.m. in Dudley Birder Hall; the senior vocal recital of Ben Olejniczak on Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m. in Dudley Birder Hall; and the chamber music concert on Tuesday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. Attend one or more of these events and support the musical arts at SNC!

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