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Stern, Overly to Perform at Lander

Dr. David Stern, Lander University adjunct professor of low brass, and Daniel Overly, a student at Bob Jones University, will present a recital at Lander on Thursday, Sept. 8, at 8 p.m.

The recital, which will take place in the Barksdale Recital Hall of the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center, will feature works by Philip Sparke, Elena Roussanova Lucas and Vinicio Meza.

In addition to his role at Lander, Stern is an associate professor of music and director of instrumental activities at Anderson University. He holds a bachelor's degree in music education from the University of Colorado and a Ph.D. in Fine Arts and an M.M. in euphonium/bass trombone performance from Texas Tech University. An avid performer, he has commissioned numerous works for low brass, is a regular member of the Palmetto Posaunen and Eighth Position Trombone Quartet, and most recently toured as a guest artist with the Georgia Brass Band. Two of Stern's trombone choir arrangements were performed at the 2011 International Trombone Festival.

Overly is a senior piano performance major at Bob Jones University, studying with David Lehman. Active as a collaborator, he frequently appears in recitals and concerts across the region. In the last year, he has also participated in the BritGrad Seminar in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England, and the annual meeting of the Shakespeare Association of America in Bellvue, Washington, both with soprano Megan McCauley. In addition to recital performances, he provides musical assistance for the yearly BJU Opera Association productions. Recently, Overly participated in Middlebury College's German for Singers and Vocal Coaches program and was the recipient of both the Max Kade and the Howard Born German scholarships. Future plans include graduate study in vocal coaching and conducting.

The recital is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Lander's College of Arts and Humanities at 864-388-8323 or visit