Written by Allison Ericson
After four years, Hilary Lee, a senior music and chemistry major, will showcase her dedication and hard work in a vocal recital today at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Building.
The recital will have pieces from famous performers like Mozart, Brizett and Britten.
“Although I’ve been running my recital repertoire in order since last November, I’ve actually been preparing for the recital since I began lessons at VSU four years ago,” Lee said.
Student recitals are required for music majors to finish their degrees. For some students a diploma serves as enough proof for their hard work, but for Lee this recital serves as so much more.
“Its evidence that I have accomplished the task of double majoring in chemistry and such a rigorously demanding, both mentally and physically, major like music,” Lee said. “ I’m very excited to show others some of the pieces I’m most proud of.”
Lee has spent her four years of college listening and practicing the works of different composers. To showcase her most challenging and loved pieces, her recital consists of a mix of Italian, German, French and English composers.
“I want the audience to enjoy the music performed,” she said. “ I hope they will be able to find appreciation for each composer as they listen to the distinct features of each piece. I also hope they leave knowing how much I love and enjoy this music.”
In addition to an enjoyable performance, the audience will see firsthand Lee’s talents and dedication to music.
“Dr. Tamara Hardesty deserves much of the credit for the improvements I’ve made while at VSU,” she said “ She has worked with me relentlessly, and she deserves much praise. Without her dedication, hard work and direction, this recital would not take place.”
The recital, which is open to all students, faculty and staff, is free admission.