Faculty recital to feature trumpeter Logan Place
by: Rene Abadie
HAMMOND – Wrapping up its Faculty Chamber Recital Series, Southeastern Louisiana University's Department of Fine and Performing Arts will present a faculty recital featuring Logan Place on the trumpet.
The free concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday (Dec. 2) in Pottle Music Auditorium.
Place has been a member of the faculty at Southeastern since 2007 as an instructor of trumpet. An accomplished musician with 23 years of experience, he has performed with numerous orchestras, wind ensembles, and chamber groups, including the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra, Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Mobile Symphony Orchestra, and Jefferson Performing Arts Society.
Place maintains an active performing and teaching schedule around the United States, and is a frequent contributor to the International Trumpet Guild Journal. He currently services as the undergraduate coordinator for the Music Unit in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts and performs with the university's brass quintet, Southeastern Brass.
Place said pieces to be performed will range from Baroque classics to swinging jazz influences. All of the music was selected Place, who geared the performance toward his students.
"I wanted to choose a program that was accessible to my students," he said. "There is nothing on the program that they themselves cannot perform."
Place said he is excited about the upcoming performance.
"It is a lot of hard work getting ready for a performance, but it always fun to get out and perform for my students and the general public," he said.
For more information, contact the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at 985-549-2184.