East Central University music faculty members Dr. Lauren Cox and Dr. Starla Hibler will present a free clarinet/saxophone and piano concert on Monday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center.
Performance selections include “Romance” by William Grant Still; “A Joyous Lament for a Gilly Flower” by Margaret Garwood; “Sonatina” by Joseph Horovitz; “Summer Evening at Bryanston” by Alma Goatley; “Dance Preludes” by Witold Lutoslawski; and “Premier Rhapsodie” by Claude Debussy.
Cox joined the ECU faculty in August of 2012. She teaches clarinet, saxophone, music theory and aural skills, and woodwind methods. Cox has performed with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Pine Bluff (Ark.) Symphony Orchestra and the Missoula (Mont.) Symphony Orchestra.
She holds degrees from Florida State University and the University of Montana-Missoula. An advocate of new music, Cox always incorporates music from living composers on her recital programs.
Hibler, professor of music, has taught at ECU since 1991. She is active nationally as a soloist, accompanist and chamber music performer. As an active member of the Oklahoma Music Teachers Association, College Music Society and Oklahoma Federation of Music Clubs, she serves regularly as a clinician and adjudicator.
In 1987, she was the first prize and recital prize winner of the Ernst Krenek Competition/Joanna Hodges International Piano Competition held in Palm Desert, Calif. Hibler was named Outstanding Adan in the Arts in 2011 by the Ada Arts Council. During the summers of 2005-08, she was on the piano faculty of the Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony’s Piano and String Camp in Eureka Springs, Ark. Hibler also is the organist/choirmaster for St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Ada.
She holds doctor of musical arts and master of music degrees in piano performance from the University of North Texas where she studied with Joseph Banowetz. Hibler received a bachelor of music degree in piano performance from Illinois Wesleyan University and has studied at the Vienna Conservatory in Vienna, Austria.