Arts & Culture

UWF Department of Music presents Dr. Sheila Dunn, Blake Riley and Dr. Allanda Small in a faculty recital

The University of West Florida Department of Music will present Dr. Sheila Dunn, Blake Riley and Dr. Allanda Small in a faculty recital on Monday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. The performance will be held in the Music Hall at the Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Building 82, on the Pensacola campus.

UWF Department of Music presents the Percussion Ensemble in concert

The recital will be an evening of art song, opera and musical theater’s greatest duets. The program includes solo works by Barber, Fauré and H. Leslie Adams and duets by Mozart, Delibes, Offenbach, Harold Allen and Milton Ager.

Dr. Sheila Dunn, soprano, is an associate professor of voice and chair of the Department of Music. She teaches applied voice, vocal pedagogy, vocal literature, opera workshop and women in popular music. Dunn received a Bachelor of Music from Oberlin Conservatory of Music and a Master and Doctor of Music from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, in vocal performance.

Blake Riley, assistant professor and director of collaborative piano, teaches class piano, applied piano and foreign language lyric diction. He studied at Mount Allison University and the University of Toronto, and received a master’s degree in collaborative piano from the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, where he participated in masterclasses with Warren Jones, Brian Zeger and Stephanie Blythe. He was also an apprentice coach at CCCM’s summer program in Lucca, Italy.

Dr. Allanda Small, soprano, is an adjunct instructor of voice. She has been an active member of the Gulf Coast arts community for many years. She currently serves as the Director of Music Ministries at Spanish Fort Presbyterian Church. Small holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Southern Mississippi.

The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact the CFPA Box Office at 850.857.6285.