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Michelle Broadment's Alumna Recital


Soprano Michelle Broadbent Hatch, a seasoned performer across four continents, holds performance degrees from Utah State University and Brigham Young University. Currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Opera Performance at Arizona State University, she has been a long-time student of Darrell Babidge from the Juilliard School. Hatch also studied with baritone Gordon Hawkins at Arizona State University, Oberlin Conservatory in Italy, and with Daniel Ferro from the Juilliard School. In addition to numerous guest recitalist appearances, she has taken on leading roles in various operas, including Moore’s "The Ballad of Baby Doe," Menotti’s "The Old Maid and the Thief," Vaughan Williams’ "Riders to the Sea," de Falla’s "La Vida Breve," Smetana’s "The Bartered Bride," and the title role in Puccini’s "Suor Angelica."

As the recipient of several scholarships and awards, including BYU Singer of the Year and the Outstanding Opera Performance Award, Hatch triumphed in the Concerto Competition at both of her alma maters and was a district winner in the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions.

On Jan. 20, Hatch will showcase her favorite arias and art songs, featuring works by Faure, Brahms, Schuman, and Puccini. The recital will also include new repertoire by Mark Adamo, Ricky Ian Gordon, and Jonathan Dove, among others. This performance marks the culmination of her doctoral studies at ASU and is the final installment of a three-part recital series.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall |

Fry Street Quartet


The Fry Street Quartet presents a special project that is a true reflection of the Utah landscape. Los Angeles-based composer NIcolás Benavides traveled to Cache Valley to observe the Sharp-tailed and Greater Sage Grouse in their Spring breeding grounds, with special assistance from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Collected field recordings provide the soundscape for this unique work: Lek for String Quartet and Electronics, a dramatization of the early morning mating rituals of these magnificent birds.

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall |

Wassermann Piano Series | Jeremy Denk


The Wassermann Piano Series Presents Jeremy Denk in recital.

"One of the most thoughtful and reliably interesting artists of our time." - Cleveland Plain Dealer

"Listening to the pianist Jeremy Denk play, you never doubt that he is someone who thinks about music deeply and rather a lot." – The New York Times

Bach: Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829
Clara Schumann: Three Romances, Op. 22
Chopin: Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, Op. 47
Missy Mazoli: Heartbreaker
Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit
Schubert: Piano Sonata in A Major, D. 664

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall |

Kimberly Lewin Senior Recital


Kimberly Lewin, a cello performance major, will be performing her Senior Recital on January 26, 2024.

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Chase Fine Arts Center |

Music Therapy Senior Gala


Help us celebrate the hard-earned skills and many talents of our music therapy
seniors at this unique final jury event. Seniors will be showcasing their musicality,
knowledge, and capacity on a variety of instruments while being featured on a program
of clinical songs they have memorized in collaborations with their peers. The unique
and exciting twist of this jury is that the program will not be known to the performers
until the event begins! The individual and ensemble selections will all be announced to
guests and performers alike at 7pm on Saturday, 1/27/24. The event is free and open to
all friends, family, colleagues, classmates, and community members who wish to cheer
on our seniors at this very special event. We hope to see you there

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm | Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall |

Jazz Jams


An eagerly awaited tradition around the Music Department is our series of monthly jam sessions, in which a guest artist (or two or three) from outside Cache Valley visits to perform jazz standards with USU students and community members in a relaxed environment. Come and sit in on a tune, or just sit back, relax, and enjoy the music. Jam sessions are completely unscripted, so you never know what exactly will happen, but it’s great fun watching musicians perform without a net!

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Taggart Student Center |