Dr. Julia MortyakovaCOLUMBUS, Miss. – Dr. Julia Mortyakova, chair of the Department of Music, will perform a solo piano recital, Friday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Connie Sills Kossen Auditorium of Poindexter Hall.

Mortyakova will perform musical selections by Cecile Chaminade, Alexander Scriabin, Paul Osterfield and Olga Harris. She received the 2012 Sigma Alpha Iota Career Performance Grant to perform and record the music of Chaminade. Dr. Osterfield is a professor of composition at Middle Tennessee State University. Dr. Harris is the subject of Dr. Mortyakova's book, "Olga Harris: A Journey of an Artist through Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia and the United States," in progress. She is a professor of composition at Tennessee State University.

This recital program will also be presented at Louisiana Tech University, Nashville, as well as several other venues throughout Mississippi.

Dr. Mortyakova will conduct a master class for local pre-college piano students organized by the Golden Triangle Music Forum on Saturday, April 13, at 10 a.m. in Poindexter Hall. The master class is free and open to the public.

The recital is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact the Department of Music at (662) 241-6399.