University Relations and Communications

Trumpet, voice faculty members present recital

November 3, 2010



Music Department, 657-2350
Dan Carter, University Relations, 657-2269


MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — Dr. Mark Fenderson, assistant professor of high brass at Montana State University Billings, and Douglas Nagel, assistant professor of voice and choral studies at MSU Billings, will give a faculty trumpet and voice recital on Monday, Nov. 15.


Mark Fenderson

The recital, which is free and open to the public, will be at 7:30 p.m. in Cisel Recital Hall on the MSU Billings main campus. Plenty of free parking is available in the nearby parking garage for the event.


Fenderson and Nagel will be accompanied by Billings pianist Dr. Lee Hancock.  The trumpet and voice recital will include the music of Albinoni, Haydn, Hindemith, Handel and Pilss.


Besides his work as a high brass faculty member, Fenderson is also the conductor of the Symphonic Band and the Pep Band at MSU Billings. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Maine, his master’s from the University of South Florida and his doctorate in trumpet performance from the University of North Texas. 


He is a member of the Billings Symphony, the Rimrock Opera Orchestra, the Yellowstone Chamber Players and the Yellowstone Brass Quintet.  Fenderson is also a member of the faculty at the Red Lodge Music Festival.  A native of Maine, he was a member of the Portland, Maine Symphony Orchestra before moving to Florida where he taught at the University of Tampa and was a staff musician at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.       


Doug NagelNagel, a heldenbaritone, opera director, and voice teacher, joined the faculty at MSU Billings this fall. He continues as artistic director of Rimrock Opera in Billings and will sing Baron Scarpia in Rimrock Opera's April 2011 production of “Tosca.”

Nagel served as artistic director at Opera Idaho and Rogue Opera, Medford, before returning to Opera San José to serve as director of education. In 2005 and 2007, he sat on the National Endowment of the Arts Opera Division panel, reviewing grant requests.

Nagel has sung many leading roles including Magnifico, Bartolo, Scarpia, Giovanni, Leporello, Germont, Jokanaan, Doktor Faustus; and the world premiere of Thea Musgrave's “Simón Bolívar,” which he also performed in London's Royal Albert Hall and on the BBC.


For more information on the music faculty and the programs offered at MSU Billings, visit our web site or call 657-2350.