Nov. 5, 2018


Marisa Getchell and Brock Boender

Marisa Getchell and Brock Boender


MSU Billings students to perform senior voice recitals

Brock Boender and Marisa Getchell present their senior voice recitals on Nov. 27 and 28



University Communications and Marketing, 657-2266


MSU BILLINGS NEWS—The Montana State University Billings Music Department presents two senior voice recitals to be held in late November.


Vocal Performance major Brock Boender, baritone, will present his Senior Voice Recital on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m.


Voice major Marisa Getchell, mezzo-soprano, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance, will present her Senior Voice Recital on Wednesday, Nov. 28, at 7:30 p.m.


Both performances will be held in Cisel Recital Hall on the MSUB campus.


Raised in Worden, Mont., Boender began studying music at the age of five. He is the son of Roger and Jacqueline Boender of Worden. He homeschooled and studied with Associate Professor Douglas Nagel through the connections program at MSUB, where he received dual high school and college credit for completed coursework.


Boender has sung in Billings with the Rimrock Opera in Aïda and The Crucible and sings in the University Chorus, as well as the Chamber Singers. He has sung at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church for 11 years and cantors for several other churches as well. In addition, he was a Senator in the MSUB Student Government.


Boender’s recital will be accompanied by pianist Tim Schoessler, and will include vocalists Emerald Hart, Hanna Jandro, Kieran Beebe, and Madyson Feuerstein. The evening’s program will include works by Mozart, Sondheim, Schubert, and Caccini.


The daughter of Jody Getchell and Joan Ferguson, Getchell graduated from Billings Central High School in Billings, and has studied voice with Professor Nagel since 2014. She has been an active participant in the MSU Billings Chamber Singers & University Choir and has also been in many community productions including A Little Night Music, The Magic Flute, and The Lantern Marriage.


Getchell’s recital will be accompanied by pianist Tim Schoessler, and vocalists Malia Howell and Hanna Jandro. Her program will consist of works by Wolf, Schubert, Handel, Tchaikovsky as well as others.


Both performances are free of admission charge and open to the public.


For more information about the events or other programs, contact the Department of Music at (406)-657-2350.