P. Kellach Waddle, string bass, in Guest Recital

The SNU School of Music welcomes P. Kellach Waddle, string bass soloist, in guest recital Friday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Cantrell Music Hall, located just north of NW 39th Expressway and College on the campus of Southern Nazarene University.

As an orchestral bassist, Waddle has held both titled and section positions in more than a dozen professional orchestras including the Lexington Philharmonic and Corpus Christi and Bowling Green Symphonies before attaining his current positions in the Austin and Brazos Valley Symphonies. Waddle has also held both bass and resident composer positions in a variety of festival orchestras including the Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan, the Graz, the Austria AIMS Festival, The Roundtop Festival and The Hot Springs Music Festival.

In addition to his career as a solo bassist, an orchestral and chamber musician, a conductor and a writer/journalist, Waddle is one of the most performed and prolific composers of his generation, with a catalog that includes more than 180 works in a variety of genres.

Waddle received Minors in Opera History and Viola from Cincinnati Conservatory (1987), Bachelor’s Degrees in Art History and Bass Performance with a Minor in Cognitive Linguistics from Rice University (1992), and Master’s Degrees in Bass Performance and Composition from The University of Texas (1998). Waddle has studied bass with the likes of Edgar Meyer, Jon Deak, Gary Karr, and Stewart Sankey. His composition teachers have included Steven Montague, Donald Grantham, Karl Korte and Robert Ward.

Admission is free. For further recital information, contact the SNU School of Music at 405.491.6345 or e-mail rspear@snu.edu.