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Millikin School of Music presents opening concert for Summer Piano Camp July 7

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[June 28, 2014]  DECATUR - Millikin University's School of Music will present its opening concert for the 2014 Millikin Summer Piano Camp on Monday, July 7 at 7 p.m. in Perkinson Music Center's Kaeuper Hall on Millikin's campus. The concert is free and open to the public.

The concert features Millikin piano faculty members Dr. Silvan Negrutiu, assistant professor of music, and Dr. Chung-Ha Kim, School of Music adjunct faculty member. The concert will also feature performances from Millikin students Rachel Mudd, a junior business management major from Decatur, Ill., and Jared Rixstine, a senior music performance major from Washington, Ill.

Dr. Silvan Negrutiu will perform musical selections from composers Johannes Brahms and Frédéric Chopin, while Dr. Chung-Ha Kim will perform Robert Schumann's "Faschingsschwank aus Wien."

Jared Rixstine will perform Franz Schubert's "Impromptu in Gb Major" followed by shared performances, alongside Rachel Mudd, of Antonin Dvorak's "Slavonic Dances," and Randall Compton's "C. S. Theme and Variations."

The 2014 Millikin Summer Piano Camp, designed for advanced high school pianists, is hosted on Millikin's campus from July 6-12, under the instruction of Dr. Silvan Negrutiu and Dr. Chung-Ha Kim. The theme for this year's camp is the piano music of Romantic composers. The Piano Camp will conclude with a student recital on Saturday, July 12 at 11 a.m. in Kaeuper Hall.

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Millikin's School of Music is committed to developing complete musicians artistically, technically and intellectually by emphasizing the integration of theory and practice with other disciplines across the University. For more information on Millikin's School of Music, visit


For further information, please contact Millikin University Media Relations Coordinator Dane Lisser at 217.420.6636 or

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