Gardner-Webb to Host Distinguished Tubist on Jan. 15

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Recital to Feature National Soloist Joanna Ross Hersey

BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. – Gardner-Webb University’s Department of Music will present a concert featuring Joanna Ross Hersey, Yamaha Performing Artist and Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at UNC Pembroke, on Thursday, Jan. 15 in the Blanton Auditorium.

The performance will begin at 8 p.m. and will include pieces such as Vivace from Sonata in E Minor by Jean-Baptiste Loelliet, Three Pieces for Violoncello and Piano by Nadia Boulanger, and Cavatina and Variations by Jean Baptiste Arban. Admission is free and the recital is open to the public.

Hersey is the former principal tubist for the U.S. Coast Guard, a position she earned at the age of 19. She has performed throughout the country as a soloist and clinician, has played for three U.S. presidents and has appeared on The Today Show and Good Morning America.

Currently, Hersey is the principal tubist for the Carolina Philharmonic and the Carolina International Orchestra. Her second solo album is to be released next month and will feature a collection of her own compositions as well as works by Faye Ellen Silverman and Hildegard von Bingen.

For more information about Joanna Ross Hersey visit her website at The Blanton Auditorium is located in Hamrick Hall on the main campus of Gardner-Webb at 110 S. Main Street, Boiling Springs, N.C. Additional information about the recital is available by contacting Dr. Patricia Sparti at

Located in Boiling Springs, N.C., Gardner-Webb University is home to more than 4,300 students from 37 states and 21 foreign countries. Founded in 1905, Gardner-Webb provides exceptional educational opportunities within a Christian environment.