The Edmond Sun

November 2, 2012

UCO Faculty String Quartet to perform with Ryan Malone


Special to The Sun

EDMOND — The University of Central Oklahoma School of Music’s Faculty String Quartet will perform with guest pianist Ryan Malone at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at the UCO Jazz Lab, 100 E. Fifth St.

The performance is a part of the School of Music’s Faculty Artist Concert Series, a yearlong performance series featuring the talents of Central music faculty members. All performances take place on Tuesday nights at 7:30 p.m. at the Jazz Lab.

“Malone is an incredible pianist,” said Tess Remy-Schumacher, Central professor, cellist and member of the Faculty String Quartet.

Malone is the music director for Herbert W. Armstrong College and Imperial Academy in Edmond and has performed with Remy-Schumacher and Hong Zhu, faculty string quartet violinist, prior to being invited as the guest artist for this performance.

“It is always nice to collaborate with Mr. Malone,” Remy-Schumacher said.       

As a pianist, Malone was honored as one of seven national finalists in the 1997-98 collegiate piano competition for the Music Teachers National Association. He placed third in the Hellam Kerber Midwest Young Artists’ Competition in 1998 and received an honorable mention in the 1999 Wildeman International Piano Competition.

Malone is also a composer with more than 30 original works and arrangements.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by calling the UCO School of Music at 974-5004. Admission is free for Central students, faculty and staff with a Central I.D. Half of the proceeds will go toward Central Music Scholarships, and the rest will support the school.

For a complete listing of UCO College of Fine Arts and Design events and performances, visit www.uco.edu/cfad/events or call 974-3770.