Senior pianist Jaclyn Harper performs eclectic recital

Mozart and Monk rarely share a bill, but both are included as part of Jaclyn Harper's senior recital on piano on Saturday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m.
Harper's program  includes Rachmaninov's "Morceaux de Fantaisie," Mozart's Sonata in F Major and a few newer tunes such as “"Take Five" by Paul Desmond and "Straight, No Chaser" by Thelonious Monk. At various points she will be joined by Dan Palmer on bass and Dave Van Haren on drums.

Harper began her musical career by playing trumpet in her middle school and high school band as well as taking piano lessons. Harper has earned numerous performance awards from state band competitions as well as from the Michigan Music Teachers Association Piano Competition.

Elijah Bossenbroek is an artist that Harper feels a connection with. "He is a contemporary artist and composes his own music. I admire his style to be free flowing and yet intense and powerful. I try to emulate a few of his ideas in my own playing."

At Albion College, Harper is a part of the Jazz Ensemble, the Gerstacker Institute for Professional Management and the Accounting Society. She is an economics and management and music double major. She plans to pursue a career in business.