Barden, Santoro Double Up for Piano Recital

Reported by Phillip Carlisle, '15

Albion College Seniors Joe Barden and Scott Santoro, will perform a joint piano recital on Saturday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Goodrich Chapel. Their program includes Haydn's Sonata No. 33 in C minor, Debussy's "Estampes," Chopin's Nocturne in F major and Mendelssohn's "Variations on Sérieuses."

A native of Livonia, Michigan, Barden has regularly participated in the Michigan Music Teacher Association's Student Achievement Testing, and has performed in various churches and other venues in both solo and ensemble capacities. He has been a member of several performing ensembles at Albion College, including the British Eighth Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Symphony Orchestra, and Jazz Ensemble. He performs regularly at Cascarelli's of Albion with Albion professor James Ball in an intercollegiate jazz combo. He is also a member of Kappa Kappa Psi, an honorary band fraternity, and has served as the vice president and music director of Albion's chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia fraternity.

Hailing from Ann Arbor, Santoro began studying piano for the past 10 years. "Rehearsing and practicing music has taught me hard work and dedication, while at the same time enriching my"I'm incredibly grateful and thankful for all my friends and family who have helped me reach this tremendous milestone in my life, and I look forward to sharing these marvelous experiences with my loved ones for many more years to come." life in the way that nothing else has ever been able to do," Santoro says.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call 517/629-0481.