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Honors Recital at DSU features Bliss, Bucholz, Fichter and Wilz March 26

Posted on 3/19/2013

The Department of Music at Dickinson State University will hold its first annual Student Honors Recital Tuesday, March 26th at 7:30 p.m. in Dorothy Stickney Auditorium, May Hall. Students selected to participate in the recital were selected based on their fall jury performances, academic achievements, and service to the department. Vocalists Rachelle Bliss, Damon Fichter and Mariah Wilz, along with percussionist Adam Bucholz, were selected by faculty to participate in the first honors recital.

Rachelle Bliss, sophomore, is a composite music education major with focuses on vocals and clarinet. Bliss is involved in Chorale, Chamber Singers and concert band at the university, and is vice president of the DSU chapter of the National Association for Music Educators (NAfME.) She is a native of Dickinson, N.D.

Adam Bucholz, sophomore, is a percussion performance major. He performs with the Bismarck Mandan Symphony and was a part of the premiere of Chris Brubeck's original symphony, "Roosevelt in Cowboy Land." Bucholz, originally a native of Adelaide, South Australia, began actively pursuing percussion after moving to Bowman, N.D. at the age of 15.

Damon Fichter, sophomore, is a music major with an emphasis on vocals and is minoring in theater, dance and leadership. He is currently the treasurer of NAfME, a Best Friends Program mentor and a private lesson teacher for piano. Fichter is a native of Dickinson, N.D.

Mariah Wilz, sophomore, is a music education major. She is active in band, choir, and Chamber Singers and is president of the DSU chapter of NAfME. Additionally, she is involved in Catholic Campus Ministries and the Theodore Roosevelt Honors Leadership Program. Wilz is a native of Killdeer, N.D.

Each student will present a ten to fifteen minute segment of music. The recital is free and open to the public. For more information on the DSU Department of Music, visit

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