Tracy Doyle will perform with Japanese clarinetist Sugo on February 9


portrait of tracy doyle

The Adams State University Department of Music presents a Faculty Recital with flutist Tracy Doyle. She will be joined by Japanese clarinetist Chiho Sugo; James Doyle, percussion, and William Lipke, piano. Tracy Doyle and Sugo will perform selections from their recital in Tokyo this past summer, as well as perform new works. Repertoire will include works by J.S. Bach, Ibert, Bernofsky, Brannon, and more. The recital will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, in Leon Memorial Hall, located on the Adams State University campus. Tickets will be available at the door and are free to AS&F, $5 for adults, and $1 for children.

Tracy Doyle, professor of music, teaches applied flute, chamber music, and courses in music education. An active performer, she enjoys a variety of styles from classical to Celtic, and is an advocate for new music. Tracy has performed throughout the United States, Australia, and Japan in solo, chamber, and orchestral settings. As an educator, she leads an engaged and vital collegiate flute studio comprised of students from throughout the United States. Tracy earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in flute performance from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees in music education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Chiho Sugo portrait

Sugo, associated professor of clarinet at Gunma University in Maebashi, Japan, teaches applied clarinet and wind instruments, and music education courses including Japanese Traditional Instruments, Basic Conducting and Elementary Music Education. As an active clarinetist, she gives chamber recitals regularly in and around Tokyo. Her first CD, Brahms Album "Regenlied" (2014) includes violin sonatas played on E-flat clarinet. She earned her Master of Music at Morehead State University, and finished Doctoral course work at Louisiana State University. She studied with Steve Cohen, Michael Acord, Ikuo Inagaki, Sugako Sudo, and Takafumi Komatsu. She is a member of International Clarinet Association (ICA) and Japan Clarinet Association (JCA).

Lipke, professor of music, maintains an active schedule as a performer and teacher, having performed with musicians of international stature such as the Ying Quartet and opera baritone Hеkan Hagegеrd. His appearances with orchestra include the Liszt Concerto in A Major and his performances have been broadcast on public radio. He has performed solo recitals in the United States and in Europe, including performances on recital series and a radio interview in St. Petersburg, Russia. Lipke holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.