WCU hosts musician, composer James Naigus for Oct. 22 recital

The Western Carolina University School of Music will host a recital on Thursday, Oct. 22, featuring compositions written and performed by James Naigus, a music instructor from the University of Iowa.

The 5 p.m. event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the recital hall of the Coulter Building.

Naigus will be performing on both horn and piano. He will be joined on the program by WCU faculty members Travis Bennett, horn, and Zsolt Szabo, trombone.

A recent doctoral graduate of the University of Iowa, Naigus has been a guest clinician and composer-in-residence at American Horn Quartet founder David Johnson’s summer workshop in Daytona Beach, Florida, for several years. He has played with the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, Brevard Symphony Orchestra, Gainesville Chamber Orchestra, Valdosta Symphony Orchestra and the Ocala Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to the recital, Naigus will be presenting on horn, composition and entrepreneurship to WCU master classes on Friday, Oct. 23. To learn more about Naigus, go to www.jamesnaigus.com. For more information on the recital, contact the WCU School of Music at 828-227-7242.