Students perform at honors music recital

The DMC music program held the 70th annual honors recital on Feb. 23, which included four students out of six that auditioned. 

The four students: Christopher Pena, guitar; Damien De La Cruz, tuba; Matthew Gomez, euphonium; Julia Arnett, piano, began rehearsing and preparing for their performance months before the honors recital. 

Matthew Gomez, a music intrumental student, is one out of the five students who performed for The 70th Annual Honors Recital on Feb. 23.

Arnett, who would like to get a degree in piano pedagogy, performed ‘Golliwog’s Cakewalk,’ by Claude Debussy. 

She was introduced to music about 10 years ago when her oldest sister shared piano lessons with her. 

Arnett has been enrolled at DMC since fall of 2019, and plans to transfer to Texas A&M University at Kingsville, once she completes at DMC. 

“I have learned so much during my time with Dr. Chen. I think the number one thing I have learned about performing is to never stop,” said Arnett, “when you have confidence in yourself and your music, you can make it through any performance regardless of the anxiety and nerves.” 

The annual recital is a program to give students the opportunity to share their talent.

The next program will be held Thursday, March 24., at 7:30 p.m., in the Wolfe Recital Hall. 

Recitals are free of admission.

Julia Arnett (right) listens to Damian De La Cruz, as he plays the tuba before the performance.

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