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Music alums come back to perform

Erika (Van Den Hul) Hoogeveen

Erika (Van Den Hul) Hoogeveen

In the past three months three accomplished music alums have returned to campus to perform recitals. Just before Christmas Kristin Sybesma Elgersma ('00) presented a recital drawing on work she had prepared for her audition to a doctoral program in piano at Northwestern University. This semester 2002 alums Tricia Van Ee and Erika (Van Den Hul) Hoogeveen gave pre-recital master's recitals in the B.J. Haan auditorium. Van Ee and Hoogeveen are performance majors in voice and violin at the University of

"This is a good idea," says music department chair Karen De Mol. "Many performance majors on both collegiate and graduate levels find a way to give a pre-recital recital. Sometimes the venue is a church with invited friends and family. In these three situations, each of the recitalists wished to 'give something back to Dordt' in gratitude for the fine music education they received here."

The music department was thrilled to do this. All three recitalists are exceptionally accomplished musicians who are studying in respected programs with well-known teachers.

This isn't the first time Dordt has hosted such an event, De Mol says. Some years ago, Darren Van't Hul, now teaching at Western Christian High School, gave his master's voice recital at Dordt College.