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Recital to feature Cookeville native Audra Ziegel

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Aaron Ziegel, left, and Cookeville native Audra Ziegel, right, will perform a recital at Tennessee Tech Monday, March 19.

Flutist and Cookeville native Audra Ziegel will give a recital Monday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Tennessee Tech University’s Wattenbarger Auditorium. She will be joined by Painst Aaron Ziegel.

Audra is a 2002 graduate of Cookeville High School. The former principal flutist of the Hunt Valley Symphony in Baltimore and the Urbana Pops Orchestra in Urbana, Illinois, Audra has performed professionally with many other ensembles throughout Maryland and Illinois, including the Illinois Symphony, the Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana, Charm City Players, the Yang Ying Band, the Concert Band of Central Illinois, and the Kankakee Valley Symphony. She is currently on the faculty of The Music Space in Towson, Maryland and has adjudicated festivals such as the Maryland Senior All-State auditions, ILMEA Senior Honor Band auditions, and the Flute Society of Washington High School Flute Choir Competition.

Audra now lives in Baltimore with her husband Aaron, where she maintains a studio of private flute students.

Aaron Ziegel is an Assistant Professor of Music History and Culture at Towson University in Maryland. He teaches courses on music in the United States of America, Western art music, opera studies, and writing about music. His teaching and advising engages with music majors, non-majors, and graduate students. He received a Bachelor’s in piano performance and a Master’s in music history at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. He earned his Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has presented numerous recitals on piano, harpsichord, and fortepiano, in addition to having extensive experience as an accompanist for solo instrumental, vocal, and choral music.

Aaron and Audra Ziegel have performed as a duo for over fifteen years, having met as undergraduate students at CCM.

The recital is free and open to the public.

Wattenbarger Auditorium is located in the Bryan Fine Arts Building, 1150 N. Dixie Ave.