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Tennessee Tech University piano professor Cathy Godes will share the stage with a TTU voice professor and a TTU piano student during her recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in Wattenbarger Auditorium.

Godes and Diane Pulte, voice professor, will collaborate on songs by Reynaldo Hahn. Godes will perform “En Blanc et Noir” by Claude Debussy with student Joshua Davis, who also won the chance to perform a solo with the Bryan Symphony Orchestra by winning TTU’s Joan Derryberry Award last year.

Godes also will play a Mozart sonata and Chopin’s “Ballade in Ab.” Pulte will sing arias from Verdi’s “Il Travatore” and “Samson et Dalila” by Camille Saint-Saens.

Coordinator of piano studies at TTU, Godes is the founder of the Bryan Symphony lecture series; she presents recitals and master classes across Tennessee. She has served on the board of the Tennessee Music Teachers Association, and chaired the Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Steinway Competition for eight years. She helped to establish the TTU Young Artist Piano competition in 2008 with biology professor S.K. Ballal and many of her students have won piano competitions.

Pulte has performed with the Dallas Opera, Operal Columbus, Columbus Light Opera and Ashville Opera, as well as in England and China.

The recital is free and open to the public. Wattenbarger Auditorium is in the Bryan Fine Arts Building at 1150 N. Dixie Ave on the TTU campus.