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thumb GodesCatherine Godes, piano professor at Tennessee Tech University, will give her annual solo recital at 7:30 p.m. March 20 in Wattenbarger Auditorium.

The recital will feature Robert Schumann’s “Kreisleriana,” named after the character who appears in several tales by E.T.A. Hoffman, as well as pieces by Haydn, Chopin and Debussy.

Godes has been head of TTU’s piano program since 1994. She served as the collegiate auditions chairwoman for the Tennessee Music Teachers Association for seven years and remains active in the organization.

Before moving to Cookeville, she and her husband, Herman, formed the Godes Piano Duo and toured the United States and Europe from their positions on the faculty of West Virginia University. She developed a curriculum of musical education for more than 400 students, founded the Community Arts Orchestra and established the Herman and Catherine Godes Young Artist Concerto Competition.

In honor of her husband, Godes began the TTU Young Artist Piano Competition in 2008. She is an active soloist, collaborative artist, clinician and administrator. She has been a soloist several times with the Bryan Symphony Orchestra and hosts a pre-concert lecture series.

The March 20 performance is free and open to the public.

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