Faculty Music Quintet Visits Thailand For Residency and Concert
Lyrique Quintette, a faculty chamber music performance group in the Department of Music, was recently invited by the World Association of Marching and Show Bands to a residency in Bangkok, Thailand. In July 2022, the quintet gave masterclasses for participants, judged the solo and chamber music competitions and performed a concert at the awards ceremony. In between their busy schedule, they got to tour the beauty of Bangkok and its incredible culture.
The group, consisting of Ronda Mains, flute; Theresa Delaplain, oboe; Nophachai Cholthitchanta, clarinet; Lia Uribe, bassoon; and Katelyn Halbert, horn, have performed throughout the United States and abroad, including tours to Germany and Canada. Joining the group for the Thailand trip was Catalina Ortega, a flute instructor in the department stepping in for Ronda Mains.
Members of the quintet are highly acclaimed artists, with a wealth of solo, chamber and orchestral experience, as well as teaching at the university level. They are committed to performing a diverse repertoire and reaching underserved communities through education. They have been invited guests at numerous national and international music conferences and festivals and have commissioned and premiered many works by contemporary composers. Formed in 1990, the quintet has maintained an active performance schedule with a regular home concert series and frequent guest artist tours. The group is on the Mid-America Arts Alliance roster and the touring roster of the Arkansas Arts Council.
For more information about the group, go to their website at https://lq.uark.edu.
Associate professor Benjamin Runkle is part of a group that received a five-year, $80 million U.S. Department of Agriculture award aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emission associated with rice production.
Phishing is the attempt to get passwords, university data, personal information or access to university systems by sending emails or text messages that appear to come from a trustworthy source.
Dean Cynthia Nance has named Josie Bates the 2022-23 Rose Law Firm's 200th Anniversary Pro Bono Fellow at the U of A School of Law.
Alumni of the Creative Writing and Translation Program — Brody Parrish Craig and Sabine Schmidt — have been awarded project grants, and M.F.A. student Lily Buday has been awarded a student grant award.
University Programs and University Recreation invite students to play tennis and watch the drama "King Richard" at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the UREC Tennis Center.