Adjunct instructor Phil Schurger to present guitar recital


Phil Schurger, Huntington University, a Christian collegeMOVED to the 509 Church in Huntington.


HUNTINGTON, Ind.— Huntington University adjunct music instructor Phil Schurger will present a guitar recital at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Zurcher Auditorium of the Merillat Centre for the Arts on campus.

This is a concert of highly dynamic works in the jazz and modern chamber music style. Schurger’s original compositions blend the inventiveness of Impressionist music with the spontaneity of improvisation and driving rhythms of jazz.

Schurger completed a Bachelor of Arts program at Northern Illinois University in 2003. He acquired a Master of Music in jazz guitar, composition and electronic music from Northern Illinois University in 2004. Schurger has been an instructor of guitar at HU since 2005.

While attending Northern Illinois University, Schurger studied with virtuoso Fareed Haque. In the summer of 2003, he had the opportunity to work with accomplished musicians such as Ravi Coltrane, Tom Rainey and Ralph Alessi at The School of Improvisational Music in New York.

In 2007, the Phil Schurger Group, which draws strong influences from the jazz tradition, released two albums, “Motion” and “The Black Hat.”

The recital is free and open to the public.

Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).


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