UNION — The piano students of Suzy Smith presented their Spring Recital at the USC Union Auditorium and were joined by former students who returned from college to perform as well.
The recital, one of three presented each year by Smith’s students, was held May 26. Smith said that the students performed variety of styles including classical music, folk tunes, and religious hymns.
Current Smith students performing at the recital included Marissa Butler, Benton Ivey, Sara Grace Haney, Katy Fowler, Deontae Beacham, Claire Wilson, Greta Fulmer, Ben Fowler, Melle Ponder, Cameron Kendrick, Jolene West, Ansleigh Estes, Gabriel Gilstrap, Christian Crank, Hannah Copeland, Ross Dochterman, Mary Ashton Garrett, Aniyah Horne, Halen Lawing, Garrett Ponder, Erin Miller, Grayson Fulmer, Thomazia Littlejohn, Macy Petty, Eliza Petty, Mary Kathryn James, Vivian Bruce, Kayleigh Miller, Carmen Sliwa, Thomas Smith, Katie Wagner, and Jennifer Turner.
Also performing were Reid Barnado and Reagan Barnado, students of Union Music Club President and Grace United Methodist Church Organist and Choirmaster Tommy Bishop.
Three former students of Smith’s also performed during the recital including Miss USC Union Lauren Mullis who Smith said played the music she did during the talent portion of the Miss USC Union Pageant; Maisie Fisher who is attending Presbyterian College; and Ryan West who is attending Charleston Southern University.
Each year, Smith’s students present three recitals. The next will be the Fall Recital which Smith said will be held sometime in October or November. This will be followed by the Christmas Recital in December.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.