The Department of Music at Ashland University has released its spring 2016 schedule of events, which includes several instrumental and vocal recitals, choral and band concerts, opera scenes, Maplerock Jazz Festival and more.

The first event of the semester will be held 5 p.m. Jan. 24 featuring music education major Hannah Phillips of Plymouth, as she performs her senior trumpet recital. Accompanied by pianist Susan Gregg, Phillips’ concert program will include Sonata for Trumpet and Piano by Kent Kennan, George Gershwin’s “Someone to Watch Over Me” arranged by Joseph Turrin, and “Nightsongs” by Richard Peaslee. The concert is free and open to the public.

For more information about the music department and a full events schedule, visit the Web site at

Staff report