April 25, 2003
VITERBO UNIVERSITY TO HOST RISING STAR
LA CROSSE, Wis.—The Viterbo University music department will host pianist Titus Vettrus in a Guest Artist Recital on Sunday, May 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.
The program includes solo piano works by Bach, Haydn, Schumann, Schoenberg, and Rachmaninoff.
A senior at the prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, Vettrus was the winner of the 2002 La Crosse Symphony Orchestra Rising Stars Concerto Competition. He earned top honors at both the state and regional levels of the Music Teachers National Association Piano Competition, and has received grants for research and study from the Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth, the Cecilian Society of Duluth, and the Schubert Club.
He has also participated in music festivals at the Eastman School, Oberlin College, the Taubman Institute, and Arts Week in Madison, where he received a special Merit Award.
The event is free and open to the public.