Annual Music Faculty Recital Scheduled

Thursday, January 31, 2019
violin on a piano

Raritan Valley Community College’s Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) Department will present the annual Music Faculty Recital, Sunday, February 24, at 3 p.m., in the Welpe Theatre at the College’s Branchburg campus. The program will be coordinated by John Sichel, Associate Professor of Music.

Featured music faculty will include Steve Hudson, piano (New York City); John Loehrke, bass (New York City); John Sichel, piano (Mountainside); Michael Eckhart, guitar (Hillsborough); Margaret Nelson, piano (Belle Mead); and Eldad Tarmu, vibraphone (Union City). Guest artists will include RVCC English Professor Michelle Brazier, violin (Bound Brook); and flutists Jenny Cline (Westfield) and Karen Bogardus (New York City).

The program will include solo, accompanied and ensemble pieces, spanning a wonderful variety of musical styles, traditions and repertory. Original compositions and arrangements also will be featured.

General admission tickets cost $12 each, $8 for students and seniors. For advance ticket reservations, contact the RVCC Theatre Box Office at 908-725-3420. For additional information, contact the VAPA office at 908-218-8876 or John Sichel at 908-526-1200, ext. 8813.

Ranked by,, and as the #1 community college in New Jersey, Raritan Valley Community College has been serving as an academic and cultural center for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents for 50 years. The College has been nationally recognized for its service to the community, environmental stewardship, and commitment to diversity. It is home to a Planetarium, Science Education Institute and 3M Observatory; a 1,000-seat Theatre offering professional performances for all ages; and an Honors College for high achieving students.

The College offers more than 90 associate degrees and certificates, as well as career training, small business assistance through the Small Business Development Center, professional development, and adult and youth personal enrichment courses. RVCC is located at 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ. For further information, visit



January 31, 2019

PR #86