CONTACT:  Nicole Smith, Public Relations Manager
Concord University Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312



ATHENS, WV – Concord University music faculty, Dr. Jacob Womack and Jordan Stadvec, will present a voice recital celebrating Women’s History Month on Tuesday, March 12 at 7 PM in the Alexander Fine Arts Center’s Anderson Family Theatre.

The program will feature a variety of musical styles from classical to blues to funk and all points in-between. Each song selection is composed by a woman composer or inspired by an important woman. The first portion of the program will feature Libby Larsen’s “Try Me Good King”, a set of five songs drawn from the final letters and gallows speeches of the first five queens of Henry VIII. Next in the program is Evan Mack’s “Preach Sister Preach” which is a setting of quotes by famous women such as Ellen DeGeneres, Tina Fey, and more. Finally, they will be performing Lili Boulanger’s “Clairières dan le ciel,” a collection of songs by the first woman to win the Prix de Rome scholarship. This prestigious award established in 1663 by the Académie Royale for painters and sculptors to study in Rome, was expanded to include musical composition in 1803.

Jordan Stadvec is the Choir Director at Concord University. A native of Princeton, Ms. Stadvec was a graduate of Concord University in 2012. From Concord, she went on to earn both her Master’s Degree and Artist Diploma from the highly esteemed University of Cincinnati: College-Conservatory of Music. She has participated in many Young Artist Programs, competitions, and concerts and played a great variety of roles in productions. She has directed several ensembles, taught both voice and piano, and has experience as a collaborative pianist.

Dr. Womack is the Marsh Endowed Associate Professor of Music and Chair of the Department of Fine Arts and Communication at Concord University. He holds degrees in piano performance and pedagogy from WVU and Penn State Universities. Womack has received several teaching and leadership awards including the 2021 WVMTA’s Distinguished Leader of the Year Award, 2020 Concord University Presidential Excellence Award, and the 2019 WVMTA’s Teacher of the Year Award. Furthermore, he was a prize winner in the WV Intersection of Jazz and Classical Piano Festival in both the jazz and classical competitions.

Ms. Stadvec and Dr. Womack recently collaborated in a performance at the Granada Theater in Bluefield, WV for the West Virginia Department of Fine Arts, Culture, and History, curated by Randall Reid-Smith.

The general public is invited to join the Concord University community in attending this recital at no charge. For more information, contact Dr. Jacob Womack at 304-384-5306.

Jordan Stadvec and Jacob Womack


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The bell tower at Concord University