University Connections student to perform debut piano recital
July 15, 2016
Music Department, 657-2350
University Relations and Communications, 657-2266
MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — Benjamin Roberts, 14, will give his debut piano recital on Sunday, July 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Cisel Recital Hall on the Montana State University Billings campus.
Roberts is a sophomore at Billings West High School and a MSUB University Connections student studying under professor Dorothea Cromley. His father, Brent Roberts, is the MSUB Library director.
Roberts has competed on the piano in many local and state competitions. He placed second in the Music Teachers National Association State Competition last November and received the highest rating possible at the State Music Festival in the spring.
He is an active member of his church where he plays the organ. At West High School he plays the trumpet and is first chair in the Symphonic Band and Jazz Band. He is also active in sports, where he participates in cross country and baseball.
Roberts will perform works by Scarlatti, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Chopin and Liszt. The performance is open to the public and free of charge.