On Sunday, February 19, 2017, Miss Kyana Waters gave her senior recital in partial completion of the requirements for her Minor in Music. The repertoire consisted of classical and contemporary selections including Mozart and Debussy, as well as a duet arrangement of Scott Joplin’s “Maple Leaf Rag,” featuring Miss Jesénia Jackson (c/o 2018). For the second half of the program, Miss Waters, in celebration of her Major, International Studies (Latin American Studies concentration) and her love for international travel, featured four composers of Hispanic origin from countries she visited and lived in: Ernesto Lecuona (Cuban), Manuel Ponce (Mexican), Enrique Granados (Spanish), Tania León (Cuban-American). Miss Waters, invited her audience to travel with her to each of these places through her music and a special presentation of photos from her travels.
The afternoon was well attended with representatives of the Music Department, International Studies Department, Spanish Department, Honors Program, Spelman College Glee Club, and Phi Beta Delta International Honors Society, in addition to other faculty, staff, students and their families that were able to make it out during the last day of Spelman’s annual Family Weekend.
Kyana with her Grandmother and Mother