West Virginia University horn professor Virginia Thompson has recorded a collection of dramatic compositions that were written for herthree of which feature WVU music professor James Miltenberger on piano.

Colors: Music for Horn(Mark Masters, 7654-MCD) was released in July and includes works by WVU professors emeritus Gerald Lefkoff and Gilbert Trythall and WVU alumni Gabriel Stockhausen and Jianjun He, as well as a prize-winning work by University of New Hampshire professor Andrew Boysen Jr., who is a former student of Thompsons.

The CD was recorded in the Bloch Learning and Performance Center of the Creative Arts Center by WVU recording engineer Mark Benincosa and is available from Amazon.com. Members of the WVU community may purchase it directly from Thompson for a special rate.

Thompson, professor of music at WVU , is an active soloist, recitalist and clinician with a special interest in performing, commissioning, reviewing and promoting new music. She has performed or presented throughout the United States and in Austria, Canada, China, Finland, Germany, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, South Africa and Switzerland. She performs regularly with the WVU faculty Laureate Wind Quintet and has occasionally played with symphony orchestras in the region, including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

She is a former president of the International Horn Society and has performed on many IHS symposium programs. Before coming to WVU , she taught at Coe, Cornell and Grinnell colleges and the University of Iowa and held positions in several metropolitan orchestras.

For more information, contact the College of Creative Arts at 304-293-4841 ext. 3108 or Thompson at 304-293-4841 ext. 3165 or ” Virginia.Thompson@mail.wvu.edu rel=nofollow> Virginia.Thompson@mail.wvu.edu .