Guest/Faculty Recital Takes Center Stage at UJ

Feb 27, 2024

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John Clodfelter and Dr. Melissa McCann prepare to perform free community concert.

JAMESTOWN, N.D.: The University of Jamestown Music Department is hosting a Guest/Faculty Recital on Thursday, February 29 at 7:30 p.m. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the Reiland Fine Arts Center lobby on UJ’s campus.

Guest performer Dr. Melissa McCann, soprano, will perform alongside UJ faculty member and pianist John Clodfelter, MM.

“We both love how different languages, cultures, and composers reflect this experience we call life,” said Clodfelter.

The program, which the pair performed this past January in Bismarck, will feature songs in Italian, German, French, Hungarian, Russian, and English. It covers the mid-19th century romantic period to 20th century jazz.

A headshot of John Clodfelter“I would say we chose each other because we are both passionate about the intersections between poetry and music,” said Clodfelter. “Personally, I hope this is just the first of many future concerts.”

Clodfelter, who has trained throughout the United States and Austria, is an assistant professor of piano and piano-arts at the University of Jamestown. He teaches both piano and music history.A headshot of Dr. Melissa McCann

McCann is a Coloratura Soprano, meaning she is the highest and sometimes fastest of all singer types, with training throughout the U.S. and Italy. She is an Assistant Professor of Music at University of Mary in Bismarck.


More information on the performance can be found at

About University of Jamestown

University of Jamestown is ranked as a “Best Regional University” in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report. Established as Jamestown College in 1883, UJ is a private, Christian, liberal arts university granting Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees as well as master’s degrees in Business, Education, Leadership, and Clinical Counseling. Doctoral degrees are available in Physical Therapy and Clinical Research. The University of Jamestown Accelerated, UJ’s online division, is based in Phoenix and delivers intensive upskilling opportunities to learners in various settings. For more information, please visit

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