Shepherd School students to perform at Kennedy Center March 31

Four students representing Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music will perform in concert at 6 p.m. March 31 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Their performance is part of The Conservatory Project, a Kennedy Center program showcasing the best young musical talent from the nation’s leading conservatories, colleges and universities.

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The concert will include performances by Michael Marks, double bass, and Susan Kang, flute, with pianist Yvonne Chen accompanying both; and Artem Kuznetsov, solo piano.

In addition to showcasing Shepherd School students, the performance will also feature student musicians from the Eastman School of Music.

The Shepherd School has been invited to perform as part of The Conservatory Project more than a dozen times since the program launched in 2004 and was one of only eight schools initially chosen for the program when it began.

Kennedy Center Shepherd School performers. Submitted photo.

From left to right: Yvonne Chen, piano; Susan Kang, flute; Artem Kuznetsov, piano and Michael Marks, double bass. Submitted photo.

Free general admission tickets will be distributed in the States Gallery (inside the Kennedy Center, located at 2700 F St. NW in Washington, D.C.) beginning at approximately 5 p.m. on the day of the concert. There is a limit of two tickets per person. More details on the performance are available online at

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