The love of music brought a Morehead State music professor to the stage.

A solo recital held by visiting assistant professor of flute Ellen Mosely, accompanied by piano instructor Nathan Stites, performed four songs with an overarching theme of musical passion.

“The theme of this concert I put together is pieces that I think represent a love for music and triumph over difficult situations,” said Mosley, who performed on alto flute.

The recital and its program were curated by Mosely, who volunteered in September to perform on her own accord.

“My students had asked me if I was going to perform a recital this semester,” said Mosely. “I thought I probably would like to so we threw that together.”

Moseley chose to perform with Stites, who contributed three songs during the program.

“This is my second semester here,” said Stites, a collaborative pianist. “So, it was nice to be asked to play a faculty recital with a colleague.”

As traditional performances return, Stites said he was excited to get back into playing with a live-audience.

“I think it’s always a lot more fun to have an audience present,” said Stites, who performed in Duncan Recital Hall. “You don’t feel like you’re playing to yourself or to a virtual audience.”

Future performances are scheduled throughout November and December including senior recitals, Jazz Ensemble concerts and the Concert Choir Christmas Concert.