||Collaborative artist Mary Au
is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music and the University of
Southern California. Heralded as one of the "Outstanding Young
Women of America", Ms. Au’s artistry and musicianship
have left a lasting impression on esteemed artists Gutman, Starker,
Isserlis, Rostropovich, Smith, Lhevinne, Ricci, Chung and Ameling.
Her collaboration with many renowned artists, including appearances
in Columbia Artists Management Community Concerts and her recordings
with cellist Ruslan Biryukov have been enthusiastically received.
Courted by Chinese officials, Ms. Au performed in the IFEA Award
winning Nanning International Arts Festival in China. As a former
executive of the GRAMMY Awards, Mary Au continues to dedicate herself
to crossing cultural boundaries and sharing her music with audiences
||Hailed as a strong violinist by The New
York Times, Jorge Ávila has won attention
as an outstanding violinist through numerous appearances as a soloist,
recitalist, concertmaster, and chamber musician. A recipient of
numerous awards and honors, Jorge was awarded first prize at the
2001 Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation International Music Competition.
He also received his resident status in the United States under
the "extraordinary talent" category and became a US Citizen
in 2003. Jorge has appeared as concertmaster with numerous groups,
including The Stamford Symphony,Westfield Symphony, Greenwich Symphony,
Philharmonia Virtuosi, St. Patrick's Cathedral Orchestra, Long Island
Masterworks and Tanglewood Music Center. He has recorded for the
Arabesque, TBM, and Delos International labels and has also performed
live on both television and radio. Last season's highlights included
recitals in NYC, Minneapolis, Costa Rica, and a performance of the
Brahms Violin Concerto with the Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orchestra.
In April, Jorge will appear as concertmaster for His Holiness, Pope
Benedict XVI, at a televised Mass to be held at Yankee Stadium.
||Sister Donna Marie Beck,
Ph.D., is Director and Professor of Music Therapy, Duquesne University.
She received her field's highest honor, the Life Time Achievement
Award of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) and is also
the recipient of the prestigious "Cambridge Who's Who as Music
Education Professional of the Year". Donna Marie has served
as member of the AMTA's Executive Advisory Board and National Affiliate
Relations Committee. She currently serves as the Archivist for the
Mid-Atlantic Music Therapy Region(MAR). Donna Marie is a frequent
presenter at national at regional conferences of music therapy.
She was an international presenter at the Fifth European Music Therapy
Conference in Naples Italyin 2001 and in September 2008, Donna Marie
will be presenting at the "International Encounters In Clinical
Music Therapy in Piedmont, Italy.
is a musician, industry leader and author who toured with the rock
band “The General Store” in the southern US in the late
1960’s. In addition to being the owner of the Steinway Piano
Gallery, Naples Florida, Greg is the author of the Piano Retailer
Code of Ethics and the founder of the Steinway Piano Society, a
philanthropic organization that has awarded over $100K in Scholarship
Prizes and provides pianos and lessons to economically disadvantaged
children at no cost to their parents. He was elected to the National
Association of Music Merchants Board of Directors in 1993. NAMM
is an association of over 9000 musical instrument manufacturers,
merchants and dealers. Author of numerous articles and letters published
in Music, Inc. and Music Trades magazines, Greg plays bass and keyboard
with local contemporary Christian rock bands. Mr. Billings will
take part in the panel discussion "Succeeding in Music".
||Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation International
Competition winner Ruslan Biryukov is recognized
not only by his awards, but also by a worldwide audience. Known
for his "superb artistry, passion and individuality",
he collaborated with Midori, Kirill Rodin, Mstislav Rostropovich
and Seiji Ozawa in venues such as Los Angeles Disney Hall, Reneé
and Henry Segerstrom Hall and Big Hall of Moscow Conservatory in
over twenty countries on three continents. A master teacher, Biryukov
has taught at Ippolitov-Ivanov State Institute of Music, Music Academy
in Croatia, Moscow Conservatory and music festivals in Europe, Russia
and the United States. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, Ruslan is a graduate
of Baku Music Academy, Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory, and USC
Thornton School of Music. www.celloart.com
Boston Alumni’s Helen
is a poet and playwright living in Massachusetts and Florida. Her
play “Papa’s House,” depicting a day at the Samuel
Clemens’ home, won the Loren Taylor Memorial Contest. Her
poetry has been published in “The Triangle” of Mu Phi
Pianist Keiko Sekino is assistant professor of
piano at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina
and enjoys an active career as a solo recitalist and chamber musician
in the United States and abroad. She has recently performed at Carnegie
Weill Recital Hall, Bennett-Gordon Hall at Ravinia Park and Palacio
de Festivales de Cantabria in Santander, Spain and has participated
in festivals at Ravinia, Norfolk, Yellow Barn and Four Seasons in
USA and Europe. Ms. Sekino received the Marian Bowker Davidson Accompanying
Award, the Bernstein-Crosman Scholarship, the Weiler-Frame award
and a summer scholarship from the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation. Keiko
completed her D.M.A. degree at Peabody Conservatory and holds additional
degrees from Yale University in economics and music.
Yoko Nakatani received her Bachelor of Arts degree
from Osaka College of Music in Japan; her Masters Degree is from
the University of Oregon and completed her Ph.D. in Composition
and Theory at Brandeis University. She has won numerous honors and
awards including the Mu Phi Epsilon Original Composition Award.
Tomoko Isshiki obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree
from Tokyo’s Meiji University, a Master of Music degree from
the University of Oregon in piano pedagogy and piano performance,
and a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from the
University of Houston. She has received numerous awards and scholarships
and performed throughout the United States and Japan. As a soloist,
she has appeared with the Houston Civic Symphony, the Moores Chamber
Orchestra, and the University of Oregon Symphony. As a chamber musician,
she was a prize-winner in the Carmel Chamber Music Competition,
was finalist in the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition. Also a
noted scholar, she has given lecture recitals on the music of Toru
Takemitsu at both the National Conference and the Northeast Conference
of the College Music Society, at the Music of Japan Today Festival,
and at the University of Maryland. Tomoko presented a New York solo
debut recital at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in 2006.
Judith Balo Goff received her B. Mus. Ed. degree
from West Texas A&M University. Her Masters degree in vocal
performance was completed at the University of Southern Mississippi.
She studied for two summers with Tito Gobbi at the Villa Schifanoia
in Florence, Italy and for a year with Maestro Luigi Ricci, in Rome.
Winner of several competitions, including the Mu Phi Epsilon International
Competition, she toured as a recital and concert artist. A Certified
Master Teacher with Estill Voice Training Systems, she has provided
translation and teaching assistance for workshops in Milan, Italy
and in Denmark. Judith maintains an active voice studio in her home
in Natick, Massachusetts.
||Grammy Award winning American soprano Christine
Brewer is a favorite of the opera stage as well as a sought-after
recording artist. Her 2007-8 season includes the season opening
recital for London's Wigmore Hall, her debut at the Lyric Opera
of Chicago as Dyer's Wife in Strauss's Die Frau ohne Schatten,
a role she will repeat in her debut at the Paris Opera; and performances
of Mahler's Symphony No. 8 with the Philadelphia Orchestra
in Philadelphia and on tour to Carnegie Hall. Other concert performances
include Wagner excerpts at the Gewandhaus Leipzig; Wesendonk
Lieder at the Dresden Staatskapelle; Four Last Songs
with the Toulouse Orchestra; Verdi's Requiem in Florence
and Gorecki's Symphony No. 3 with the Atlanta Symphony
Orchestra. She will record the Gorecki with the ASO for Telarc.
She returns to her home town to join the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
and David Robertson for concert performances of Fidelio.
||The Brown/England Piano Duo
is one of the finest two piano teams on the musical scene today.
“A piano duo that is distinguished by its professional competence
and poise”… New York Concert Review. Pianists Lenora
Brown and Gaye England were first place gold medal winners of the
prestigious New England International Chamber Music Ensemble competition
in 2006. This award winning piano duo subsequently performed at
Carnegie Hall and received enthusiastic accolades in Boston and
New York. Recently, Steinway artists Brown and England were the
only artists from the United States to be selected as winners of
the 2008 Web Concert Hall International Competition.
Battell Professor of the Theory of Music, Yale University, Emeritus;
Visiting Music Professor, Harvard University; Fellow, Academy of
Arts&Sciences will present a lecture and performance of the
music of Cole Porter. His recent publications include Listening
to Classic American Popular Songs, Cole Porter, His Life
and Music, and a CD entitled Songs of Yesterday for Today.
Dr. Forte will be joined by soprano Beverly Hoch.
The Allen Forte Archive at the Univ. of North Texas
has appeared as a recording artist on Radiodiffusion-television
française in Paris, on Radio Warsaw, on Television O Globo,
Rio-de-Janeiro, Radio Television Buenos Aires, and NBC Television,
New York. She has presented solo piano recitals and has performed
as a soloist with orchestras in France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland,
Belgium, Poland, Estonia, Hungary, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Austria,
England, Norway, the United States, Canada, China, Japan, and South
Korea. Her recordings of the music of Ravel, Debussy, Messiaen,
Chopin, and Barber have attracted attention worldwide.
||Pianist Christopher Fry
was born in 1985 and raised in Jacksonville, FL. He began
his study of piano at age 3 with a local Suzuki Talent studio.
He continued his private lessons through attending and graduating
from Douglas Anderson High School of Performing Arts in
2002. There, he was awarded the school's Seal of Arts as
well as being inducted into the Tri-M Music Honor Society.
Immediately following his high school graduation, he began
gaining experience teaching elementary-level piano students.
Since 2002, Chris has continued to pursue teaching, and
is currently attending the University of North Florida where
he majors in classical piano with a focus on piano pedagogy.
He studies under local music professors Dr. Gary Smart and
Dr. Sandra Stewart. He plans to build his personal studio
with the knowledge he has gained. Chris is a new member
to Mu Phi Epsilon, having joined in April of 2008.
||Beverly Hoch, soprano,
a past winner of the Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition,
is now a member of the Foundation Board. She oversees the
yearly vocal scholarships and will coordinate the 2010 International
Competition. Ms Hoch is assistant professor of voice at
Texas Woman's University in Denton, TX. She is available
for masterclasses and recitals by arrangement with Matthew
Sprizzo. This August following convention Beverly Hoch
and her husband are traveling to Kimberley South Africa
to deliver musical instruments and inaugurate a Music Academy
in the village of Homevale, through the new project "Instruments
of Change", affiliated with Covenant Children, Inc.
To learn more please go to www.covenantchild.org.
Ms Hoch is on the board of directors of this charity dedicated
to relieve the suffering of AIDS orphans around the world.
||Founded in 1995 at Jacksonville
University with sixteen voices, the Jacksonville
Children's Chorus has grown to serve approximately
400 First Coast children. Its performance choir program
includes over 160 talented young singers ages seven through
eighteen. Participating children come from a diversity of
racial, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds, hail
from five counties in Northeast Florida and represent 75
schools. Approximately 25 percent of the members receive
scholarship support. Over the past 13 years, the Jacksonville
Children’s Chorus has evolved into a multi-faceted
community music program providing the social and cognitive
rewards of vocal music and choral participation to area
children. The Jacksonville Children's Chorus performs at
Carnegie Hall, New York City, June 29th as part of national
choral festival. Darren
Dailey, Artistic and Executive Director and Virginia
Dickert, Associate Conductor
is Vice President of Financial Services, North America,
for the Universal Music Group. He oversees Travel, Accounts
Payable Shared Services, Marketing and Recording Administration
for all North American Recording Labels and Operating Companies.
Mr. Jacobson is also an adjunct professor of management
for the undergraduate business school at the University
of Phoenix, Southern California. Mr. Jacobson began his
career at Universal Music Group in 1990 with MCA Records.
Prior to joining MCA, he was a professional Disc Jockey
for both WBWB-FM and WTTS-FM in Indianapolis, where he also
served as assistant music director. Mr. Jacobson received
his MBA and is currently pursuing a doctorate at Pepperdine
University. Prior to his career change to business, Mr.
Jacobson received a B.M. (Percussion Performance) from the
University of Maryland and an M.M. (Jazz Studies) from Indiana
University. Mr. Jacobson served two terms as President of
the Delta Delta Chapter (the chapter was voted the outstanding
collegiate chapter of the year both years of his term);
District Director of EC3, where two of his three chapters
won the outstanding collegiate chapter of the year and he
served on the IEB as Second Vice-President. Mr. Jacobson
joined the IEB as MOE first male IEB member since the fraternity
went co-ed in 1977 and was the youngest member to join the
IEB at 25 years old.
||Keynote speaker Dr. Frances Bartlett
Kinne is Chancellor Emeritus and Past President of Jacksonville
University. She earned her Doctor of Philosophy, cum laude degree
with a tri-major of Music, English Literature and Philosophy from
the University of Frankfurt, Germany. She has been awarded five
honorary doctorates for her outstanding work in education, music
and administration. She has received hundreds awards for her service
to education, community and philanthropical organizations.
coloratura soprano, 2nd place winner of the first Classical Singer
Competition sponsored by Classical Singer Magazine. Winner: The
National Opera Association Competition’s Legacy Award, professional
division, 2nd place in The Center for Contemporary Opera International
Competition; prize, a New York debut recital at Weill Recital
Hall of Carnegie Hall. A Friedrich Shorr Memorial Prize in Voice
winner and 3rd place in the Oratorio Society of New York competition.
During studies at the American Institute for Musical Studies,
she won the first place vote of the jury in the Meistersinger
Competition in Graz, Austria, and received the gold medallion
as the audience’s 1st place choice. She is a frequent soloist
with the Atlanta Symphony Chamber Chorus. Recently, Arietha sang
the role of Coretta Scott King in the new contemporary opera MLK
by composer Douglas Tappin. Arietha
Lockhart,classical singer - Arietha
McCallum, mezzo soprano, is an active member of the National
Association of Teachers of Singing, the Music Teacher’s
Association of California and Mu Phi Epsilon, serving as President
of the Mu Phi Epsilon Foundation. As a performer she specializes
in recitals, chamber music and contemporary scores. As a private
studio teacher she has developed several methods to spark her
students’ interest in and knowledge of the wide interpretive
possibilities any piece of musical literature offers. Her workshop
entitled “Do You Hear What I Hear” will use recordings
to illustrate a professional performance of repertoire that the
student also has studied. Comparing recordings and the live performance
offers the opportunity to discuss a wide range of style, period
authenticity, diction, tonal quality, interpretation and communication
issues. While geared to the Vocal Studio, the principles could
be used with any musical discipline. Handouts will focus on available
recordings for commonly taught repertoire.
||“Street Angel Diaries”
by Mary Lou Newmark combines original live and
recorded music, poetry, first hand accounts, dance, storytelling,
paintings by Robert M. Fisher, and photographs by Gary F. Clark
into an unique theatrical experience of homelessness awareness.
This video includes performance footage from the theatrical premiere
in Pasadena, California, produced by Zebulon Projects and directed
by Darin Anthony. Mary Lou Newmark is an electric violinist, composer
and poet and a member of the Los Angeles Alumni Chapter of Mu
Phi Epsilon. www.greenangelmusic.com/
||Opera Theatre of Saint Louis' Young
Artists Programs Erie Mills, renowned soprano
and OTSL English Diction Specialist and Allison
Felter, OTSL director of education. Learn the secrets
of success behind the internationally acclaimed Opera Theatre
of Saint Louis' young artist programs which identify, train
and advance America's best young singing talent through
the Gerdine Young Artists Program and the national award-winning
Artists-in-Training program for high school singers.
Theater of Saint Louis
Young Artists Program
Gonzalez and Ya-Ting Liou present
their Pangea Project, a reflection on music
and cultural identity, expressed through the performance
of works for piano by composers from Eastern and Western
Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Asia and
Oceania. Blas González is a doctoral candidate at
University of Missouri-Kansas City and holds degrees from
Ohio University and Conservatory of Music “Carlos
Lopez Buchardo” in Argentina. Ya-Ting Liou, Taiwanese
pianist, is a full-scholarship student in DMA piano performance
program at the Conservatory of Music of the University of
Missouri – Kansas City. Her performances include appearances
at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the State
of the Art at the State Department in Washington D.C., St.
Louis Artist Presentation Society, Yamaha Hall in New York,
and concert halls in Canada, New Zealand, Argentina, and
||Karen Madsen, pianist
and organist is former president of the Ann Arbor, Michigan Chapter.
She has taught private piano for more than 35 years.She and Anne
Ormand have enjoyed making music together for several years, both
as a duo and also in combination with other Mu Phis.
||Anne Ormand, a graduate
of the University of Michigan with a Bachelor's degree in music,
spent most of her professional life teaching high school Spanish.
Upon retirement she resumed her music activities on clarinet,
piano, and recorder, and joined the Mu Phi Epsilon Ann Arbor Alumni
Chapter, affiliated with the Gamma chapter at the University of
Michigan. Anne plays locally with the Ypsilanti Symphony, the
Ann Arbor and Dexter Community Bands, a Contra dance band, an
English Country Dance band, the Orion Wind Ensemble, and various
other musicians in chamber music groups. She is thrilled to participate
in Chamber Music weeks at Interlochen, Michigan, and in Italy
in Tuscany and on the islands of Procida and Ischia.
||Angelique A. Perretta,
soprano, is a Senior Voice Performance major at UNF. Ms. Perretta
most recently appeared as The Mother in UNF Opera Ensemble’s
productions of Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night
Visitors. She has also been seen as Dido and Second Witch in Henry
Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and is scheduled to perform the
title role in Puccini’s Suor Angelica with the UNF Opera
Ensemble in October of this year. Angelique has been involved
in theatre and music throughout Jacksonville since the age of
12. She has portrayed such roles as Helen O’Toole in Fred
Carmichael’s farce Exit the Body, and Piti-Sing in Gilbert
and Sullivan’s The Mikado. Her oratorio works include Rutter’s
Requiem, Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion, Mendelssohn’s
Elijah and Faure’s Requiem. Angelique is a student of Dr.
Krzysztof Biernacki. She has participated in Master classes with
renowned author and pedagogue Richard Miller of Oberlin Conservatory,
Opera Star Sherrill Milnes, as well as former Orlando Lyric Opera
Director Robert Swedberg.
||Opera singer, concert artist and teacher
Anne Elise Richie is known for her rich, mezzo-soprano
voice. A Metropolitan Opera District Winner, Ms. Richie has studied
and toured Italy, France and Germany. She has appeared in a variety
of productions including The Marriage of Figaro, The Magic
Flute, Pirates of Penzance and 1776. Ms. Richie
has performed with the Birmingham Symphony, Milwaukee Catholic
Symphony, the University of Chicago and Winston-Salem/ Piedmont
Triad Orchestras and performed four seasons with the New York
City Opera Chorus. Most recently Ms. Richie was Visiting Professor
of Voice at University of North Florida and Head of Vocal Studies
at Jacksonville's prestigious Douglas Anderson School of the Arts.
is a native of Detroit, Michigan. She received her Bachelor
of Music in vocal performance from Southern University and
Master of Music in vocal performance from Southeastern Louisiana
University. Her roles include Mozart’s Pamina and
Susanna; Verdi’s Gilda and her current favorite, Lucy,
from Menotti’s The Telephone. Tuesday has performed
in numerous oratorios and recitals around the Detroit Metro
area including performances with the Cathedral Chorus of
the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Vox Humana
Chamber Choir and with the Michigan Sinfonietta. She currently
maintains a private voice and piano studio and is an Adjunct
Professor at Wayne State University and Oakland Community
||Dr. Rebecca Sorley
holds the position of Associate Professor of Music at the
University of Indianapolis where she is Director of Educational
Outreach and teaches Piano, Class Piano, Collaborative Piano,
Piano Ensemble and Piano Pedagogy. In 2007, she performed
and was a masterclass clinician for the National Collegiate
Honors Conference in Denver, Colorado. Sorley presented
"Young Composers," a lecture-recital in which
she portrayed prodigies Mozart and Amy Beach, for the 2007
College Music Society national conference in Salt Lake City.
Dr. Sorley enjoys exploring piano repertoire of women composers
and recently performed lecture recitals in Northern California
and San Juan, Puerto Rico featuring music of Fanny Mendelssohn
and Judith Lang Zaimont. Rebecca has also given lecture
recitals of music of 20th century American women composers
at the Athena Conference at Murray State University and
at the College Music Society conference at Ball State University.
She has worked as an orchestral keyboardist with the Indianapolis
Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and
the Evansville Philharmonic. Dr. Sorley also serves as organist
at St. John's United Church of Christ in Indianapolis.
Verona has appeared as soloist with the Milwaukee
Symphony Orchestra, the Manhattan Contemporary Ensemble,
the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, and the Sheboygan Symphony
Orchestra. He has performed in recital in Bologna, Italy;
Salzburg, Austria; Holland and Germany, including the Artists
Recital Series in Sala Bossi at the Bologna Conservatory.
His performances throughout the United States have included
the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Donnell Library Series,
Steinway Hall, Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center,
St. Paul's Chapel- Trinity Church concert series, the Chopin
Society in Minneapolis, the Milwaukee Art Museum and at
Town Hall. For the past 9 years, Mr. Verona has performed
extensively for New York Alumni Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon
and was presented in recital as their Distinguished Artist
in 2003. Mr. Verona has been heard on radio and television
stations in Washington D.C., in New York City on WQXR, Chicago,
Milwaukee, Salt Lake City, as well as on the VARA radio
station in Amsterdam and RAI for Italian television and
radio in Italy and in the United States. Mr. Verona is a
scholar in Spanish music, particularly in his pioneering
work on the Iberia Suite of Isaac Albéniz, which
he will be recording in 2008.
||Dr. Robert W. Tudor serves as Director
of Music Theatre and Opera and chair of the Division of
Music at Jacksonville University. His multifaceted career
has included work as a performer, teacher, and administrator.
Rob has performed opera, musical theatre, cabaret, and concert
works throughout the United States. Roles have included
Papageno in The Magic Flute, The Lecturer in Dominick Argento’s
monodramatic opera A Waterbird Talk, Freddy in My Fair Lady,
and Murdoch in Titanic – A New Musical. Other productions
include Follies, Iolanthe, The Fantastics, and Gianni Schicchi.
Concert works include the Requiems of Fauré and Duruflé,
Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, Schubert's Mass in G, Saint-Saens’s
Christmas Oratorio. Rob received a Doctorate in Musical
Arts in Voice Performance from the University of Maryland,
College Park, Master of Music from the University of Miami,
and a Bachelor of Music degree from Stetson University.
Awards include a 2003 Individual Artist Award from the Maryland
State Arts Council, and 2004 Artist of the Year from Opera
Theatre of Northern Virginia. Dr. Tudor brings his expertise
as an arts administrator to the "Succeeding in Muic"
panel at the convention.
Voshell is a native of Jacksonville, FL. She has
a Master of Music degree in Flute Performance from the Peabody
Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University and
a Bachelors Degree in Flute Performance from Jacksonville
University. She is a freelance musician in the Jacksonville
and South Georgia areas and maintains a private home studio.
She is currently an Adjunct Professor of Music and Humanities
at Florida Community College at Jacksonville and Adjunct
Professor of Flute at Jacksonville University. She is the
founder and member of the Arioso Flute Quartet which made
its debut in 2005. Her most recent collaboration has been
with pianist, Elizabeth Kiebler.
|| Pianist Lei Weng has
performed throughout North America and Asia in such prestigious
venues as Carnegie Hall, Steinway Hall in New York, the Phillips
Collections in Washington D.C., Meany Hall in Seattle, Ozawa Hall
in Tanglewood, Washington National Library in Chicago, Beijing
Music Hall, Banff Center in Canada. He has performed as a soloist
with orchestras of Cincinnati, Seattle, Indiana, Fort Worth, Shreveport,
as well as China National Symphony and Chorus, Beijing Symphony
and Tianjin Symphony. Mr. Weng has collaborated with such world-renowned
musicians as James Levine, Emanuel Ax, Cho-liang Lin, Down Upshaw,
Phyllis Curtin, and members from the symphony orchestras of Boston,
Cincinnati, Seattle, Sydney, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Denver and
Indianapolis. Mr. Weng is an Assistant Professor of Piano Performance
at the University of Northern Colorado, where he teaches talented
students from the US, Asia and Europe. www.arts.unco.edu/pva/faculty/bios/weng.html
||"I've got rhythm, I've
got music, I've got Mu Phi, who could ask for anything more?"
Pianist Signe Zale will present a workshop exploring
the use of rhythm in Aaron Copland's Piano Variations.
The presentation will include a performance of this important
American 20th century composition for solo piano. A graduate of
the Eastman School of Music with degrees in performance and pedagogy,
Signe is a long-time adjudicator for the National Guild of Piano
Teachers. She is a member of the Rochester Alumni and EGL1 District