Home of Carolyn Britton
Pre-concert reception at 10:00 am
Reservations are required and can only be made by members.
To be announced...
Mary Dick graduated with a B.S. degree from the University of Minnesota where she studied with Dr. Roy Schuessler. For the past 50 plus years she has been actively involved in the area of Barbershop Harmony. Since retiring as the director of the award winning City of Lakes Sweet Adelines Chorus, a position held for 38 years, she continues to serve on the Regional music faculty and was awarded Emerita Status in the International Faculty Program. Mary studies with Marian Hoffman and maintains a private studio in her home.
Patricia Nortwen graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Minnesota with BA, BS, and MA degrees. She studied with Earl Rymer while at the University. A performing member of Thursday Musical, she has held a number of offices including President. She is also an active member of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Fraternity.
Barbara Kennedy has been employed as a church musician since sixth grade, piano teacher since 1981, and free-lance accompanist in South Bend, Duluth, and the Twin Cities. She currently teaches piano in her home studio in St Paul to students of every age. She holds a national certification (NCTM) through the Music Teachers National Association. She is also an active member of Minnesota Music Teachers Association and its local St Paul affiliate, having served on the board for nine years. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of St Catherine, where she studied with Mary Ann Hanley, herself a longtime performing member of Thursday Musical. She also studied with Paul Freed at the University of Minnesota. She is completing a Master of Arts in Music Education/Piano Pedagogy at the University of St Thomas, under the direction of Vanessa Cornett-Murtada.
Cellist Nickolai Kolarov graduated from the Bulgarian State Academy of Music-Sofia and received his master’s degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Kolarov earned his doctoral degree from the University of Minnesota where he studied with Tanya Remenikova, student of Mstislav Rostropovich. In 2003, Kolarov founded the Balkanicus Balkan, a new chamber music concert series based in the Twin Cities and is now the President of the Balkanicus Institute for Balkan Art, Culture and History. Kolarov has received awards from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council and American Composers Forum, and a University of St. Thomas Fine Arts and Humanities Grant.