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Pre-concert reception at 10:00 am
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Luana Blake Mitchell is currently Director of Choirs at Arlington Hills UMC in Maplewood and a teacher at Childrens Yamaha Music School. Previously, she was on the Voice faculty at North Hennepin Community College for 17 years as well as maintaining a large private studio. She has served Thursday Musical as Chair of the Student Section two times. She is a graduate of Millikin University and University of Illinois.
Mary Goetz is an active soloist and collaborative pianist in the Twin Cities area. A native of Wisconsin, she received her performance degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the New England Conservatory of Music. In addition to performing she teaches piano in her studio in St. Paul and is on faculty at the K&S Conservatory in Woodbury and the Minnesota Valley Conservatory of Music in Burnsville.
David Holmes, cello and Marianne Bryan, piano
David Holmes grew up in Texas, but has lived in Minneapolis since 1993. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Houston and a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Kansas (1993). A Suzuki teacher for 25 years, David has been a guest clinician at over 50 Suzuki institutes across the country and has presented at the Suzuki National Conference twice. He was awarded the Master Studio Teacher Award in 2014 from the Minnesota String and Orchestra Teachers Association (MNSOTA). As a columnist for the award-winning MNSOTA Journal for the past 10 years, David has published numerous articles on cello pedagogy. He also has been published in the American String Teacher’s Association (ASTA) journal and the Wisconsin Cello Society Newsletter. David taught at the Augsburg College Suzuki Talent Education Program from 1994-2014 and is currently teaching at the North Star Cello Academy. David is cellist in the Northern Lights String Quartet, is an artist member of Thursday Musical, has been principal cellist of the Minnetonka and Bloomington Symphonies, and has performed with the Minnesota Opera Orchestra.
Marianne Bryan earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Minnesota. She served as President of Minnesota Music Teachers Association and also on the national board of Music Teachers National Association. Currently an independent piano teacher, her previous teaching experience includes 20 years at the University of St. Thomas. A frequent performer, Dr. Bryan has performed at the Ordway Theatre, Walker Arts Center, Northrop Auditorium, and Temple Israel as well as on the live radio broadcasts "Live from Landmark" in St. Paul and "Noontime at Hochstein" in New York.