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Eric Thiman (1900-1975)
I Love All Things
Clara Edwards (1880-1974)
Into the Night
Gladys Rich (1893-1972)
John Duke (1899-1984)
Loveliest of Trees
The Last Word of a Bluebird
Luana Blake Mitchell, soprano
Inese Krievans, piano
Aleksandr Skryabin (1871-1915)
Selected Etudes, Op. 8
No. 1: Allegro
No. 2: A capriccio, con forza
No. 8: Lento
No. 10: Allegro
No. 11: Andante cantabile
Sonata No. 4, Op. 30
II. Prestissimo volando
Mary Goetz, piano
Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)
Sonata No. 4 for Piano and Cello, Op. 102, No. 1
David Holmes, cello
Marianne Bryan, piano
Luana Blake Mitchell is newly retired from being the Director of Choirs at Arlington Hills UMC in Maplewood and a teacher at Children's 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.
Inese Krievans studied at the University of Minnesota earning a BA in Piano Performance and at the Jazepa Vitola Music Conservatory in Riga, Latvia. She is an active member and officer of the Minnesota Music Teachers Association and Minneapolis Music Forum. Currently an Instructor at Children’s Yamaha Music School in Roseville, she also maintains a private studio.
Mary Goetz hails from Appleton, Wisconsin. She received performance degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she was a student of Howard Karp, and the New England Conservatory of Music, where she studied piano with Patricia Zander and collaborative piano with Margo Garrett. She performs frequently around the Twin Cities as a soloist as well as in collaboration with several other Twin Cities artists, and teaches piano at the K&S Conservatory in Woodbury, the Cyprus School for Music and the Arts in Burnsville, and at her home studio in St. Paul. She is a performing member of Thursday Musical, serves as Program Director for MMTA’s Music Bridges program, and is the South Metro Minneapolis Chair for the National Guild of Piano Teachers.
David Holmes, cello and Marianne Bryan, piano
Dr. 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 over 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. As a columnist for the award-winning MNSOTA Journal for the past 10 years, David has published numerous articles on cello teaching. He also has been published in the American String Teacher’s Association (ASTA) journal. He was awarded the Master Studio Teacher Award in 2014 from the Minnesota String and Orchestra Teachers Association (MNSOTA). David taught at the Augsburg College Suzuki Talent Education Program from 1994-2014. He currently teaches at the North Star Cello Academy in the twin cities. 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.
Dr. Marianne Bryan, Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM), is past president of the Minnesota Music Teachers Association. She earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Minnesota where she studied with internationally known pianist Margo Garrett and a Master of Music degree in piano performance with highest honors from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She served on the national board of Music Teachers National Association as the Director of the West Central Division. A frequent performer both as soloist and collaborative artist, Dr. Bryan has performed at the Ordway Theatre, Walker Arts Center, Sundin Hall, Northrop Auditorium, Bloomington Arts Center, Temple Israel and the Cathedral of St. Mark as well as on the live radio broadcasts "Live from Landmark" in St. Paul and "Noontime at Hochstein" in New York. With a strong commitment to the works of living composers, she premiered works by Minnesota composers Carol Barnett, William Banfield, Nora Stanton Gibson and Victoria Sabo.
Her articles on pedagogical topics have been published in the American Music Teacher (AMT) and in Keyboard Companion magazines. Dr. Bryan served on the Editorial Board of the AMT.
With a deep love of the nobility of teaching and with a strong commitment to the continuing education of piano teachers, Dr. Bryan has mentored 40 teachers toward becoming nationally certified (NCTM). Dr. Bryan is the current National Chair of Teacher Certification for Music Teachers National Association.