Thursday Musical Artist Series
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Complimentary Coffee and Donuts at 10:00 am
Tickets $15, $10 (groups of 8+), $6 students, sold at the door, general seating
To be announced.
Jenna McBride-Harris, has enjoyed a varied freelance career performing and teaching in Ohio, Minnesota, and more recently as one of the horn faculty instructors at Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan. After earning her Bachelor of Music degree from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, McBride-Harris moved to Ohio where she earned her masters and doctoral degrees at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and The Ohio State University respectively. In Ohio, she held positions as second horn in the Canton and Kentucky Symphony Orchestras and enjoyed performing with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic, and West Virginia Symphony Orchestra among others. She was a founding member of two chamber ensembles; the Ohio River Brass Quintet, and JplaysH, a horn and harp duo. Jenna relocated to the Twin Cities in August of 2017 where she has enjoyed performing with the Minnesota Orchestra and Minnesota Opera, presented masterclasses all over the metro area, and has established a private teaching studio in St. Paul. McBride-Harris is also a founding member of two new Twin Cities based chamber ensembles, the North Star Winds and Minnesota’s premiere horn trio, SixtyThreeFeet.
Sofia Mycyk has appeared as soloist with the Hart House Orchestra in Toronto and has performed twice in the Lyell Gustin Recital Series in Saskatoon, as well as in solo recitals at the Dekker Centre in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, and for the Landowska Harpsichord Society in Chicago. In 2017, she performed many solo piano and collaborative recitals in Saskatoon, Minneapolis, and a faculty recital at the University of Minnesota. International performances include solo and chamber performances in Valencia, Spain, Vaison-la-Romaine and Aix-en-Provence in France, and at PianoFest in the Hamptons, New York. A Winter Creative Music Residency at the Banff Centre of the Arts and the Ritornello Chamber Music Festival have featured Sofia as a solo and chamber musician. She was appointed Music Director of the Saskatoon Opera's tour of The Brothers Grimm by Dean Burry in 2014, and was their répétiteur for the Saskatoon Opera's production of Madama Butterfly in the spring of 2015. In the fall of 2017 she commenced a doctoral program in Piano Performance at the University of Minnesota and holds a Teaching Assistantship in Collaborative Piano. Her advisors are Dr. Michael Kim and Dr. Timothy Lovelace.
Nancy Paddleford is Professor of Music at St. Olaf College. Her principal teachers of piano were György Sebök and Bernhard Weiser, and in chamber music, Joseph Gingold, Janos Starker and William Primrose. Active as solo and chamber recitalist in the United States, Europe, and Central America, Paddleford has performed in all major regions of the U.S. She has been a judge at numerous musical competitions, including the first international piano competition held within Central America.
Judith Ranheim is a professional freelance musician and private teacher in the Twin Cities area. An active volunteer in the arts, she serves on the boards of many arts organizations and has a special interest in educational programs. Presently she is the immediate Past President of the MN Orchestras Young Peoples Symphony Concert Association (YPSCA) and has also served on the Board of the Minnesota Orchestra. She was educated at Luther College and the University of Iowa. She has been given the Bravo Award from the Interlochen Center for the Arts (where she served as President of the Alumni Board) and the prestigious Carlo Sprat Award in recognition of meritorious achievement in the field of music from Luther College as well as their Distinguished Service Award. She has served on the Board and the Executive Committee of the National Flute Association and is a founding member and former President of the Upper Midwest Flute Association. She is proud to be a former President of Thursday Musical and is in the Fergus Falls High School Hall of Fame.
Dee Ann Crossley has degrees in piano, choral music education and music history from Cornell College and Smith College, with post graduate study in organ at Boston University and in Montreal. She taught piano at St Paul Academy and Summit School for many years, and recently retired from Augustana Lutheran Church in West St. Paul after 38 years as Co-Director of Music and Organist. Ms. Crossley is presently on the Board of Directors of the American Composers Forum and the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.