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.
Herbert Johnson is professor of Piano and Director of Keyboard Activities at Bethel University. He received a Doctor of Musical Arts from the Manhattan School of Music and a Master of Music from the Conservatory of Music at the University of Missouri in Kansas City. Herb performs in chamber and solo recitals at colleges and churches throughout the Twin Cities. He is a member of the Minnesota Music Teachers Association and the Music Teacher's National Association. He gives repertoire clinics for the Minneapolis Teachers Forum, Saint Paul Music Teachers Association, and the Saint Cloud Music Teachers Association. Herb also adjudicates for state competitions and festivals. He has taught masterclasses for the Rochester Area Keyboard Club and the Wirth Center for the Performing Arts.
Cellist Hocheol Shin began his early musical training at age four, and continued his studies at the prestigious Yewon Middle and Seoul Arts High Schools. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from Korea National University of Arts, and holds a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music as a full scholarship recipient. Mr. Shin was appointed principal cello of the Manhattan Symphony, Manhattan Opera Orchestras, and the Manhattan Cello Ensemble.
Mr. Shin has been awarded top prizes at the Joong Ang National, Busan Music Competition, Strad Competitions, and Busan’s Metropolitan Mayor award.
He has performed as concerto soloist with the KBS (Korea Broadcasting System) Symphony Orchestra, Busan Philharmonic Orchestra, Gangnam Symphony Orchestra and Hyup String Chamber Orchestra.
Hocheol has been featured in many summer music festivals including Music Academy of the West, Great Mountain Music Festival & School, Ishikawa Music Academy, and the Kronberg Cello Academy.Mr. Shin has worked with renowned cellists Myungwha Chung, Hans Jørgen Jensen, Edward Aron, Aldo Parisot, Ole Akahosi, and Peter Bruns.
Pianist Jinsung (Winston) Kim is a recipient of numerous awards and scholarships. His recent prizes including the first prizes at the Young Artist Series CFMTA Western Tour Competition, Women’s Musical Club of Winnipeg Scholarship Competition, the Western Financial Group Insurance Tudor Bowl, and the Kaye and G.R. Rowe scholarship at the Brandon Festival of the Arts, where he was twice named top performer in at the BFA’s Encore concerts. He was also a finalist and prize-winner of the National Music Festival and National Finals of the Canadian Music Competitions, and recipient of the best performance award from the AMAF provincial festival. An active adjudicator, Jinsung has been invited as a juror for the Winnipeg Tauber Music Festival, Kramer School Piano Competition, Kramer School Concerto competition, and Prairie Spirit School Music Division Competition. He is currently pursuing doctoral studies at the University of Minnesota under the tutelage of Dr. Kyung Kim.
Jinsung has been a full scholarship participant in the National Arts Center Young Artist Program (directed by Pinchas Zukerman), Bowdoin, Ambassador Concert Series in St. Petersburg College and University of South Florida, Rebecca Penney’s Piano Festival, Minnesota International Piano Camp, and the Tuckamore Music Festival.
Dr. Marion Judish is Professor of Violin and Viola at St. Cloud State University, and has held this position for twenty-eight years. She received her Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree from the University of Minnesota, and studied chamber music performance at the Juilliard School of Music. An avid performer, Marion has performed on Minnesota Public Radio, and in recitals throughout Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Ohio, Wisconsin, Colorado, Wyoming, Chicago, and New York City. She has also concertized in Sweden, Germany, France and the U.K. She has appeared as soloist with several orchestras, including the Denver Symphony, the St. Cloud Symphony, Northwest Symphony and Amadeus Chamber Symphony. Marion is concertmaster for the Wayzata Symphony, Amadeus Chamber Players, and the St. Cloud Symphony. Judish holds the record of receiving three consecutive W. Fiske Scholarship awards at the University of Colorado during her undergraduate studies. This was the most prestigious award to be given.
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.