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
Jackson Brown, clarinet
Young Artist Scholarship Competition Winner 2019
Violinist Holly Ager is originally from Seattle, where she studied with Emanuel Zetlin, professor emeritus of the Curtis Institute.
She has a Bachelor of Music degree in violin performance from the University of Michigan, as a student of Paul Makaowitzky and Jacob Krachmalnick, and a Master of Music degree from Yale University, where she studied with Koichiro Harada and Szymon Goldberg. She was concertmaster of the Yale Philharmonia under the direction of Otto Werner Mueller, and studied chamber music with members of the Tokyo String Quartet.
Summer festivals include the Aspen Festival, where she was concertmaster of the conducting symposium orchestra, and the Grand Teton Music Festival, where she played both in the orchestra and performed chamber music for many seasons.
Ms. Ager has played regularly with several symphonies; Seattle Symphony, Atlanta Symphony and the Minnesota Orchestra She currently free-lances in the Twin Cities.
Ms. Ager plays on a violin made for her by Keisuke Hori in Chicago.
Salam Murtada is a native of Amman, Jordan. He was a semi-finalist in the Fourth Van Cliburn International Competition for Outstanding Amateurs in 2004, a semi-finalist in the Washington International Piano Artist Competition in 2006 and a prize winner in the Greensboro Music Academy National Piano Competition in 2000. He has been featured on WDAV 89.9 FM (Charlotte, NC), several newspapers in North Carolina, the Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Tribune, the London Times, HDTV and BBC Radio. His original compositions have recently been premiered in the US and Australia. He believes in the power of music to heal and build peace between people and nations. His piano instructors include John Ruggero of Raleigh NC, Christine Kefferstan of West Virginia University at Morgantown, Lita Guerra of the University of Texas at Austin, and Samia Ghannoum in Amman, Jordan. He has also coached with Walter Hautzig and Vanessa Cornett-Murtada. A professional civil and environmental engineer, Salam spends his days conducting hydrologic and hydraulic watershed and floodplain modeling for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Dr. Scotty Horey (B.A., M.M.A., D.M.A.) (USA) is a passionate and versatile percussionist, solo artist, and teacher based in the twin cities. He performs locally, nationally and internationally as a solo percussion artist, a percussionist for hire, and is a drums/percussion teacher of all levels: children, teen, college level, and adult students. He is currently Assistant Professor/Lecturer of Percussion at the University of Minnesota-Morris, Principal Percussionist of the Mankato Symphony Orchestra, and an active solo performer and clinician as a SABIAN endorsed artist and VIC FIRTH endorsed artist. His strongest passions in music and teaching include classical music, contemporary-classical music, jazz/fusion, solo marimba, mind/body ""holistic"" awareness, and cross cultural understanding, specifically with Latin American countries, where he has become prolific in recent years as a guest artist/teacher.