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.
Sofia Schutte, violin
Young Artist Scholarship Competition Winner 2018
Sofia's bio is coming soon!
Faith Farr is a founding member of the Minnesota Sinfonia and an active free-lance performer. Currently, she teaches cello exclusively in her home studio. In addition, she self-publishes Foundations for Music Reading, a string-based theory curriculum for violin, viola and cello. With Brian Wicklund, she co-authored The American Fiddle Method for Cello, published by Mel Bay. As long-time editor of MNSOTA’s String Notes magazine, she has won six consecutive national ASTA awards for Best State Newsletter.
Robin Helgen is in high demand in the Twin Cities area as a vocal artist and teacher. She is a graduate of Washington High School (Sioux Falls, SD), Bethel College (Arden Hills, MN), and the New England Conservatory of Music (Boston, MA). Her singing experience includes the church choirs of Central Lutheran and Hennepin Methodist in Minneapolis and House of Hope Presbyterian in St. Paul, as well as the Oregon Bach Festival, VocalEssence and the Minnesota Opera.
Mary Hunt is a freelance piano soloist and collaborative pianist specializing in both vocal and instrumental chamber music and accompanying. In addition to performing, she has taught piano privately, at Luther College, and at St. Joseph School of Music in St. Paul. She holds graduate degrees from Boston University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is also a consociate of the Sisters of St. Joseph, St. Paul Province, where she serves on the Justice Commission and on the Advisory Council for Sarah’s…an Oasis for Women.
Kristine West Denton has performed across the country, in Canada, and Germany as a soloist and collaborative pianist. She recently retired from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Previously, she taught at Grinnell College, Coe College and Fort Hays State University.
She was a frequent soloist with the Erie Philharmonic and played keyboards for the Erie Philharmonic, Erie Chamber Orchestra and the Bemus Bay Pops. She performed on live broadcasts from WKSU (Kent, OH), WCLV (Cleveland) and WQLN (Erie) in collaborative performances. She administered and performed in a free concert series at the Erie County Public Library and served on the Arts Council of Erie.
A concert review from the Badische Zeitung (Freiburg, Germany) called her “an excellent soloist and an intelligent and sensitive accompanist” while a recipient of a Collaborative Fulbright Grant.
She attended the vocal accompanying program at the Music Academy of the West and the vocal and instrumental programs of the Blossom Festival School, studying with Martin Katz, Warren Jones and Cleveland Orchestra members.
A native of Minnesota, Kristine received degrees from the University of Iowa (DMA), Kent State University, and Augsburg College (Mpls). Her principal teachers were Kenneth Amada, Margaret Baxtresser and Jim Johnson.