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.
Bob Adney -- music educator, percussionist and timpanist, has been a teaching artist at MacPhail Center for Music, since 1976. His students range in age from 8 to adult. He has played with virtually every musical organization in the area, and has a discography of over 22 CDs performing with the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Minnesota Orchestra. He has been playing with the South Dakota Symphony for 11 years and was appointed to the Principal Timpani Chair, Fall 2013. During the summers he is the timpanist for the Minneapolis Pops Orchestra. In addition he is a founding member of the Minnesota Percussion Trio (1987). Bob is the author of several self-published instructional books for percussion as well as a handful of arrangements and original compositions for percussion ensemble. On the administrative side, he coordinates MacPhails School Clinic Program, Musical Passport Program, All-State Video Online Tutorials as well as the MacPhail Online School Partnership program. He is co-owner of marimbarental.com and author of www.vintagemarimbamusic.com and www.bobadneystudio.com
Dragan Stojkovic is a native of Belgrade, Serbia, where he received a bachelor of Music degree at the Music Academy. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts and a Master degrees in violin performance from the University of Minnesota. Dragan has been a violin and viola teacher and a freelance violinist for almost twenty years in the Twin Cities. He currently teaches at home, and is a violin instructor at Normandale Community College. Locally he has performed performed with the Minnesota Opera, Vocal Essence, Minnesota Sinfonia and other ensembles.
Dr. Nicholas Susi is Assistant Professor of Music at the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, MN. In addition to teaching private lessons in piano, Dr. Susi also teaches music theory and coordinates the class piano program. He enjoys a multifaceted career living out his deep love for music; his varied activities in recent seasons have included solo and concerto performances, masterclasses, lectures, community outreach events, and competition adjudication.
Arianna Wegley is an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota, studying Cello Performance with Tanya Remenikova in the School of Music. She is a member of the University Symphony Orchestra, an active soloist and chamber musician in the Twin Cities, and teaches cello at the City of Lakes Waldorf School in Minneapolis. For many years, she has been affiliated with, and performed in concert for, local music organizations such as Thursday Musical, The Schubert Club, and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, among other music programs and festivals across the United States. Her secondary major at the University of Minnesota is English. In the summer of 2016, she studied theater in London, researching music and Shakespeare; she hopes to pursue further studies that build upon the intersection of music, literature, and theater.