Sunday, Nov 10, 2019
  • Trumpet Workshop with Dr. Amanda Bekeny

    When
    Sunday, Nov 10, 20192:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    (3 weeks from now)

    Where
    7900 Euclid Chardon Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094, USA
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    Description

    The Instrumental Workshop Series is for musicians of all ages who want to improve their musical skills. This two-hour masterclass, led by Dr. Amanda Bekeny, will focus on all aspects of trumpet playing, including warm-up exercises, tone/technique development, articulation, intonation, phrasing, and breath control. Participants may have the opportunity to perform for the class and receive one-on-one feedback from the instructor as an example for the group.

    FREE to attend! Bring your instrument and music stand.

    To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/75464922615

    Dr. Amanda Bekeny (Trumpet)
    Amanda Bekeny discovered her passion for orchestral and chamber music at The College of Wooster as a young trumpet student of her longtime mentor and friend, composer Dr. Jack Gallagher. Following her time at Wooster, Dr. Bekeny spent years of intense study in trumpet, orchestral performance, and chamber music. She holds a Master’s degree in Trumpet Performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was a student of John Aley and Alan Campbell and was a member of the renowned Wisconsin Brass Quintet. She earned her Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Trumpet Performance from The Ohio State University, where, as a student of Timothy Leasure, she was awarded the A. Peter Costanza Award for the most Distinguished DMA Document. After completing her graduate degrees, she continued to develop her interest in chamber music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music as a student of David Burkhart and member of the acclaimed New Music Ensemble, a group formerly led by composer John Adams and passionately directed by Nicole Paiement.
    An active performer, Dr. Bekeny is a member of the City Music Cleveland Chamber Orchestra and the Olympic Brass Quintet. Dr. Bekeny can regularly be heard playing with the Akron Symphony and is a former member of the Ashland Symphony, Mansfield Symphony, and Ohio Light Opera Orchestra. She has also performed with the Erie Philharmonic Orchestra, Firelands Symphony, Madison Symphony, Madison Opera Orchestra, Wheeling Symphony, Canton Symphony, Wooster Symphony, Kent-Blossom Chamber Orchestra, Metropolitan Brass Quintet, Wisconsin Brass Quintet and Columbus Bach Ensemble. A frequent soloist and recitalist, Dr. Bekeny has been featured with The Ohio State University Collegiate Wind Ensemble, Ashland Symphony Orchestra, Ashland University Band, Chagrin Valley Chamber Orchestra, Wooster Symphony, Scot Symphonic Band, Alliance High School Band, Westlake Jazz Ensemble, and Southwest Jazz Festival Ensemble.
    Dr. Bekeny is the Instructor of Trumpet and Brass Chamber Music coach at The College of Wooster. She previously taught at Ashland University, where she was the trumpet instructor, brass ensemble director, and lectured a course on musical styles. From 2010 through 2012 Dr. Bekeny oversaw the trumpet studio at The Ohio State University. While at Ohio State, Dr. Bekeny maintained a busy schedule of teaching, conducting, and performing. She led the Ohio State Trumpet Ensemble in performances at the International Trumpet Guild 36th Annual Conference and world premier performances at the OSU Contemporary Music Festival.
    Dr. Bekeny serves on the Board of the Rocky River Chamber Music Society, which is beginning it’s 60th Season of bringing world class chamber music to audiences in Northeast Ohio.

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Sunday, Nov 24, 2019
  • Clarinet Workshop with Willow DiGiacomo

    When
    Sunday, Nov 24, 20192:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    (1 month from now)

    Where
    7900 Euclid Chardon Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094, USA
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    Description

    The Instrumental Workshop Series is for musicians of all ages who want to improve their musical skills. This two-hour masterclass, led by Willow DiGiacomo, will focus on all aspects of clarinet playing, including warm-up exercises, tone/technique development, articulation, intonation, phrasing, and breath control. Participants may have the opportunity to perform for the class and receive one-on-one feedback from the instructor as an example for the group.

    FREE to attend! Bring your instrument and music stand.

    To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/75615174021

    Willow DiGiacomo (Clarinet)

    Willow Fawn DiGiacomo, Assistant Director of Bands, and Coordinator of Wind Studies at the University of Mount Union, hails from the villiage of Minerva, Ohio. Prof. DiGiacomo is completing her fifth year employed by UMU. She performs regularly in the Tuscarawas Philharmonic Orchestra, the Alliance Symphony Orchestra, the Ekklesia Reed Quintet, and the Venner Clarinet Choir. Prof. DiGiacomo earned her Bachelor’s of Music Education from the University of Mount Union with concentrations in Psychology and Studio Arts in 2011, and then began working on her Master’s at the University of Akron where she held a Graduate Assistantship in Clarinet Performance. Immediately following she completed a second Master’s in Wind Conducting. Willow has enjoyed teaching and performing on multiple woodwind instruments including the flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, and alto saxophone in various genres such as musicals, gospel, Klezmer bands, featured solo work, wind bands, chamber work, weddings, etc. She spends her spare time with her Quarter Horse, Rocky, and two cats, Amaryllis and Elmindreda.

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Saturday, Dec 7, 2019
  • LECB Holiday Pops Concert

    When
    Saturday, Dec 7, 20193:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    (1 month from now)

    Where
    Thomas W. Harvey High School, 200 W Walnut Ave, Painesville, OH 44077, USA
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    Description

    Kick off the holiday season with the Lake Effect Concert Band and special guest vocalist Lindsey Sandham Leonard! This family-friendly concert will feature a variety of traditional and popular holiday favorites guaranteed to leave you feeling the holiday spirit!

    Free and open to the public. Donations greatly appreciated!

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Saturday, Dec 21, 2019
Saturday, Jan 18, 2020
  • SMAA Winter Gala

    When
    Saturday, Jan 18, 20206:00 PM to 11:00 PM
    (3 months from now)

    Where
    LaMalfa, 5783 Heisley Road A. Suite 1, Mentor, OH 44060, USA
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Sunday, Mar 1, 2020
  • Flute Workshop with Kimberly Zaleski

    When
    Sunday, Mar 1, 20202:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    (4 months from now)

    Where
    7900 Euclid Chardon Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094, USA
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    Description

    The Instrumental Workshop Series is for musicians of all ages who want to improve their musical skills. This two-hour masterclass, led by Kimberly Zaleski, will focus on all aspects of flute playing, including warm-up exercises, tone/technique development, articulation, intonation, phrasing, and breath control. Participants may have the opportunity to perform for the class and receive one-on-one feedback from the instructor as an example for the group.

    FREE to attend! Bring your instrument and music stand.

    To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/75615488963

    Kimberly Zaleski (Flute)

    A native of Garrison, New York, flutist Kimberly Zaleski has dedicated her career to performing, composing and teaching music. Presently, she is the Co-Founder and flutist in the flute and cello duo, IN2ATIVE and is a Performing Artist on the Roster of the Center for Arts-Inspired Learning Agency. An advocate of chamber music, she is also the Flutist in the North Coast Winds Quintet, Cleveland’s Premier Woodwind Quintet.Ms. Zaleski is the Principal Flutist of the Firelands Symphony Orchestra and Second Flutist with the CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra. She has also performed with the New World Symphony, Canton Symphony, Ashland Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Opera Theatre and is a substitute with The Erie Philharmonic. She was a two time winner of the Colorado College Summer Music Festival Orchestra’s Concerto Competition and was a featured soloist with the orchestra. Ms. Zaleski was a finalist of both Astral Artists Musical Agency in Philadelphia and also Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble ACJW Program at the Juilliard School and holds the distinction of being the first piccoloist on the nationally broadcast radio show, "From the Top."

    Ms. Zaleski studied at the Juilliard School under the instruction of Bradley Garner before pursuing her Bachelor's at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University where she was a recipient of both the 2010 Britton Johnson Memorial Prize and the Richard Franko Goldman Scholarship as a student of renowned soloist, Marina Piccinini. She is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music where she received her Master’s Degree as a student of Joshua Smith, Principal Flutist of the Cleveland Orchestra.
    In addition to her performance career, she holds the title of Adjunct Professor of Flute at The College of Wooster, and also teaches at the Beck Center for the Performing Arts and Medina Schools. She has been a Guest Artist at Arizona State University and Penn State University where she has given masterclasses and performances.

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Sunday, Mar 15, 2020
  • Low Brass Workshop with J.c. Sherman

    When
    Sunday, Mar 15, 20202:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    (5 months from now)

    Where
    7900 Euclid Chardon Rd, Kirtland, OH 44094, USA
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    Description

    The Instrumental Workshop Series is for musicians of all ages who want to improve their musical skills. This two-hour masterclass, led by J.c. Sherman, will focus on all aspects of trombone, euphonium, and tuba playing, including warm-up exercises, tone/technique development, articulation, intonation, phrasing, and breath control. Participants may have the opportunity to perform for the class and receive one-on-one feedback from the instructor as an example for the group.

    FREE to attend! Bring your instrument and music stand.

    To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/75615829983

    J.c. Sherman (Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba)

    J.c. Sherman, Principal Tubist with the Firelands Symphony Orchestra, holds Bachelors of Music degrees in Tuba Performance and Music Education from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he studied tuba and ophicleide with Ronald Bishop and bass trombone and bass sackbut with Raymond Premru. He was the principal tubist with Opera Cleveland Orchestra and has performed for 16 years with the Blossom Festival Band. He has also performed with The Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland POPS Orchestra, Cleveland Chamber Symphony, Youngstown Symphony, and the Cleveland/San Jose Ballet. As a chamber musician, J.c. is a current member of Olympic Brass, the Heritage Brass Quintet, NEOTUBA Quartet, and regularly performs with the Sheet & Tube Brass Quartet. A 5-year veteran performer from SeaWorld of Ohio, J.c. also enjoys performing early jazz with The Night Owls and the River City Jazz Band.
    J.c.'s collection of performing instruments include All keys of tubas, Euphonium, Baritone, Bass Trombone, Tenor Trombone, Contrabass Trombone/Cimbasso, Sousaphone, Ophicleide, Serpent, Bass Trumpet, Valve Trombone, Trumpet, Horn and Bass Horn.

    HISTORIC BRASS
    J.c. has had in intense interest in historic brass instruments for 25 years, particularly regarding the use of the ophicleide. He has introduced the instrument to the Firelands Symphony, several quintets, and performed Verdi's Requiem under Robert Page.
    In February 2010, he acquired his first serpent, and has since performed solos arranged for him with Olympic Brass, the Heritage Brass Quintet, and enjoys performing for Catholic masses (for which the instrument was specifically invented). In January, 2012, he performed Mendelssohn's 5th Symphony at the Cleveland Institute of Music on the instrument.

    SOLOIST
    While a student at the Oberlin Conservatory, J.c. Sherman performed an unprecedented six full recitals and two joint recitals, as well as several departmental recitals, and was given the unique privilege of performing as a non-major on Bass Trombone. In addition, J.c. was a featured soloist three times with the Oberlin Symphonic Winds (Euphonium and Tuba) and once with the Brass Guild of Oberlin, as well as performing off-campus as a soloist with local bands. J.c. also was the winner of the 1994 band conducting competition at Oberlin.
    After graduating, he performed two unique recitals; a full unaccompanied tuba recital at the Karpeles Manuscript Museum in Tacoma, WA and a full recital with organ in Olympia, WA. In 1995, he was a featured soloist with the Washington Wind Symphony. J.c. has since continued to perform recitals internationally.

    J.c. has premiered several works written for him, including Relentless, Reminiscence, and Tofudobeast by Anthony Markel (performed with the Cleveland Chamber Symphony) and Concerto for Tubameister by internationally lauded composer, Victor Davies in Vancouver, BC.
    J.c. has been a featured soloist with the Solon Philharmonic, Geauga County Fair Band, Lakewood Hometown Band, and will be performing with the Olympia Symphony in 2014.

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Friday, Mar 20, 2020
  • LECB Concert

    When
    Friday, Mar 20, 20207:30 PM to 8:30 PM
    (5 months from now)

    Where
    Thomas W. Harvey High School, 200 W Walnut Ave, Painesville, OH 44077, USA
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