College Scholarship Fundraising Event Jan. 31

Six Public Openings in MN Master Naturalist Volunteer Training at College

Anoka-Ramsey theater production selected for Kennedy Center Midwest regional competition

Las Hermanas Padilla at Anoka-Ramsey, Jan. 16 and 17

Ceramics fundraisers; public gets opportunity for one-of-a-kind art May 6

Be a Life Saver: College Offers Free Suicide Prevention Workshop April 16

Public Invited to 8th Annual Student Fine Arts Portfolio Exhibit Opening April 3

Join the fun: The IT Girl hits college stage April 18-26

Anoka-Ramsey Community College Students Enter Digital Age with Launch of New Web Site

College gears up undergraduate research opportunities to enrich learning, advance scientific knowledge

Two students named to All-Minnesota Academic Team

Students, community members improve natural habitats through MN Master Naturalist Program

Ramsey Lions Club Presents $25,000 to College Foundation

College Nursing instructor named an Educator of the Year

Lake Wobegon® Brass Band supports College Music program and plays on

Sponsors for scholarship event needed to change lives

College faculty member publishes first chapbook, Blood Ties

Three faculty members named 2014 Outstanding Educators by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

College Music Faculty Offer Free, Public Recital Feb. 7

College Art Faculty Offer Free, Public Talks about Craft

Can’t get a job? Get inspired by someone who got 50 jobs in 50 weeks April 29

27th Annual Minnesota Writer Program Welcomes Award-Winning Author Cary J. Griffith Feb. 13

College hosts 2014 One Book Cambridge Community-Wide Reading program May 8

Master falconer visit huge success

College Now Offers Pharmacy Technician Degree at Cambridge Campus

Faculty Members Recognized with 2014 State Arts Grants

College’s Free Candlelight Ski Event Set for Feb. 1

College student finds the know-how to empower survivors of human

Cast Announced for Upcoming Production of The IT Girl

College Scenic Designer Honored by Kennedy Center Theatre Festival Recognition

College women’s and men’s basketball teams make history: both teams win regional championships, advance to nationals

Two Rivers Reading Series Hosts Graphic Novelist Tyler Page April 8

College Announces Cast for Upcoming Production of And Then There Were None

College STEM Chicks encourage girls’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math

Scholarship Fundraising Event Breaks Record in Attendance and Profit

Science Night: Peregrine Falcon – Fastest Member of the Animal Kingdom, Feb. 25

College Music Faculty Offer Free, Public Recital Feb. 7

January 24, 2014

The Anoka-Ramsey Community College Music Department Faculty is offering a free recital:

Friday, Feb. 7
7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center
Coon Rapids Campus
11200 Mississippi Blvd NW

The event is free and open to the public.

The event will feature:

Coon Rapids Campus Music Faculty members faculty Melissa Bergstrom (piano), Natalie VanBurkleo-Carbonara (violin), and Greg Kajiwara (clarinet) in the A Just-About-Right Violin/Clarinet/Piano Trio performing music by Milhaud and Train-Station Tango;

Cambridge Campus Music Faculty member Eric Anderson (euphonium) with Lake Wobegon® Brass Band colleagues David Peterson (euphonium ), Roger Gomoll (E flat tuba) and Gerald Greupner (B flat tuba) in The Above-Average Tuba Quartet performing music by Percy Grainger, Sousa, Mozart and more.


More About the Performers/Music Faculty

Eric Anderson, music instructor, has taught music in grades K-12 in Minnesota public schools for 31 years. He holds bachelor of science and master of arts degrees in Music Education from the University of Minnesota. He has served on the boards of several education and music education organizations in Minnesota. He is a member of MENC, MMEA, MBDA, ASBDA, and Phi Beta Mu. An active clinician and performer, he performs in the Lake Wobegon® Brass Band, and has guest conducted at high schools and middle school band festivals around the state.

Melissa Bergstrom, choir director and music history instructor, holds a master in music degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor in music degree in Voice Performance from Augsburg College. She performs frequently throughout the metro area as conductor, soprano, flutist, pianist and organist. Her choral compositions have won several national competitions.

Greg Kajiwara, clarinet, currently teaches and performs throughout the Twin Cities and is a primary substitute for the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra. In 1993, he was accepted into Interlochen Arts Academy, Michigan where he studied clarinet performance with Richard Hawkins. He holds a bachelor of music in Clarinet Performance from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and a master of music degree in Clarinet Performance from the University of Minnesota. He has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, Duluth Superior Symphony, Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra and others.

Natalie VanBurkleo-Carbonara, violin and viola instructor, is also currently affiliated with the string programs at St. Joseph’s School of Music, Nova Classical Academy and St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School. She holds a bachelor of music degree in Violin Performance from Louisiana State University School of Music. While maintaining a private studio out of her home, she performs throughout the Twin Cities, and with her group Arioso Strings. She is the founder and director of the Summit Artist Series/Young Artist Series.


For more information about public events at Anoka-Ramsey Community College, visit: