The Anoka-Ramsey Community College Music Department Faculty is offering a free recital:
Friday, Feb. 7
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.
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