Date: Thursday October 11
Time: Doors open 7pm. Concert 7.30pm
Cost: By donation
Contact: Borghild Tyssedal 604-985-3315
Program: Melodies from Scandinavia
Sponsored by Norwegian House Society and the Swedish Cultural Society
Flutist Paula Gudmundson is Assistant Professor of Flute at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Debut recording titled, La Flauta of Buenos Aires, released in 2014 featured works for flute by Amancio Alcorta. Her edition of Gran Fantasia by Amancio Alcorta received an Honorable Mention from the National Flute Association’s Newly Published Music Competition in 2014. Awarded a Community Partnership Grant for 2013-2014 from the Minnesota State Arts Board to record works by Amancio Alcorta and Alberto Williams. Recipient of a 2011-2012 Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board for research of flute in Latin American art music, traveling to Buenos Aires, Argentina in search of neglected early 20th century music.
Gudmundson performed in the Summer 2017 at the International Flute Festival in Costa Rica and at the National Flute Association Convention in Minneapolis, MN. Upcoming performance include the 2018 National Flute Convention in Orlando, Florida, College Music Society National Conference in Vancouver, BC, and upcoming recording of a CD focused on music by Scandinavian Women Composers Dr. Gudmundson is a practitioner of the Alexander Technique, which focuses on the effective means of changing tension habits and improving coordination. This has contributed to her innovative and observant teaching style. Her Alexander Technique study has included the Sweet Briar Alexander Institute in Lynchburg, VA and study with Pedro Alcantara, Missy Vineyard, Lisa First and Tully Hall. Dr. Gudmundson is a graduate of Lawrence University (B.M), University of North Texas (M.M), and University of Minnesota (DMA) as a Berneking Fellow. Her principal teachers include Immanuel Davis, Terri Sundberg, Ernestine Whitman and Adrianne Greenbaum. For more information check out her website: www.paulagudmundson.com
Called “one of the most sensitive and talented pianists I’ve worked with” by Maestro Craig Jessop, and “a natural” by composer, Gwyneth Walker, Tracy Lipke-Pery is an enthusiastic teaching artist and a versatile performer, collaborator, and coach. Recent highlights include commissioning and premiering works by Libby Larsen, John Luther Adams, and Gwyneth Walker; a residency at the at the Conservatoire de Lyon, France; and the awarding of a fellowship by the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment. Dr. Perry holds a D.M.A. degree in piano performance with a minor in neurophysiology from the University of Arizona, an M.M. degree from the University of Utah, and undergraduate degrees in both piano performance and mathematics. Perry has recently been appointed Assistant Professor of Piano at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam.
Coloratura soprano Angela Yoon has been praised for her “delightful” and “beautifully expansive” voice and her ability to deliver texts through music. Yoon has been named as a winner and finalist in various competitions and has performed in recitals and concerts as a guest artist throughout the United States and South Korea. She has completed her Doctor of Music degree at Indiana University where she also earned a Master of Music degree. Her Bachelor’s degree is from Baylor University, and prior to Baylor she studied at McLennan Community College.
As a soprano soloist, she has been featured on recordings for National Public Radio (NPR) and a featured soloist in major oratorios and cantatas including Phan’s Vietnamese Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Handel’s Esther, Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Missa Brevis St. Joannis de Deo, Willcock’s Magnificat, Allegri’s Miserere, Bach’s St. John’s Passion, and Perez-Velazquez’s Ídolos del Sueño. Roles performed in operas include Kitty (The Last Savage), Thi Mao (The Tale of Lady Thị Kính), La fée (Cendrillon), Madame Goldentrill (Impresario), Sandman (Hansel and Gretel), the Plaintiff (Trial by Jury), and Mabel (The Pirates of Penzance). For the coming season, she will appear as guest artist and lecturer in Illinois, California, and Canada and will be collaborating with musicians throughout Germany and Switzerland. As an educator, Yoon has had diverse experiences with musicians and non-musicians alike. She served as a visiting lecturer of voice at Baylor University in the past year, and previous appointments include Indiana University where she has taught applied voice lessons and several voice courses as an associate instructor. Her students have been accepted to music schools in the U.S. and abroad. Non-musicians, too, have benefited from Yoon’s expertise in vocal pedagogy and voice therapy, helping to place them in a nationally-syndicated broadcasting company as well as theaters.
As a solo and collaborative pianist, Dr. Jason Terry has given performances throughout the United States, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, and various countries in Central Asia. He often collaborates with soprano, Angela Yoon. For the past two years, Terry has been invited to the Middle East to teach applied piano and literature courses as well as perform at institutes and universities in the region.
With a passion to teach, Jason has taught both private and group piano lessons, as well as a variety of theory, musicology, and piano pedagogy and literature courses at the collegiate level. Additionally, he is the former director of Midlands Music Academy, a full-band/orchestra academy in South Carolina. He is active as a music researcher and has presented at conferences in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia. His research on the origin of the plagal-amen cadence has been accepted for presentation at a number of conferences, including those hosted in Oxford, Vienna, Rome, Canterbury, and Birmingham (U.K.), among others. Furthermore, he has presented on church music topics throughout the U.S., France, and Asia. Dr. Terry is currently Assistant Professor of Music at Bradley University where he teaches both piano and musicology courses. He also holds a concurrent appointment as Teaching/Artist Faculty for the NGO American Voices.