Saturday, July 14, 2012
Week SEVEN at the Tabernacle
For July 16-20, 2012
Nicole Tolson, Violin graduated from Utah State University majoring in Violin Performance, where she studied with William Fedkenheuer. A 2011 winner in USU's Concerto Competition, Nicole performed Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto as a soloist with the Utah State University Orchestra on April 27, 2011.
Megan Richards, Cello has been playing the cello for 16 years and graduated from USU with a degree in Cello Performance. She teaches private cello lessons and plays for Music Theatre West, the Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theater Company, and the American Festival Chorus and Orchestra.
Rebekah Blackner, Violin toured with orchestra, chamber, and solo performances across the United States, Europe and Asia. Having had the opportunity to study with some of the most sought-after and distinguished violin faculty, Rebekah is a passionate violin teacher committed to excellence and maintains a violin studio in Salt Lake City and Logan, Utah.
Anarie Petroff, piano has soloed with the USU Symphony orchestra, taught courses for the USU music department and Youth Conservatory program, and directed the USU Summer Piano Clinic. Her private students have received awards in local, state, and national competitions and appeared as soloists with the Utah Symphony, Utah Chamber Artists, and Cache Valley Chamber Orchestra.
Holly Morgan Smith, Cello is a recent graduate of Utah State University in Cello Performance, where she was a student of Anne Francis of the Fry Street Quartet. Holly is currently a member of the American Festival Orchestra under the baton of Dr. Craig Jessop. An avid teacher, Holly manages a private studio of young cellists and teaches introductory orchestra classes in the Cache County elementary schools through the Mountain West String Academy.
The Cinnamon Creek Folk Singers are a group of twelve women from Northern Utah who for nineteen years have arranged, performed, and shared their love for traditional Western Pioneer, Railroad, and American folk songs. The group was created to preserve and promote the national and regional folk music heritage. Group members include Ronda Shaffer, director; Janet Hunt, ; Diane Erickson, Annette Barber, Pam Bench, Angela Daugherty, Diane Dunn, Kaye Jacobsen, Tere Moore, Janice Toyn, Eleanor Wellings, Merrilee Wells, and Becky Whittier.