Nordic Concert

11 Oct

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.