- Wednesday, January 21, 2015 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm
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Gregory Young, clarinet, Susan Makeever, flute, and Stefan Stern, piano, will perform works by Johannes Brahms, Libby Larsen, John Novacek, and others, in Reynolds Recital Hall, at 7:30pm, January 21, 2015. A special feature will be Libby Larsen's "Barn Dances" complete with digital photographs shown on the big screen.
Gregory Young is Interim Director of the School of Music at Montana State University and was the founding director of the Undergraduate Scholars Program and University College. He has served as Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Assistant Dean of the College of Arts & Architecture. Currently principal clarinetist with the Intermountain Opera Orchestra, he received a bachelor's degree in music education from the University of Western Ontario, and master's and doctoral degrees in music from the University of Michigan. Young has taught at the University of Prince Edward Island, Memorial University of Newfoundland, the University of Western Ontario, and has lectured or performed on five continents. The United States Information Agency sponsored his concert tour of Brazil with the Kreutzer Trio and soprano Elizabeth Croy, and he has toured as soloist and conductor of the MSU Cello Ensemble throughout Europe and China. As clarinet soloist and composer, he toured Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand with the MSU Symphony in 2009. His book, "Creative Inquiry in the Arts & Humanities: Models of Undergraduate Research", with co-editors Shanahan and Yavneh, was published in 2011 by the Council on Undergraduate Research.
Susan Makeever is the principal flute of the Bozeman and Billings Symphonies, the Intermountain Opera, and the Montana Ballet Orchestra. She is a member of several chamber ensembles, including the Yellowstone Chamber Players, Kreutzer Trio, and Flutes and Friends. Sue was invited to tour Brazil with the Kreutzer Trio in 1998, as part of a United States Department Grant. She was also a soloist with the Muir String Quartet in 2005. Sue has taught at the Red Lodge Music Festival, Rushmore, Northwest, and Illinois Summer Music Camps. Susan earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from the University of Illinois, a Master of Music Performance from Northwestern University, and completed all her course work and recitals toward a Doctor of Music from Florida State University. She has studied with Geoffrey Gilbert, Walfrid Kujala, Charles DeLaney, Kenton Terry, Jacob Berg, and Mary Louise Poor. She has attended master classes with James Galway, at the Royal Irish Conservatory in Dublin, Ireland, and Jean-Pierre Rampal, at the Academie d'Ete, in Nice, France. Before coming to Montana, Sue taught at the University of North Texas.
Stefan does freelance work as a jazz, classical, and rock pianist (live and on cds). Stefan has performed at various venues, ranging from music festivals to private house concerts; he has played recitals on a cruise ships in Antarctica and traveling up the Amazon River. Upon graduating with his master's degree, Stefan taught piano lessons at a music school in Germany. In Bozeman, Stefan teaches lessons to private students and continues performing and doing freelance work.
Locally, Stefan founded and leads the band "Lester Rocks". He has been featured twice on Eric Funk's "11th and Grant" (in the Spring of 2013 as a solo classical pianist and in the Fall of 2013 with the band "Tumbledown House.") Stefan has played with the Bozeman Symphony, the Glenn Johnston Swing Band, the Bridger Mountain Big Band, and Jeni Fleming, among others.
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