MSU Faculty Recital: Romances from Italy and Brazil
- Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 7:30pm
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MSU Faculty will present a Valentine's Day program of Romantic repertoire on Tuesday, February 14th at 7:30 PM in Reynolds Recital Hall. Dr. Julia Cory Slovarp will be performing on cello, Michael Videon on guitar and Dr. Greg Young on clarinet. The concert will feature works by Paganini, Gnattali and Powell.
Dr. Julia Cory Slovarp is Assistant Teaching Professor of Cello at Montana State University, Bozeman. She is the principal cellist of the Intermountain Opera Company, Montana Ballet Company, Big Sky Classical Music Festival Orchestra, and Assistant Principal of the Bozeman Symphony. Dr. Cory Slovarp holds degrees from Indiana University (Bachelor and Masters) and the University of Texas at Austin (Doctor of Musical Arts), and has completed Suzuki and Mark O’Conner Teacher Training. She is the Artistic Director of Noon Notes at the Library (a chamber music series under the auspices of the Montana Chamber Music Society), Director of the annual MSU Cello Festival, Director of Strings at Flathead Lake Music Camp, and Director of the summer chamber program Mountains and Minds at MSU. She has served as faculty for the Longhorn and Red Lodge Music Camps, and performed with the Columbus, Laredo, Round Rock, Temple, Terre Haute, and Waco Symphonies, and the String Orchestra of the Rockies. She is an active member of ASTA, NAfME, and the Suzuki Association. Dr. Cory Slovarp frequently performs chamber music, collaborates with dancers and painters, has worked with groups such as Cirque du Soleil and Willie Nelson, and in 2013 led the MSU Cello Ensemble on a concert tour of Spain and Morocco. Her principal teachers were Emilio Colón, Ilse-Mari Lee, Bion Tsang, and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi.
Director of the guitar program, Michael Videon teaches Applied Music, Guitar Ensemble and Guitar in Class. He performs frequently both as a soloist and in a variety of ensemble settings. He has performed as a guest artist at both the Portland and the Northwest Guitar Festivals. He served as director of the 2003 Northwest Festival which was hosted by MSU. Mr. Videon received a Master of Music degree from the University of Minnesota where he studied with Jeffrey Van. He has performed in master classes with Eduardo Fernandez, Christopher Parkening and David Tannenbaum among others. He has been a member of the music faculty at MSU since 1997.
Gregory Young joined the music faculty at Montana State University in 1988 and was the founding director of the Undergraduate Scholars Program and University College. He has served as Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education, Assistant Dean of the College of Arts & Architecture, and Director of the School of Music. Currently clarinetist with the Intermountain Opera and Bozeman Symphony Orchestras, 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.
$10 Adult / $5 Student