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BIGELOW, Virginia

Concord, California

Teaching: Diablo Valley College

Master Class Repertoire
Beethoven - Sonata No.23 in F minor, Op.57 "Appassionata"

In addition to her private studio of intermediate and advanced students, Ms. Bigelow teaches piano at Diablo Valley College. She performs several times a year, at the college and for various musical groups in the San Francisco Bay Area. She regularly attends International Workshops as a performer. Her favorite pasttimes, besides many volunteer music activities, are gardening and golf.

CHUNG, Hyunjung
Little Rock, Arkansas

Teaching: Philander Smith College

Master Class Repertoire
Ravel - Jeux d'eau

Pianist Hyunjung Rachel Chung is an Assistant Professor of Piano and Theory at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas. As an active performer, collaborative artist and adjudicator, she has appeared in numerous musical venues including Carnegie Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Symphony Space, Nicolas Music Center, Mannes Concert Hall, NYU, Wilson College, Yurim Art Hall, and Kyunggi Fine Arts Center. She won several national piano competitions in Korea, and was selected to perform in master classes with Emmanuel Ex, Jerome Rose, Paulina Dokovska and Sergei Mikovsky. She has appeared as a featured soloist with the Rutgers University Orchestra and the Mannes Orchestra as a winner of piano concerto competitions. Also she received the Special Presentation Award from the 24th Artist International annual audition, which made her New York Debut possible in 1997. She is a recipient of the Saldarini Scholarship, Kreeger Regidency Award, and the Rutgers University Edna Mason Award.

Dr. Chung earned her Bachelor of Music degree from Seoul National University, a Master of Music and Professional Study Diploma from the Mannes College of Music, NY, and D.M.A. from Rutgers University. Her major teachers include Susan Starr, Theodore Lettvin and Arkady Aronov.

Arroyo Grande, California

Teaching: Private Studio

Master Class Repertoire
Mozart - Sonata in B flat major, KV333

Leigh Kaplan enjoys a multi-faceted career as pianist, composer, playwright and actress. Having toured the United States for several years with her play " Clara" (based on the life of Clara Schumann), she subsequently was contracted by the U.S. Steel Foundation to be artist-in-residence performing her play "Millay B Poet, Pianist" (based on various characters in the life of poet Edna St. Vincent Millay). Most recently she has appeared as Aurore Dudevant in the two-person play "Chopin and Candlelight", along with colleague Lincoln Mayorga, who appears in the role of Chopin.

Ms. Kaplan has performed solo and chamber music recitals on radio, television, and as soloist with orchestras, including the Boston Pops, John Williams conducting.

Formerly a college and university instructor, she now teaches piano privately in Arroyo Grande, California where she and her husband have made their home since 1996. Her compositions are published by The Willis Music Company and Oxford University Press. Her series of books published by KapArts, "Piano by Ear" will be available in the fall of 2004.

Her solo, duo classical and jazz combo recordings are available on the Cambria label at cambriamus.com.

KING, Fredericka
Boston, Massachusetts

Teaching: New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory School

Master Class Repertoire
Prokofiev - Sonata No.2 in D minor, Op.14

Fredericka King, a pianist of outstanding technical ability and deeply sensitive musical instincts, has performed throughout the United States and internationally. Her Carnegie Recital Hall debut was praised by The New York Times for its “straightforward style and verve”.

Miss King's solo performances have included recitals at Jordan Hall, the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University, the historic African Meeting House, and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. She has appeared as soloist with several New England orchestras and has been the featured artist of radio broadcasts on stations such as WVPR in Vermont, WGBH in Boston, and WGMS in Washington, D.C. She was invited to perform at the Black American Music Symposium at the University of Michigan, the American Women Composers Conference at Boston University, and has presented programs celebrating Black History Month at the Museum of Our National Heritage, Southeastern Massachusetts University, and the Bunting Institute at Radcliffe College.

As pianist and accompanist with the National Spiritual Ensemble, Miss King has performed in over 200 programs, in the United States and on tour in Spain. She is a founding member of La Femme, La Femme, an ensemble dedicated to the performance of solo and chamber works by women composers, and her recorded performances include a compact disc of solo works for piano and the chamber music of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor with the Coleridge Ensemble.

She has received degrees from Boston Conservatory of Music, New England Conservatory of Music, and has studied in the Doctoral program at Boston University. Ms.King was also awarded a Teaching Diploma by the Royal College of Music in London, England, and studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.

Miss King is a member of the piano faculty at the New England Conservatory of Music Preparatory School, and an Associate Professor of Music History at Emerson College in Boston.

KING, Patryce

Austin, Texas

Teaching: Private Studio

Master Class Repertoire
Chopin - Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23

Affectionately referred to by “Patches”, a new resident of Austin, TX, grew up in the Kansas City, MO area on a 250acre farm. Patryce King studied piano performance with James Sifferman at Southeast Missouri State University and piano pedagogy with Mia Kim at Central Missouri State University.

As a soloist, Miss King won Honorable Mention in the lower-level collegiate division and then Winner of the upper-level division in the Missouri Music Teachers Association. She has been a competitor in the Wideman Concerto Competition and recently won the Centennial Year Scholarship in the Sigma Alpha Iota 2003 Scholarship Competition. Her infectious personality and piano skills took her to Atlantic City vying for the title of Miss America 1999. On ABC Patches proudly represented the “Show Me” state. Her success as a chamber musician allowed her to perform for NPR's Martin Goldsmith along with trio members Kirk Miller and Liesl Schoenberg.

As an accompanist, Miss King was invited to Rome, Italy to be the rehearsal pianist for Operafestival di Roma. There she worked by day as an accompanist and by night she took the stage acting and singing as a choir member in the operas. The Interlochen Center for the Arts hired Patches to be an accompanist for Jazz, Ballet, and Modern dance classes. In addition to her duties as a dance accompanist she also posed as an orchestra accompanying for students competing to perform their concerto with the prestigious Interlochen World Youth Symphony.

Hobbies include monthly collaborations with the Tuesday Morning Music Club, walking and swimming with Stanley, the “ wonder dog”, and Yoga. Patches and her husband, Josh, are thoroughly enjoying their new home and the eclectic nature of Austin. Miss King is currently a student of Ms. Sophia Gilmson, Professor of Piano, at the University of Texas.

Pattin, Anthony

Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.A.

Teaching: University of Montevallo

Master Class Repertoire
Chopin - Fantaisie in F minor, Op.49

Pianist Anthony Pattin gave his New York debut concert at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in the spring of 1998. In a review of that concert, the critic for the New York Concert Review called Pattin, "a pianist of definite skills and strength."

Dr. Pattin has performed concerts throughout the United States, as well as on tour in Central America. Performing on the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago, one critic said this pianist demonstrated a "surety of playing…a beauty of phrasing…and an inner confidence." Said of his most recent New York recital, "Dr. Pattin is a solid presence onstage, confident and gracious. His music making speaks of great involvement and erudition. With the ear and ability to vary tone color with constancy, his palette is a good one." (Darrell Rosenbluth, New York Concert Review).

As an orchestral soloist, Dr. Pattin has performed with the Arkansas Symphony, Alabama Symphony, Temple Symphony (Texas), Toledo Symphony, and the Tuscaloosa Symphony. He is a featured pianist on National Public Radio and has appeared more than a dozen times on Alabama Public Television's Pianist at Work, a weekly program highlighting piano performance.

Anthony Philip Pattin's intense enthusiasm for music and the piano began at an early age in his hometown of Toledo, Ohio, where he received his first piano lessons. In high school, when he was singled out to perform as a concerto soloist, his career was decided. He subsequently earned the Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Toledo, and the Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan, where he was a student of Theodore Lettvin and winner of the annual Concerto Competition. He received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Alabama in 1994. While a student at UA he studied with Professor Amanda Penick and performed with the University Orchestra as the Concerto-Aria Competition winner.

As the 2001 DeBose Artist at the Annual DeBose National Piano Competition and Festival in Baton Rouge, Dr. Pattin performed in recital, presented a master class, and was a competition judge. He has twice judged the Gladys Norris Perry Competition held in Jackson, MS. He received the 2001 Artist for the New Millennium Award bestowed by the University of Alabama for outstanding achievement in the area of performance.

In addition to his concert career, Dr. Pattin is Professor of Music at the University of Montevallo, where he received the 2001-2002 Distinguished Teacher Award for the College of Fine Arts. He was also named the University of Montevallo University Scholar for 2002-2003.

Peluso, Maryjane
Plainville, Connecticut, U.S.A.

Teaching: Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts

Master Class Repertoire
Debussy - Pour le piano

Maryjane (Lisi) Peluso , NCTM,  a native of Newburgh, NY, has a B.S., Mus.Ed. in piano from the Crane School of Music, SUNY at Potsdam, NY, and an M. M. degree in piano performance from the Hartt School, University of Hartford, where she studied with Dr. Watson Morrison.

In 1985, she co-founded the Peluso-Kelley Piano Duo which has released it's first CD, Pianodance , featuring duo piano works by Dvorak, Infante and Borodin. The duo performs regularly in the northeast area.

A committed piano teacher, she has directed the piano ensemble at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, in Hartford, CT since its inception in 1985. She also maintains a private piano studio and accompanies the Plainville Choral Society and the Society's Youth Theater.

Professional affiliations include the Connecticut State Music Teachers' Association, where she is a member of the board of directors. In 1994, she was recognized as a nationally certified teacher of music by the Music Teachers' National Association. She currently resides in Plainville, CT with hubby and fellow musician, Peter Peluso, and a lovable bichon named Rosie.

Phang, May
Greencastle, Indiana, U.S.A.

DePauw University

Master Class Repertoire
Beethoven - Sonata No.31 in A flat major, Op.110

May Phang began piano studies in her native Singapore where she obtained her Associate and Licentiate diplomas from the London Trinity College of Music. A graduate of McGill University in Canada, she obtained her doctorate from Temple University in Philadelphia. Currently Assistant Professor of Piano at DePauw University, Indiana, her prior teaching positions include Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in Milwaukee.

She has given numerous solo and chamber music recitals and concerts in Singapore, Canada, the United States, and Europe, performing in venues such as the Goethe Institute in Singapore, Victoria Concert Hall, Singapore Conference Hall, Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur and Place-des-Arts in Montreal, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Kennedy Center for the Arts and National Gallery in Washington DC, the Chicago Cultural Center, and at festivals such as the Singapore Festival of Arts, the Montreal International Piano Festival, and the Karol Szymanowski Festival in Zakopane, Poland.

A prizewinner of several competitions including the Chopin Young Pianists' Competition in Buffalo NY, Canadian Music Competition, Concours d'orchestre symphonique de Montréal, and Pontoise International Young Artists Competition in France, Miss Phang has performed with orchestras such as the Banff Chamber Players, Singapore Symphony, Montreal Symphony, and the Philadelphia Orchestra. An active music educator, she has adjudicated competitions for the Waukesha Symphony and PianoArts of Wisconsin, presented masterclasses and given presentations for music teachers' associations. Radio and television appearances include profiles on Singapore Broadcasting Corporation's "Life and Times" and "Arts Around" and broadcasts on Radio-Canada, Vermont Public Radio, WFLN, Philadelphia and WFMT, Chicago.

Raposa, Lisa
Newmarket, New Hampshire, U.S.A.

University of New Hampshire

Master Class Repertoire
Schumann - Concerto in A minor, Op.54 (Movement I)

Lisa Raposa is a faculty member at the University of New Hampshire where she is a staff pianist and an instructor of functional piano.  As a staff pianist, she provides accompaniment for solo instrumentalists and vocalists as well as for the UNH Opera Workshop.

In September of 2003, Ms. Raposa gave a recital at Saint John's Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, New Hampshire to benefit the Young Organist Collaborative (YOC); a concert which featured the solo piano music of Debussy, Schubert, Liszt, Bach and Bartok.  Other recent appearances have included duo-piano and piano and 'cello recitals on the concert series of the Active Retirement Association of Durham.  An upcoming performance with the Lisa Leizman Dance Company of Northampton, Massachusetts is slated to feature Ms. Raposa playing Samuel Barber's Third Excursion for the piano.

Ms. Raposa began her formal piano studies in Tiverton, Rhode Island with JoAnn Mello at the age of seven.  She continued her studies at the college- and graduate-level under the tutelage of Arlene Kies and Estela Kersenbaum Olevsky.  She received her B.A. in music from the University of New Hampshire and her M.M. in piano performance from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.  As a student at UMass, she was a two-time recipient of the Eugenie May Award for outstanding accomplishment as a solo and collaborative pianist.

Ms. Raposa also teaches piano privately at Berwick Academy during the academic year.  This summer she will serve on the faculty of the University of New Hampshire Summer Youth Music School (SYMS).  She enjoys creative writing, running and ballroom dancing in her spare time.

White, Carol
Nampa, Idaho, U.S.A.

Teaching: Private Studio

Master Class Repertoire
Beethoven - Sonata No.9 in E major, Op.14 No.1

A native of Idaho, Carol White received her B.A. degree in music from Albertson College of Idaho, and her Master of Music degree from the University of Idaho. Master class work and post-graduate studies include work with Grant Johannesen, Richard Cass and James Ruccolo.

White is a private studio instructor of piano and flute in Nampa, Idaho, and is adjunct instructor of flute at Albertson College of Idaho.
She has performed recitals in the State of Washington at Battelle Institute, in Oregon, California and Idaho, and performed as soloist with the Willamette Symphony and the Albertson College of Idaho Symphony. She has also served as an adjudicator for the American College of Musicians, the Piano Guild, and is a frequent adjudicator for area competitions.

White has had national competitors in both the junior high and senior high Woodwind division (flute) of the MTNA, has adjudicated state and divisional competitions, and has been an accompanist for MTNA auditions on both the division and national levels. She has also served as accompanist for young artists in area concert series.

Married to Kenneth F. White, a Nampa attorney, Carol White also enjoys gardening and needlework.


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