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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT Our 2010-2011 season has gotten off to a rollicking start, and it is our pleasure to welcome you to the Conservatory. What an eclectic mix we have for you this fall: We Six bopping with The Big Beat, Russian Adventures, Guitar and Woodwind Department concerts, and Matt Schroeder and two of his colleagues will all be taking to the stage. November 21 we turn the stage over to our students for the annual Performathon. Our students will be performing from 1:00 – 5:00 pm on three different stages (Recital Hall, Room 5 and Room 209). Young and old, advanced and developing musicians will provide an overview of the outstanding talent encompassed in our student body. This is one of the most heartwarming days ever and we’re sure you want to be here. Come for an hour or come for the afternoon, admission is free! And to top it off we will be kicking off our Holiday Sale and Auction at the Performathon. Great auction items, smaller merchandise items and a good oldfashioned Bake Sale will add even more excitement to a great day. The Holiday Auction will continue through December 14 and will be available on-line. As always, it is my privilege to welcome you to the Conservatory. I hope you enjoy the concerts and partake of all the Conservatory has to offer. Karen Deschere President/CEO

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The Big Beat Thursday, October 14, 2010 | 7:30 pm Jamie Breiwick, trumpet Berkeley Fudge, tenor saxophone Paul Silbergleit, guitar Mark Davis, piano Jeff Hamann, bass David Bayles, drums Robert Figueroa, percussion

Program to be announced from stage Series Sponsor: Eric D. Batterman Memorial Grant

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MUSICIAN BIOGR APHIES Jamie Breiwick, trumpet WCM faculty member since 2005. Jamie Breiwick has been a main stay on the Milwaukee jazz scene for over a decade. He has shared the stage with numerous nationally recognized artists as Carl Allen, Willie Pickens and many more. Jamie is in demand as a freelance musician and has had the opportunity to perform and/or record with such internationally acclaimed acts as Eric Benet, Bob Newhart, and the band Brazzaville (Barcelona). In addition to leading his own quintet, he performs regularly in and around Milwaukee with such groups as We Six (straight-ahead), Clamnation (original latin/funk), and De La Buena (latin jazz). Berkeley Fudge, saxophone WCM faculty member since 1972. Mr. Fudge is a veteran performer who has appeared with Sonny Stitt, Lena Horne, Gene Ammons, Roland Kirk, Don Patterson, Ruth Brown, Esther Phillips, The Impressions, The O’Jays and many more. He has served as Artist in Residence at Marquette University and UWM. In addition to teaching for MATC, he has served as the Milwaukee Jazz Experience’s Director of Music Activities and an instructor for their Central City Jazz Ensemble, as well as Music Director for the YWCA Global Career Academy. Mr. Fudge is a member of We Six and can be heard on the 2005 We Six CD “Bird Say.” Paul Silbergleit, guitar WCM faculty member since 1996 and a member of the Conservatory’s We Six jazz sextet. B.A., Oberlin College. An accomplished jazz composer as well as performer, Mr. Silbergleit has played clubs, concert halls, and festivals throughout the area, as both a leader and a sideman. He has appeared with Jack McDuff, Jon Faddis, Richie Cole, Melvin Rhyne, Brian Lynch, David Hazeltine and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, among others. Both his 1996 debut CD “Silberglicity” (on which other Conservatory faculty members are featured) and his 2003 release, “My New Attitude,” have made it onto the jazz charts with nationwide airplay, and he can also be heard on the 2005 We Six CD “Bird Say”. Mr. Silbergleit also teaches at Cardinal Stritch University. Mark Davis, piano WCM faculty member since 1992. B.S., with honors, Skidmore College. Mr. Davis is Jazz Institute Chair and a member of the Conservatory’s We Six. His WCM instructors included Adelaide Banaszynski and David Hazeltine.

Later studies included work with jazz legend Barry Harris. He has performed with many jazz luminaries, including Jimmy Heath, Charles McPherson, Slide Hampton, Brian Lynch and Frank Morgan. He is also on the faculty of Wisconsin Lutheran College, Cardinal Stritch University and Alverno College. Mr. Davis can be heard on the We Six CD “Bird Say.” Jeff Hamann, bass WCM faculty member since 1998. A member of the Conservatory’s We Six jazz sextet, Mr. Hamann attended the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, winning first place in the Jazz Studies Scholarship competition four years in a row. Performing with such well-known artists as Frank Morgan, Marlena Shaw, Steve Allen and Eric Alexander, he has toured throughout the Midwest and has appeared at Jazz Yantra in Bombay, India. Jeff is also the bassist on Michael Feldman’s Whad’Ya Know show, airing Saturdays on Wisconsin Public Radio and broadcast nationally on NPR stations. He can be heard on the 2005 We Six CD “Bird Say.” David Bayles, drums WCM faculty member since 1997. B.F.A. Music Education UW-Milwaukee. A member of the Conservatory’s We Six, Mr. Bayles has worked with such jazz artists as Slide Hampton, Barry Harris, David Hazeltine, Brian Lynch, Jack McDuff, Bob Mintzer, Frank Morgan, James Moody, Melvin Rhyne and Ernie Watts. Dave performs at jazz clubs and music festivals throughout the Midwest. Recording credits include the Luis Diaz Quintet (On the Edge), the Curt Hanrahan Quintet (Hang Time), the Juli Wood Quintet (Movin’ and Groovin’) and the 2005 We Six CD “Bird Say.” As a clinician for Yamaha Music Corporation and Zildjian Cymbals, he travels and teaches widely throughout the U.S. and Canada. Dave also teaches percussion at UW-Parkside in Kenosha, WI. Robert Figueroa, percussion WCM faculty member since 2006. Mr. Figueroa maintains a busy performance schedule as a percussionist. He has appeared with, among others, the Jeno Somlai Sextet, the Eddie Butts Band, the Afro Drum Ensemble, Nick Collione, Bennett Carl, Lake Effekt, the Luis Diaz Quintet, Bu Khara Bu, Lori Smith & Dazzle and Christopher’s Project. The Jazz Fusion movement of the late 70’s and early 80’s fueled Robert’s pursuit of the integration of traditional Afro Caribbean rhythms to popular music genres such as Jazz and R&B. Robert currently appears as lead vocalist and composer for Nabori. WI Conservatory of Music | wcmusic.org 3


6 Stings | 6 Styles featuring the WCM Guitar Department Sunday, October 17, 2010 | 3pm Fandanguillo Nocturno Turegano George Lindquist

Federico Moreno-Torroba (1891-1982)

Rabbit Hole Midnight on the Water Happy Dancer

Colin O’Brien

Goodbye Porkpie Hat Waters of March Foxglove Skinflint

Colin O’Brien Luke Thommasson arr. Coin O’Brien Colin O’Brien

Paul Silbergleit

Charles Mingus Antonio Carlos Jobim

Matthew Schroeder

Bruce Cockburn Leo Kottke

A Lotus on Irish Streams John McLaughlin Tom Clippert, Matthew Schroeder and Paul Silbergleit INTERMISSION Etude #9 Etude #17 Start Now Home is Here

Tom Clippert

Koyunbaba, suite for guitar, Op. 19 I Moderato II Mosso III Cantabile IV Presto Guajira Tarento

Gerald Garcia Gerald Garcia Benjamin Verdery Benjamin Verdery Carlo Domeniconi

Jason Behr

Peter Baime with dancer Jennifer Schmitz

Peter Baime Peter Baime

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MUSICIAN BIOGR APHIES Peter Baime, flamenco and classical guitar WCM faculty member since 1969. Mr. Baime began his studies with Nino Bernardo in the U.S. and in Spain with the legendary gypsy guitarists Diego Gastor and Paco Gastor. He began his performance career in 1965. In 1996 Mr. Baime joined the faculty at Cardinal Stritch University. In addition to teaching he has performed more than 2,500 concerts in public schools. He has scored, performed, and recorded six documentary films airing on PBS. Mr. Baime performs extensively in the U.S. and Puerto Rico as well as in Spain, Canada, Italy and Mexico. He has recordings on the Dr. Black and Narada labels. He has commissioned several contemporary and now-published works for classical guitar. In October 2000 he won an Emmy Award from the National Academy for Television Arts & Sciences for his original score in “Indigenous Always.” Jason Behr, classical guitar WCM faculty member since 2009. M.M. in classical guitar performance, Peck School of the Arts, UW-Milwaukee; B.F.A., UW-Milwaukee in collaboration with the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. Since the age of 18, Mr. Behr has been an active teacher and performer in the Milwaukee metropolitan area. In 2008, Mr. Behr was asked by composer Carlos Rivera to record Cancion, his acclaimed solo work for classical guitar. In 2009, composer and guitarist Stepan Rak requested Mr. Behr to perform the American premiere of his new work titled Royal Suite, set for a later date. In addition to teaching and performing, Mr. Behr is the executive director of the Wisconsin Guitar Society. Thomas Clippert, guitar WCM faculty member since 2004. Mr. Clippert is also currently a faculty member of the Merit School of Music in Chicago. He received his Master of Music degree from the Yale School of Music where he studied with Benjamin Verdery. Mr. Clippert was the recipient of Yale University’s Eliot Fisk Guitar Prize. Mr. Clippert is an active performer both as a soloist and as a chamber musician, and his repertoire reflects his wide ranging musical interests. George Lindquist, classical and baroque guitar WCM faculty member since 1972. B.A. Carthage College with a diploma in Classical Guitar Performance; M.M. Musicology University

of Wisconsin-Madison. Mr. Lindquist studied classical guitar with James Yoghourtjian and has been an active teacher and performer since 1975. He also has been a member of several ensembles, including a classical guitar trio, a flute and guitar duo, and a guitar and harpsichord duo, with performances throughout Wisconsin and on Wisconsin Public Radio. He is one of the guitarists featured on the CD Milwaukee Guitar: Strictly Solo and can also be heard on recordings with the Master Singers of Milwaukee and the Festival Choir of Madison. Mr. Lindquist also teaches classical guitar and related subjects at UW-Parkside and UW-Whitewater. Colin O’Brien, fingerstyle and bluegrass guitar WCM faculty member since 2003. Mr. O’Brien studied with banjoist and Bela Fleck mentor Tony Trischka, as well as classical guitar with Steven Novacek at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. He studied fingerstyle guitar with John Stropes at the Wisconsin Conservatory and Peter Roller. His band, Salt Creek, plays “funky esoteric bluegrass” throughout the Midwest. Salt Creek was awarded “Best Bluegrass Band” by WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) in 2004 and 2005. As a performer, Mr. O’Brien has shared the stage with Kansas, Willy Porter, Dan Tyminski, Paul Cebar and others. His CD “Pressure in the West” received rave reviews in the local and national press. Matthew Schroeder, fingerstyle guitar and department chair Biography on page 11. Paul Silbergleit, jazz guitar WCM faculty member since 1996 and a member of the Conservatory’s We Six jazz sextet. B.A., OberlinCollege. An accomplished jazz composer as well as performer, Mr. Silbergleit has played clubs, concert halls, and festivals throughout the area, as both a leader and a sideman. He has appeared with Jack McDuff, Jon Faddis, Richie Cole, Melvin Rhyne, Brian Lynch, David Hazeltine and the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, among others. Both his 1996 debut CD “Silberglicity” (on which other Conservatory faculty members are featured) and his 2003 release, “My New Attitude,” have made it onto the jazz charts with nationwide airplay, and he can also be heard on the 2005 We Six CD “Bird Say”. Mr. Silbergleit also teaches at Cardinal Stritch University. WI Conservatory of Music | wcmusic.org 5


From Russia with Love Thursday, October 28, 2010 | 7:30 pm

Mikhail Litvin, mandolin Stas Venglevski, bayan Pastoral A. Schnitke March & Trepak P. Tchaikovsky Andante con Variazioni L.V. Beethoven Allegro J. Fiocco Vocalise S. Rachmaninoff Chardas V. Monti Spring Dance G. Diniky INTERMISSION Concert for Domra N. Budashkin Kalina in the Rye A. Bilash Travyshka Pasturage arr. A. Tzigankov Two-Step arr. A. Tzigankov Brightly Shines the Moon V. Andreyev

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MUSICIAN BIOGR APHIES Mikhail Litvin, mandolin WCM faculty member since 2001. M.M. in Pedagogy and Performance, Donetsk State Musical-Pedagogical University. A master mandolinist, Mr. Litvin has performed as a solo recitalist and as a soloist with chamber orchestras in Russia, Germany, The Netherlands, France and the United States. He is also an experienced conductor and music teacher. After graduating with a degree in orchestral conducting, music, and string pedagogy, he taught guitar and mandolin and led many student musical groups at the municipal music school in Minsk, Belarus. Mr. Litvin currently performs in duos with piano, accordion and guitar. He participates in educational programs with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra with accordionist Stas Venglevski and is a member of the Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra.

Stas Venglevski, bayan Artistry, dazzling technical command, and sensitivity have brought “Stas” Venglevski, a native of the Republic of Moldova, part of the former Soviet Union, increasing acclaim as a virtuoso of the bayan. A twotime first prize winner of bayan competition in the Republic of Moldova, Stas is a graduate of the Russian Academy of Music in Moscow where he received his Masters Degree in Music under the tutelage of the famed Russian bayanist, Friedrich Lips. In 1992 he immigrated to the United States. Stas’ repertoire includes his original compositions, a broad range of classical, contemporary and ethnic music. He has toured extensively as a soloist throughout the former Soviet Union, Canada, Europe, and the United States. www.stasvenglevski.com

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La Guitarra Thursday, November 11, 2010 | 7:30 pm

Matthew Schroeder, fingerstyle guitar Brad DeRoche, classical guitar Matt Warnock, jazz guitar

Program to be announced from stage

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MUSICIAN BIOGR APHIES Matthew Schroeder, fingerstyle guitar and rock guitar WCM Faculty member since 1992, B.F.A. with honors in Guitar Performance, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Matthew Schroeder is a Milwaukee based WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) winning guitarist who is equally at home on electric or acoustic guitar. Matt is one of a handful of players to graduate, with honors, from the short lived cooperative program between The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and The University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee with a performance degree in American fingerstyle guitar. As a fingerstyle guitarist, Mr. Schroeder studied under John Stropes. He has performed in America and Canada, been featured on local television and radio and can be heard on the CD compilation, American Finger-Style Guitar circa 1999. His debut CD, Signal, was released April 2006. Matt currently performs acoustically as a soloist, in a duo with vocalist Lynda Lee, and with the trio La Guitarra. As a rock guitarist, Mr. Schroeder has performed extensively throughout the midwest and beyond. Past Bands include Blackfish, Pet Engine, Steve Grimm and the Thrill Cats, and Jamie Jess. He currently plays for the WAMI-award winning Barbeez, as well as Slumpbuster and The Scott Berendt Band. www.matthewschreoder.net Brad DeRouche, classical guitar Brad DeRoche holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Classical Guitar Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music. He also earned degrees from Central Michigan University and Eastern Michigan University. Several composers have written works for him including a solo composition by Prix de Rome prizewinner Vincent Frohne. Dr. DeRoche has published articles in the scholarly journal Soundboard; performed, taught or presented seminars at the Eastman Guitar Festival, the Interlochen Guitar Festival, the Las Vegas Guitar Festival, the Al-

exandria Guitar Festival, the Western Illinois University Guitar Festival and others; and has recorded the works of Romantic era Spanish guitarists on a forthcoming CD. Dr. DeRoche is the director of classical guitar studies at the Interlochen Arts Academy and the summer Arts Camp, and is Artistic Director of the Interlochen Guitar Festival. He is also the chair of the music department at Delta College where he teaches courses in guitar and music history. In addition, he holds positions as instructor of guitar at Central Michigan University and Saginaw Valley State University. Matt Warnock, jazz guitar Guitarist Matthew Warnock has received jazz performance degrees from McGill University, Western Michigan University and the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, as well as performance certificates in classical guitar and piano from the Royal Conservatory of Music. He has studied with some of the top names in jazz including Fred Hersch, Billy Hart, Gene Bertoncini, Jack Grassel, Roddy Ellias, Tom Knific, Chip McNeill and many others. Matt is currently on faculty at Western Illinois University, Blackburn College, Culver-Stockton College and the Interlochen Arts Camp. As a performer Matt has shared the stage with Randy Brecker, Jim McNeely, Slide Hampton, Stefon Harris and other jazz luminaries. Matt is also an accomplished music journalist and has authored books for both Mel Bay and Hal Leonard publications. His instructional articles, product reviews and interviews have been featured in Just Jazz Guitar Magazine and the Jazz Guitar Gazette among other publications. As well, he has been a columnist for Modern Guitars Magazine since 2008 and is currently an associate editor, columnist and member of the board of advisors for Guitar International magazine. WI Conservatory of Music | wcmusic.org 9


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Woodwind/Brasswind Thursday, November 14, 2010 | 3 pm Carol Meves, flute Linda Jones, clarinet Karli Larson, oboe Eric Jacobson, trumpet Aaron Gardner, saxophone Maxon Day, trombone Jason Behr, guitar LaRita Craft, piano Program to be announced from stage

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MUSICIAN BIOGR APHIES Carol Meves, flute WCM faculty member since 1989. B.M., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Carol Meves has recorded for the Koss and Northwoods labels, toured Europe and the U. S., and performed in a variety of venues including the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, Bel Canto Orchestra, and Kenosha and Green Bay Symphonies. She has been heard on National and Wisconsin Public Radio. Ms. Meves has commissioned works for flute choir, flute and cello, and flute and voice. In 1995, Ms. Meves was selected as one of the winners of the National Flute Association’s Performer’s Competition. Along with an active solo and orchestral career, she received an award for excellence in studio instruction in 1998 from the Milwaukee Civic Music Association.

has worked as an instrumental music educator and performed with many ensembles throughout the Milwaukee and Appleton areas. Currently, she teaches instrumental music for the Conservatory Connections outreach program. Karli has been teaching oboe privately since 1998; her students perform with the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra, and some of her students have already gone on to pursue careers in music.

Eric Jacobson, trumpet WCM faculty member since 2009. Eric Jacobson is a professional trumpet player, clinician, composer and private instructor residing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Eric freelances in the Milwaukee and Chicago area playing in groups such as; The Luis Diaz Quintet, Nabori, De La Buena, and leading his Linda Jones, clarinet own jazz quartet. Eric has been fortuWCM faculty member since 1994. B.A. nate to experience performances and and M.M. Colorado State University in lessons with well-known artists such Performance. As a post-graduate stuas: Maynard Ferguson, Slide Hampton, dent, Ms. Jones did summer study with Brian Lynch, Jim Rotondi, Tito Puente Leon Russianoff and Stanley Hasty Jr., Eric Benet and Wynton Marsalis. Eric and also studied with Peter Hadcock was recently recognized in Jazzscope of the Boston Symphony. In addition magazine By David Hoffman as having to giving individual instruction at the “a gorgeous round sound on both the Conservatory, Ms. Jones conducts the trumpet and flugelhorn” and being Conservatory student clarinet choir “on his way to being a jazz giant.” Eric (“Linda’s Licorice Sticks”) and coaches also teaches at MYSO, Wauwatosa West the WCM Honors Woodwind QuinHigh School’s Jazz Ensemble and astet. She is the recipient of the Civic sisting the Wauwatosa West Marching Music Association’s 1996 “Certificate Band. In 2001 Eric released his debut of Excellence in Studio Music” and is a jazz CD entitled Inspiration which clarinetist and manager of Milwaukee’s features some of Milwaukee’s best jazz Festival City Symphony. musicians as well as New York trumpet sensation Brian Lynch. Eric is currently Karli Larson, oboe working on his second album and for WCM faculty since 2007. M.M., Oboe release in 2009. Performance, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music; Aaron Gardner, saxophone B.F.A., Music Education, University of WCM faculty member since 2005. B.A. Wisconsin-Milwaukee. While studying Berklee College of Music. Aaron studied at CCM, she was invited to perform at flute with Marie Sander and Berkeley the school’s opera and chamber music Fudge and saxophone with Joe Viola, program in Lucca, Italy. Karli won the George Garzone and Andy McGhee. festival’s concerto competition and Aaron returns to Milwaukee after performed Mozart’s Concerto in C performing and traveling the country Major with the festival’s orchestra. for the past 8 years with the New YorkSince she returned to Milwaukee, she based band ulu. He can be heard on WI Conservatory of Music | wcmusic.org 13


M U S I C I A N B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) their four recordings on the Harmonized, Catapult, Phoenix and Neva labels. Aaron is an accomplished teacher in both classical and jazz idioms. Maxon Day, trombone WCM faculty member since 2002. MM, and BFA from UW-Milwaukee. Mr. Day is an active trombonist, conductor, and composer, and currently serves as Director of the Conservatory Connections program and Chair of the Woodwind and Brass department. A committed and experienced private instructor he formerly taught at the Waukesha County Conservatory of Music and served as Music Director for SafeZone Community Art Center, Director of Jazz at Wauwatosa West High School, Associate Conductor for the UWM Youth Wind Ensembles and UWM Bands, Interim Director for Music From Almost Yesterday, Director of the UWM Panther Band and taught theory and general music for UWM. Jason Behr, guitar New WCM faculty member 2009. M.M. in classical guitar performance, Peck School of the Arts, UW-Milwaukee; B.F.A., UW-Milwaukee in collaboration with the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. Since the age of 18, Mr. Behr has been an active teacher and performer in the Milwaukee metropolitan area. While studying under Professor Rene Izquierdo, Mr. Behr was afforded the opportunity to participate in master classes by guitarists including The Assad Brothers, Jorge Caballero, Jerome

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Ducharme, Marcin Dylla, Manty Ellis, Pino Forastiere, Evgenij Gridiushko, Michael Gulezian, William Kanengiser, Leo Kottke, The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet, Rudy Linka, Billy McLaughlin, Lorenzo Micheli, Jorge Morel, Michael Partington, David Russel, John Wunsch, Xuefei Yang, and Andrew Zohn, among others. In 2008, Mr. Behr was asked by composer Carlos Rivera to record Cancion, his acclaimed solo work for classical guitar. In 2009, composer and guitarist Št?pán Rak requested Mr. Behr to perform the American premiere of his new work titled Royal Suite, set for a later date. In addition to teaching and performing, Mr. Behr is the executive director of the Wisconsin Guitar Society. LaRita Craft, piano WCM faculty member since 2009. LaRita holds a Bachelor’s degree in music from Goshen College and a Master’s degree in Piano Performance from the Kansas City Conservatory where she studied with Dr. Robert Weirich. Having also completed a minor in Piano Pedagogy from Goshen College, LaRita has been teaching piano lessons and classes for five years in different places, including the Goshen Community School of the Arts, the Kansas City Conservatory as a graduate teaching assistant, as well as many private students in both Kansas City and Goshen. LaRita enjoys collaborating with other musicians formally and informally on both piano and accordion.


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The mission of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music is to provide the finest music education and performance opportunities to aspiring professional musicians and anyone desiring cultural enrichment and self-fulfillment. Prospect Avenue Main Branch 1584 North Prospect Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53202 Phone: 414-276-5760 Fax: 414-276-6076 Web Site: www.wcmusic.org info@wcmusic.org RiverPoint Village Center Branch 8705A N. Port Washington Road, Fox Point Sharon Lynne Wilson Center Branch 19805 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield Hours, Student Services and Registration Prospect Avenue: Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. – 9:30 p.m. Friday: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music is a member of:

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Katharine A. Mallin Gregory Marcus Robert G. Petrie, Jr. Glen Ponczak John D. Rumpf Mary Alice Wann Ralph Weber Terrence R. Wilkinson James A. Wolter TRUSTEES EMERITUS Marianne H. Epstein Terry A. Hueneke The Honorable Vel Phillips

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WC M K E Y P L A Y E R S C A M PA I G N For over a century the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music has been the area’s music source. With an outstanding teachers and a full range of inspired performances we invite you to envision the ways the Conservatory plays an active role in our communities. From infants to teens, young adults to retirees, the Conservatory has programs for beginners as well as for accomplished musicians – and everyone in between – in a variety of musical genres. Research shows that the young and not-soyoung alike benefit from music. How wonderful that something so fun and emotionally rewarding is also good for us! We encourage you to become a donor to our Key Players Annual Campaign and support “Music for Every Stage” for our entire community! Gifts to the Annual Campaign come from individuals, companies and foundations to provide for the Conservatory’s annual needs. Gifts may be unrestricted (used for the greatest need) or targeted to a specific program. All gifts provide much needed support, which we greatly appreciate. Special giving levels include:

Contributor $25 - $99

WCM Library Card

Player $100 - $249

Recognition in the annual report Invitation to the Annual Meeting (January 27, 2011) Invitation to the Key Players Concert (April 5, 2011)

Principal Player $250 - $499

Invitation to Master Classes/Classroom Concerts Lobby recognition at the Prospect Ave. Location

Major Player $500 - $999

Honors Recital Reception (May 1, 2011)

Key Club $1,000-$4,999

Private reception before a performance Complimentary use of Prospect Board Room*

Patron $5,000 - $9,999

VIP parking space before performances

Leadership Circle $10,000 +

Our complimentary rental of the recital hall* Customized benefits are available upon request

*Pending Space Availability Each giving level builds on the previously listed benefits. All benefits are based on the fiscal year (Sept. 1 - Aug. 31) Questions? Call Kristie Minnickel @ 414 276-5760 or visit our web site at www.wcmusic.org.

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K E Y P L A Y E R S A N N UA L C A M PA I G N Our heartfelt thanks to the following donors of $250 + between September 1, 2009 and September 9, 2010. We regret that there is not enough space to list all of our generous donors. Leadership Circle $10,000 + Anonymous Donor William and Carol Gehl Katharine and Sandy Mallin Julia and David Uihlein, Jr. Terrence and Catherine Wilkinson Wisconsin Conservatory Faculty and Staff Corporate and Foundation Donors Eric D. Batterman Memorial Grant The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation Elizabeth A. Brinn Foundation The Marjorie L. Christiansen Foundation Elizabeth Elser Doolittle Charitable Trusts Greater Milwaukee Foundation Dr. Abraham B. and Irma F. Schwartz Fund The Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation M&I Foundation Milwaukee County Arts Program (CAMPAC) Northwestern Mutual Foundation Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation Wisconsin Arts Board Patron $5,000 - $9,999 Mary C. Corcoran Mr. Adam Dohmen and Ms. Linda Thomas Mr. Lee P. Hackett Mary and Sam Wann Corporate and Foundation Donors Anonymous Family Foundation City of Milwaukee Arts Board Ralph Evinrude Foundation Greater Milwaukee Foundation Donald and Barbara Abert Fund Adelaide F. Banaszynski Memorial Fund Mary C. Corcoran Music Scholarship Fund Harley-Davidson Foundation Dorothy Inbusch Foundation Johnson Controls Foundation The Bert L. & Patricia S. Steigleder Charitable Trust

Key Club $1,000 - $4,999 Lee Berthelsen William and Tammy Bonifas Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bourgeois Greg Chrisafis City of Milwaukee Employees Ms. Karen Deschere Mr. and Mrs. James Duca John and Mary Emory Alan and Patty Giuffre Mrs. Judy Goetz Edward J. Hammond and Marcia P. Brooks Ms. Stacy Herzing Mr. Stephen C. Hinkle Jim and Laura Holtz Mr. Sanford Horwitt Ms. Mary S. Kamps Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Laskin Mr. and Mrs. Greg Marcus Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Employees Stephen and Susan Ragatz Dr. Lucille Rosenberg Audra and John D. Rumpf Dr. and Mrs. Robert Saichek Ms. Mary M. Tenwinkel Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Weber Mr. Wilfred Wollner Corporate and Foundation Donors Baird & Co. Foundation Cramer Coil & Transformer Co., Inc. Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Fund Cyganiak Planning, Inc. Data Financial, Inc. Ralph Evinrude Foundation Gardner Foundation Gass Weber Mullins, LLC Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. Greater Milwaukee Foundation Terry A. Hueneke Fund Camille and Adolph G. Laubenstein Fund Luedke-Smith Fund William Stark Jones Foundation Kolaga Family Charitable Trust Marcus Corporation Foundation Merrill Foundation Milwaukee Jazz Experience MGIC The Penworthy Company WI Conservatory of Music | wcmusic.org 19


K E Y P L A Y E R S A N N UA L C A M PA I G N ( c o n t .) Clare M. Peters Charitable Trust PPC Foundation Rexnord Foundation, Inc. Will Ross Memorial Foundation Service Club of Milwaukee Target Stores Major Player $500 - $999 Mr. and Mrs. Robert L. Banner III Donald and Donna Baumgartner Mr. and Mrs. Rick Bliss Ms. Marcia Blonder Ms. Patricia Borger Mr. John Byrnes Ms. Geralyn Cannon City of Milwaukee Community Development Employees Mr. Matthew Connolly Thomas and Carolyn Davies Miriam and Matthew Fleming Dr. Jeffrey A. Foran and Dr. Vanessa M. Barnabei Renne Herzing and Rene Burkard Ken and Melinda Krei Mr. Charles S. Marn and Ms. Kathleen Hawkins Ms. Mary Mowbray and Mr. Roland Schneider Mr. David K. and Gail E. Nelson Frank Neubauer Lucia and Pete Petrie Ms. Sue Ellen Readinger Sunny Schauer Rose E. Spang Mr. and Mrs. Jay L. Sorensen Paula and Vance Strother Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Thomas Mr. and Mrs. Larry Totsky Paul and Patricia Vogelsang Dr. Travis Webb Mr. Benjamin Zabor Herb Zien and Linda Levins Corporate and Foundation Donors Constance P. Godfrey 2004 Trust Greater Milwaukee Assoc. of Realtors Youth Foundation, Inc. Herbert H. Kohl Charities, Inc Camille A. Lonstorf Trust Principal Player $250 - $499 Anonymous Donor Mr. and Mrs. Al Altman Mr. and Mrs. F. Michael Arnow Mr. and Mrs. James Barry Jr. 20 WI Conservatory of Music | wcmusic.org

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Booth Lucile Cohn Mr. William Eastham Mr. and Mrs. Russell Eisenberg Ms. Jennifer Engel Kenneth and Ann Germanson Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Hammond Mr. William Hartzel Ms. Mary E. Hauser Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Heeren Mr. and Mrs. David Hildeman Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jacob Mr. Peter Joneth Mary and Ted Kellner Valerie Kensler Ms. Cathi Kissinger Mr. and Mrs. Martin Krebs Ms. Helge K. Lee & Ms. Linda Lee Mrs. Jane A. Matheus Ms. Elizabeth McManus Milwaukee Public Museum Employees Mr. John Moha Yannique Purlman Ms. Marynell Regan Ms. Martha Rogers Mr. and Mrs. Michael Schmitz Mr. Christopher Schultz Ms. Carol Schwartz Mr. and Mrs. Jason Steigman Mr. Ronald Taylor Mr. Peter Topczewski Mr. and Mrs. Jim Tynion Dr. Antoinette M. Walter and Mr. Kenneth R. Walter Dr. and Mrs. David Zersen Corporate and Foundation Donors Butler Tool Incorporated Endowment Donors Mr. and Mrs. Henry Herzing Mr. Joseph Pollack Matching Gift Companies Wisconsin Energy Corporation Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc.


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