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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT Happy 2011! As is tradition at the start of the New Year, we at the Conservatory have made a resolution meant to last the full twelve months. But far from the nearly always futile swearing off of sweets, or some similar mandate based in negativism, we have pledged ourselves wholly to the redoubling of our efforts in the advocacy of the tremendous benefits of music education. With further cutbacks looming and economic uncertainty lingering, it is more important than ever that we work not just to sustain but to grow support for the idea of a well-rounded education—one that includes the arts—to ensure the future promise of a vital and creative workforce, creating a better society for us all. Many of you know that the Conservatory provided music education to over 14,000 students in Milwaukee Public, Charter and Choice schools last year. While that figure is impressive and we are most definitely proud of that achievement, it was not until we reviewed the most recent student survey evaluations that we truly appreciated the real-life impact of our programming. Not only did an overwhelming majority of students feel that they received a solid, motivating and rewarding education, but 86% agreed that the music education we provided helped them feel more creative and self-confident. As icing on the cake, 96% agreed that studying music helped them to take responsibility for their own learning and taught them the importance of discipline. Clearly these are important life lessons—analysis and synthesis, listening and patience, teamwork and leadership—and, in this case, the students became the teachers by reminding us once again of all the intrinsic and essential skills music education imparts. Benjamin Britten spoke of the “Holy Triangle” between composer, performer and listener, and how dependent we are on each other to create a wonderful music experience. Thanks to you for being such great listeners, for without you our perfect triad would be incomplete. We’ve got a great lineup of concerts during these winter months—including Latin Jazz, Schnittke and Shostakovich, original Jazz compositions, and Joe Ketchum’s electrified string ensemble featuring Xeno, former frontman of Cheap Trick—so take your rightful place with us and enjoy a wide diversity of wonderful music! Best wishes for a safe, healthy and happy New Year, Karen Deschere President & CEO The Conservatory of Music would like to thank the following sponsors for making all of these concerts possible. “Music for Every Stage” begins with your generosity...

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The Latin Side of Lee Morgan Thursday, January 20, 2011 | 7:30 pm Eric Jacobson, trumpet
 Mark O’Connor, tenor saxophone Mark Davis, piano
 Jim Paolo, bass
 David Bayles, drums
 Robert Figueroa, percussion Music Selections to Include: Search for the New Land Hocus Pocus The Gigolo The Raja Mr. Kenyatta Ceora Totem Pole Zambia The Sidewinder Party Time Two. A.M. (original song by Eric Jacobson for Lee Morgan) The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts

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BIOGR APHIES 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 own jazz quartet. Eric has been fortunate to experience performances and lessons with numerous well-known artists, including Maynard Ferguson, Slide Hampton, Brian Lynch, Jim Rotondi, Tito Puente Jr., Eric Benet, and Wynton Marsalis. Eric was recently recognized in Jazzscope magazine by David Hoffman as having “a gorgeous round sound on both the trumpet and flugelhorn” and “on his way to being a jazz giant.” Eric also teaches at MYSO, Wauwatosa West High School’s Jazz Ensemble and assists the Wauwatosa West Marching Band. In 2001 Eric released his debut jazz CD entitled Inspiration which features some of Milwaukee’s best jazz musicians as well as New York trumpet sensation Brian Lynch. Eric is currently working on his second album. Mark O’Connor, tenor saxophone Since moving to Chicago in 1996, Mark O’Connor has amassed an impressive musical resume, sharing stages with notable local and national talent including Chris Brubeck, Orbert Davis, Larry Gray, Rufus Reid, Arturo Sandoval and more. O’Connor’s Austin area roots provided him with valuable formative training through the solid private instruction of sax men Greg Wilson and Alex Coke, who introduced him to local jam sessions at a young age. He studied music at University of North Texas with Jeff Antoniuk and Jay Miglia, as well as improvisation with leading jazz educators Dan Haerle and Fred Hamilton. After graduating from UNT in the spring of 1994, O’Connor accepted a graduate teaching assistantship at Eastern Illinois University, where he studied jazz improvisation with producer Maegdlin (then teaching at the university), and New Orleans piano luminary Henry Butler. O’Connor released the CD “Mirage” in 2003. Mark Davis, piano 
 WCM faculty member since 1992. B.S., with honors, Skidmore College. Mr. Davis is Jazz Department 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.”

 Jim Paolo, bass WCM faculty member since 1981. Bachelor of Music Degree in Jazz Performance. Regional Freelance performer and teacher as well as leader of his own small ensembles. Has performed with top jazz artists in the United States including Buddy Montgomery, Melvin Rhyne, Frank Morgan, Berkeley Fudge, David Hazeltine, Brian Lynch, Manty Ellis, Wille Pickens, Ali Ryerson, Greg Abate, Von Freeman and Henry Johnson. Can be heard on the CD “On the Edge” with The Luis Diaz Quintet ,WYMS radio sampler CD with Berkeley Fudge on “On a Misty Night” and Jeanne Woodall’s “ It’s Never too Late”. Currently, on faculty teaching Jazz Bass , Theory and Performance at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Private teaching, and clinician for the Jazz Experience for Milwaukee Public Schools, various colleges. 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. Dave’s orchestral credits include timpani with the Rome Festival Orchestra and percussion with the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra. 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. Wisconsin Conervatory of Music 3


12 String Serenade Sunday, January 30, 2011 | 3pm George Lindquist, guitar
 with special guest artist Javier Calderón, guitar Suite of Ancient Dances

Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710) arr. by Abel Carlavaro

Javier Calderón Fandanguillo Nocturno Turegano

Federico Moreno-Torroba (1891-1982) George Lindquist INTERMISSION

Petite Suite, “The Children’s Corner” I Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum II Jimbo’s Lullaby III Serenade for the doll IV The snow is dancing V The little shepherd VI Golliwogg’s cake-walk

Claude Debussy (1862-1918) arr. by Ansgar Krause


 Oriental, No. 2 from Cantos de Espana, Op. 232 Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909) arr. by L. Oltman and M. Newman Dance of the Corregidor, from “The Three Cornered Hat” Manuel De Falla 
 The Fisherman’s Song (1876-1946) The Miller’s Dance, from “The Three Cornered Hat” arr. by Graciano Tarrago Javier Calderón and George Lindquist, guitars The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts

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BIOGR APHIES George Lindquist, guitar
 George Lindquist has been one of the foremost teachers of classical guitar in southern Wisconsin for more than 30 years. He has been on the faculty of the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music since 1972, where he teaches classical guitar and related subjects. He also teaches classical guitar and directs guitar ensembles at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and at the U.W. Parkside in Kenosha. As a performing classical guitarist, he has been a member of several ensembles, including a classical guitar trio, a flute and guitar duo, and a guitar and harpsichord duo. He also has a degree in musicology and occasionally performs on the lute and baroque guitar. He has performed at universities, colleges, music societies, public libraries, recital halls and private venues throughout Wisconsin and Illinois and on Wisconsin Public Radio. He has also given many performances in the public schools sponsored by Young Audiences of Wisconsin. Mr. Lindquist received a Master of Music Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Bachelor of Arts from Carthage College in both Music and Business Administration with a Diploma in classical guitar performance. He is one of the guitarists featured on the CD “Milwaukee Guitar: Strictly Solo” and can be heard on recordings with the Master Singers of Milwaukee and the Festival Choir of Madison. Mr. Lindquist is a former board member of the Milwaukee Classical Guitar Society and is past Associate Archivist of the Guitar Foundation of America.

Javier Calderón, guitar 
 At age seventeen Javier Calderón thrilled the audience of his native city of La Paz, Bolivia the evening he played with the Bolivian National Symphony Orchestra. He was then invited to the Marlboro Music Festival in Vermont. Soon after, Andres Segovia awarded the young guitarist a scholarship to study under his tutelage in Spain. One of the most expressive guitarists of our time, Javier Calderón now tours extensively in the United States, Europe, South America and the Far East. He appears regularly as concert soloist with orchestras including the St. Louis and Atlanta Symphonies and the Minnesota Orchestra and in solo recitals throughout the world. Javier Calderón has performed chamber music concerts with cellist Yo Yo Ma and been featured at numerous international music festivals. Eloquent interpretations and the ability to draw a fascinating variety of sounds from the guitar characterize Calderón’s unique style. Audiences in New York’s Carnegie Hall; Madrid, Buenos Aires, Taipei, Bonn, Mexico City, and Seoul have been spellbound by his flawless technique and moved by his sensitivity and musicianship. His concerts have been broadcast by PBS in the United States, Radio Television Española in Europe and by the Voice of America in Latin America. Javier Calderón holds the position of Professor at the University of WisconsinMadison (USA) School of Music, where he founded and heads the guitar program.

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All Our Own Thursday, February 3, 2011 | 7:30 pm Jamie Breiwick, trumpet
 Jason Goldsmith*, tenor saxophone Paul Silbergleit, guitar
 Mark Davis, piano
 Jeff Hamann, bass
 David Bayles, drums *guest artist 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 nationally recognized artists, including Carl Allen, Willie Pickens, George Braith, Rick Germanson, Dan Nimmer, Rob Wilkerson, Pete Zimmer, and John Sullivan. Jamie is also 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). Jamie’s music has been featured on Milwaukee’s 88.9 WMSE as well as on the nationally syndicated NPR broadcast Says You! Jamie holds a degree in music education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and has been the director of bands at Maple Dale School in Fox Point, WI since 2002. In addition to teaching middle school band, Jamie is the adjunct trumpet instructor at Cardinal Stritch University and at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, positions he has held since 2005. His first CD released in 2006 Song To a Rose features some of the regions top call jazz musicians, including Curt Hanrahan - alto/tenor sax, Steve Einerson - piano, Joe Sanders - bass, and Sam Monroe - drums. Song to a Rose was featured as one of the top ten of 2008 by Paul J. Youngman of jazzreview.com. Jamie has a new CD entitled 5&6 just released in 2010. Jason Goldsmith, tenor saxophone Jason Goldsmith is a fourth generation musician who started playing piano at age three. Jason attended UW-Whitewater, where he received his bachelor’s degree in saxophone performance under the tutelage of Maynard Ferguson alum Steve Wiest, who is currently professor of jazz at North Texas University. Jason moved to Milwaukee in 2003 and has performed with local bands, including The Booze Brothers, Cold Sweat, Paradise String Band, The Paul Silbergleit Quintet, The Milwaukee Jazz Orchestra, Rockin’ Robins, The Pipe Circus, and The Acid Sextet. Currently, Jason can be heard playing his sax locally with The North Coast Orchestra, with polka icon Steve Meisner, and, of course, with the All-Star SUPERband. 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. He has worked as a clinician and jazz festival judge in the Milwaukee, Kenosha and Waukesha public schools as well as at UW-Milwaukee, UW-Madison and UW-Green Bay. 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. Wisconsin Conervatory of Music 7


Monday, February 7, 2011 | 7:30 pm Jeanyi Kim, violin Alexander “Sascha” Mandl, violin Nathan Hackett, viola Adrien Zitoun, cello

String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110 Largo Allegro molto Allegretto Largo Largo String Quartet No. 1, Op. 62 “Already It Is Dusk”

D. Shostakovich (1906-1975)

H. Górecki (1933-2010)

INTERMISSION String Quartet in C major, Op. 59 No. 3 “Razumovsky” Andante con moto - Allegro vivace Andante con moto quasi Allegretto Menuetto - Grazioso Allegro molto


L. van Beethoven (1770-1827)

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PHILOMUSICA BIOGR APHIES Jeanyi Kim, violin Jeanyi Kim is the Associate Concertmaster (Third Chair) of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Concertmaster of the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra. As an orchestral musician, the Toronto native has performed in illustrious venues around the world, including Carnegie Hall, the Barbican Centre, Salle Pleyel, and the Concertgebouw. She has been a Guest Assistant Leader of the London Symphony Orchestra under Valery Gergiev. The recipient of the Yale Bach Society Award and the Stuart Walker Memorial Scholarship, Kim holds a doctorate degree from Yale University, from which she also earned her MMA, MM and BA degrees. Her major teachers include Erick Friedman, Kyung Yu, Berl Senofsky, and Rebecca Henry. Dr. Kim has been a faculty member of the Elm City ChamberFest and the Eleazar de Carvalho Festival in Brazil. Alexander Mandl, violin Alexander Mandl has been acclaimed as one of the foremost violinists and conductors of Brazil. He has appeared worldwide in renowned venues such as Weill at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and Memorial Hall of Latin America with conductors such as Gunther Herbig, Krystof Penderecki and Eleazar de Carvalho. He is the Concertmaster of the Kenosha Symphony and Assistant Concertmaster of the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra. A recipient of the prestigious Ivan Galamian Award, Mandl holds a doctorate degree from UWMadison, and degrees from Yale University and Carnegie-Mellon University. His major teachers include Vartan Manoogian, Sidney Harth, Erick Friedman, and Robert McDuffie. An avid chamber musician and teacher, Dr. Mandl holds faculty positions at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, UW-Parkside, the Wisconsin Lutheran College, Elm City ChamberFest, and the Eleazar de Carvalho Festival in Brazil.

Nathan Hackett, viola Violist Nathan Hackett is a proud member of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra. During the 2007-08 season, he served as its Co-Assistant Principal violist. He is Principal violist of both the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra and Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra. Also very active as a chamber musician, Mr. Hackett performs with many of Milwaukee’s leading musicians in recital series for the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, Wisconsin Lutheran College and most recently Chamber Music Milwaukee, with University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee faculty and MSO musicians. While a student at UWM, Mr. Hackett studied viola with Jerry Horner and chamber music with members of the Fine Arts Quartet. Other influential teachers have been Peter Slowik and Burton Kaplan. Adrien Zitoun, cello Cellist Adrien Zitoun joined the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in 2001. That year, as a member of the Eusia String Quartet, he was awarded the Gold medal at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition. In his native land of France, Mr. Zitoun studied musicology at the University of Sorbonne in Paris for one year, before being accepted into the National Superior Conservatory of Music in Lyon, where he studied cello with Yvan Chiffoleau. At this time, he also played with the Ensemble Orchestral de Mâcon and Symphony Orchestra of Lyon-Villerbanne and taught at the Privas and Brignais School of Music. In 1996, he obtained scholarships that enabled him to continue his music studies in the United States. Here, Mr. Zitoun earned his Artist Diploma and a Masters of Music from Indiana University, where he studied with Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi and Janós Starker. An active teacher, Mr. Zitoun is on the faculty at Wisconsin Lutheran College, and has a handful of dedicated private students. Wisconsin Conervatory of Music 9


Songs from the Heart Sunday, February 13, 2011 | 3:00 pm Jenny Gettel and Kathleen Matts, soprano Nathan Wesselowski, tenor J. Mark Baker and Phillip Pearl, baritone Teresa Drews and Linda O’Brien, piano Come, let us leave the town from The Fairy Queen Baigne d’eau from Thaïs Kathleen Matts, Phillip Pearl To Julia Op. 8 Prelude The Bracelet The Maiden Blush To Daisies The Night Piece Julia’s Hair Interlude Cherry Ripe

Henry Purcell (1659-1695) Jules Massenet (1842-1912) Roger Quilter (1877-1953)

Nathan Wesselowski Come away, come sweet love Go crystal tears Sorrow, stay Now, O now I needs must part

John Dowland (1563-1626) Jenny Gettel

Io son rico e tu sei bella from L’elisir d’amore

Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848) Jenny Gettel, Phillip Pearl INTERMISSION

A Gershwin Medley

Arr. Haydon & Lyke Teresa Drews and Linda O’Brien

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Oh! Susanna Gentle Lena Clare If You’ve Only Got a Moustache Beautiful Dreamer

Stephen C. Foster (1826-1864) J. Mark Baker

Ah, my darling, we could grow together from The Bartered Bride The Warthog

Bedrich Smetana (1824-1884) Michael Flanders & (1922-1975) Donald Swann (1923-1994)

Kathleen Matts You’re Just In Love from Call Me Madam Perhaps Love

Irving Berlin (1888-1989) John Denver (1943-1997)

Kathleen Matts, Nathan Wesselowski Much More They Were You from The Fantasticks

Harvey Schmidt (b. 1929) Jenny Gettel, J. Mark Baker

Haste on, my joys! *

George Butterworth (1885-1916)

Phillip Pearl Au fond du temple saint From Les Pêcheurs de Perles Nathan Wesselowski, J. Mark Baker

Georges Bizet (1838-1875)

*North American Premiere The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts

BIOGR APHIES Jenny Gettel, soprano WCM faculty member since 2002. M.M. Vocal Performance, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana; B.M. Choral Education, Lawrence University. Ms. Gettel is soprano soloist with the chamber group Great Lakes Baroque. She also served as principal soprano soloist with Ensemble Musical Offering, where she worked with Stanley Ritchie, Marion Verbruggen, Joshua Rifkin and other Baroque specialists. Ms. Gettel has appeared as soloist with Present Music, Bach Chamber Choir, Racine Symphony and Skylight Opera, where she

performed in a cycle of Monteverdi operas under the direction of Stephen Wadsworth. Ms. Gettel taught voice at Alverno College, general music at New World Montessori, 81st Street School and in the Whitefish Bay Public Schools. She is a founding member of the a cappella group Polyhymnia and is director of contemporary music at St. Boniface Episcopal Church in Mequon.

 Kathleen Matts, soprano WCM faculty member since 1993. M.M., Wisconsin Conservatory of Music; B.M., Wisconsin Conervatory of Music 11


B I O G R A P H I E S ( c o n t .) UW-Madison. Soprano and choral conductor. Soloed with most Milwaukee choruses and orchestras throughout Wisconsin, including the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, and has performed many leading opera and musical theatre roles. Among her Skylight Opera Theatre roles are Eurydice/Musica roles in Wadsworth’s original “Orfeo,” “The Stronger” by H. Weisgall—an opera for solo soprano—and the title role in Tchaikovsky’s “Iolanta.” Credits include: co-founder, Circlestage Musical Theatre Academy; Theatre Arts coordinator, Congregation Emanuel B’nai Jeshurun; Cardinal Stritch University Choir Director and voice instructor; and many years of directing music for area Lutheran Churches. Currently, she is Founder and Artistic Director of the Ad Hoc Vocal Ensemble.
 Nathan Wesselowski, tenor WCM faculty member since 2010. Nathan received his Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas, and his Master of Music in Voice Performance from The Cleveland Institute of Music in Cleveland, Ohio. Since moving to Milwaukee in 2002 Nathan has been working in Skylight Opera Theatre’s education outreach writing operas with 6th graders at Tippecanoe School and Golda Meir School. Nathan has been performing opera and music theatre professionally for 14 years. Some of his credits include singing with Lyric Opera Cleveland, Cleveland Opera, Skylight Opera Theatre, Florentine Opera, The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, Ash Lawn Highland Summer Festival, Mill Mountain Theatre, The Fireside, In Tandem Theatre, First Stage Children’s Theatre, Bialystock and Bloom, and Sunset Playhouse. J. Mark Baker, baritone WCM faculty member since 2006. DMA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; MM, Illinois State University; BM, University of Montevallo (AL). J. Mark Baker is an experienced singer, choral conductor, church musician, and music educator. As a professional member of the Chicago Symphony Chorus he sang under the direction of today’s leading conductors and was a recipient of the CSC’s Margaret Hillis Foundation scholarship for continuing vocal studies. Locally, he has been the baritone soloist in performances of Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, Mozart’s Solemn Vespers, Fauré’s Requiem, and Ariel Ramirez’s Misa Criolla, among others. As a music editor, Dr. Baker has prepared a five-volume Anthology of Italian Opera, a four-volume set of Mozart opera arias, and the collected songs of Maurice Ravel. 12 Wisconsin Conervatory of Music

Phillip Pearl, baritone WCM faculty member since 1994. M.M. Opera, University of Wisconsin; B.F.A. Music and Theatre, UW-Milwaukee. Mr. Pearl has studied with Karlos Moser, Kammersanger Jean Cox, Anna Reynolds, Mimmi Fulmer, Lenore Lynde Horsman, and Richard Winter. He was one of eleven people chosen nationwide to participate in “Masterclasses in the Art of Singing Wagner,” has sung major operatic and oratorio roles throughout Wisconsin, and has recorded for Wisconsin Public Radio and The Symposium for Church Composers. His directing credits include extensive work with children’s theatre and many opera company productions. Teresa Drews, piano WCM faculty member since 2003. MM in piano performance, Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University; BM cum laude in piano performance, Northwestern University. Member, Pi Kappa Lambda. At the Conservatory, Ms. Drews maintains a large private piano studio and also teaches group piano classes for children through adult. Through Conservatory Connections, she has taught general music and piano to K4-12th grade students at Holy Redeemer Christian Academy and the Daniels-Mardak Boys and Girls Club, as well as serving as the piano teacher for the “Mature Musicians” program at Alexian Village. An active performer in the Milwaukee area, she often collaborates with WCM faculty and other area musicians and is the staff accompanist at Alverno College. She has studied with Sylvia Wang, Ann Schein, and Seth Knopp, and performed in master classes by David Burge and Menahem Pressler. Prior to moving to Milwaukee, Ms. Drews taught piano in Baltimore, Maryland at the Friends School and The Music Workshop. Linda O’Brien, piano
 WCM faculty member since 2008. MA in music and BA with honors in piano performance and choral/general music from Ball State University. Piano study with Pia Sebastiani. A Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, and member of the National Guild of Piano Teachers Hall of Fame, Ms. O’Brien has been teaching piano to students of all ages for over 25 years. Active as a performer, accompanist and adjudicator, she also teaches general music for the Connections Program. Prior to moving to Milwaukee, Ms. O’Brien taught piano and served as college choir accompanist at UW-Sheboygan. She was also active in the SSO organization, playing piano and harpsichord in the orchestra and serving as accompanist for the Symphony Singers.


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Marketing Angela Morgan, Marketing & Events Manager Mary Dally-Muenzmaier, Communications Coordinator Music Therapy Bonnie Jean Barczak, Director Student Services Rachel Fritz, Manager Joshua Cameron, Coordinator Scott Schmidt, Assistant Elise Pennington, Assistant Raymond Mueller, Librarian Donald Williams, Facilities Greg Darga and Steve Haynes, Facilities

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B OA R D O F T R U S T E E S Carol A. Gehl, Chair James F. Holtz, Vice Chair James F. Duca II, Treasurer Kurt J. Thomas, Secretary William H. Bonifas, Past Chair Robert L. Banner III Patricia A. Borger Robert C. Bourgeois Elizabeth L. Elser Miriam Fleming Michael Ford Alan Giuffre Edward J. Hammond

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

K E Y P L A Y E R S A N N UA L C A M PA I G N 2 010 – 2 011 Our heartfelt thanks to the following donors of $250 + between September 1, 2010 and December 10, 2010. We regret that there is not enough space to list all of our generous donors. Leadership Circle $10,000+ Katharine and Sandy Mallin Wisconsin Conservatory Faculty and Staff Corporation and Foundation Donors Eric D. Batterman Memorial Grant Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation Marjorie L. Christiansen Foundation Elizabeth Elser Doolittle Charitable Trusts Greater Milwaukee Foundation Dr. Abraham B. and Irma F. Schwartz Fund Richard and Ethel Herzfeld Foundation M&I Foundation Milwaukee County Arts Program (CAMPAC) Wisconsin Arts Board Patron $5,000 - $9,999 Corporation and Foundation Donors Anonymous Family Foundation Ralph Evinrude Foundation Forest County Potawatomi Community Foundation Harley-Davidson Foundation Maihaugen Foundation Milwaukee Arts Board Key Club $1,000 - $4,999 City of Milwaukee Community Development Employees Marianne H. Epstein Judith J. Goetz Mrs. Mary S. Kamps Stephen and Susan Ragatz Kurt and Lynda Thomas Corporation and Foundation Donors ACMP- The Chamber Music Network Baird & Co. Foundation Cramer Coil & Transformer Co., Inc. Cyganiak Planning, Inc. Data Financial, Inc. Gardner Foundation Greater Milwaukee Foundation Luedke-Smith Fund

Marcus Corporation Foundation Service Club of Milwaukee Target Stores Woman’s Club of Wisconsin Major Players $500 - $999 Joyce and Al Altman Steve and Melanie Booth Alan and Patty Giuffre Mary and Sam Wann Corporation and Foundation Donors Albert J. and Flora H. Ellinger Foundation Greater Milwaukee Assoc. of Realtors Youth Foundation, Inc. Johnson Bank Principal Players $250 -$499 Anonymous Donor Mike and Laura Arnow John and Kay Crichton Mr. and Mrs. Russell Eisenberg Dr. Jeffrey A. Foran and Dr. Vanessa M. Barnabei Mr. and Mrs. Glen Hackmann Mary and Lawrence LeBlanc Mr. Helge K. Lee and Linda Lee Mrs. Jane A. Matheus Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Employees Phoebe and Stuart Parsons Mr. and Mrs. Michael Schmitz Paula and Vance Strother Mr. and Mrs. Larry Totsky Mr. and Mrs. Paul Vogelsang Dr. Antoinette M. Walter and Mr. Kenneth R. Walter Dr. David Zersen and Mrs. Julie Zersen Endowment Donors Lee Berthelsen Matching Gift Companies Wisconsin Energy Corporation Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc. Wisconsin Conervatory of Music 15


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