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Welcome to the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music! More than 100 amazing teaching artists bring world-class music education and performance to nurture and inspire musicians of all ages and abilities, regardless of means. During your visit we invite you to explore the historic McIntosh|Goodrich mansion and to chat with our staff and faculty. Perhaps you’ll find a music appreciation or performance class that sparks your interest. Or ask about arranging a sample lesson in voice or the instrument of your choice. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or an experience instrumentalist looking to hone your jazz improvisation skills, the Conservatory can help to match you with just the right teacher. Thanks again for coming – and enjoy the performance! SPRING CONCERT C ALENDAR January 27 Philomusica String Quartet...............................................................................................................page 3 February 6 We Six Jazz Sextet.................................................................................................................................page 4 February 10 & 11 Prometheus Trio.....................................................................................................................................page 5 March 1 Raymond Mueller Presents the Romantic Legacy of the Classical Guitar.............wcmusic.org March 9 Michael Thiele Presents Piano Music from France: From Rameau to Ravel..........wcmusic.org March 20 We Six Jazz Sextet.................................................................................................................................page 6 April 28 & 29 Prometheus Trio.....................................................................................................................................page 7 May 1 We Six Trio with guest artist Charles McPherson, alto saxophone......................................page 8 May 5 Philomusica String Quartet with guest artist Rene Izquierdo, guitar.................................page 9 May 18 Frank Glazer in concert..................................................................................................................... page 10 June 14 Raymond Mueller Presents the Romantic Legacy of the Classical Guitar.............wcmusic.org Please refer to our website, www.wcmusic.org, or call (414) 276-5760 for more information regarding our concerts 2

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Monday, January 27, 2014 | 7:30pm Jeanyi Kim, violin Alexander “Sascha” Mandl, violin Nathan Hackett, viola Adrien Zitoun, cello Pavane and Chaconne Henry Purcell (1659-1695) String Quartet in G Major, Op. 18 No. 2 (1801) Ludwig van Beethoven Allegro (1770-1827) Adagio cantabile- Allegro-Tempo I Scherzo: Allegro Allegro molto, quasi presto Intermission Elegy for String Quartet (1946) Elliot Carter (1908-2012) String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41 No. 1 (1842) Robert Schumann Introduzione. Andante espressivo – Allegro (1810-1856) Scherzo. Presto Adagio Presto Artist biographies on page 11 & 12

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Chicago Calling: A Tribute to the Windy City Thursday, February 6, 2014 | 7:30pm Eric Jacobson, trumpet Eric Schoor, tenor saxophone Paul Silbergleit, guitar Mark Davis, piano Jeff Hamann, bass David Bayles, drums We Six pays tribute to Gene Ammons, Eddie Harris, Johnny Griffin and others who have emerged from Chicago’s thriving jazz scene Program to be announced from the stage. Artist biographies on page 14 & 15 Upcoming We Six performances: March 20—All Our Own May 1—The We Six Trio

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Monday, February 10 | 7:30pm Tuesday, February 11 | 11:00am Timothy Klabunde, violin Scott Tisdel, cello Stefanie Jacob, piano Variations on a Popular Viennese Tune, Op. 9 (1914) Allegretto assai sostenuto

Hans Gal (1890-1987)

Spring Music (1990) Aubade: Distant, motionless Toccata: Fast Fantasia Bagatelle: Smooth and simple Presto: Like the wind

  Ned Rorem (b. 1923)

INTERMISSION Piano Trio in F Minor, Op. 65 (1883) Allegro ma non troppo Allegretto grazioso Poco adagio Finale: Allegro con brio

Antonín Dvorák     (1841-1904)

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All Our Own Thursday, March 20, 2014 | 7:30pm Eric Jacobson, trumpet Eric Schoor, tenor saxophone Paul Silbergleit, guitar Mark Davis, piano Jeff Hamann, bass David Bayles, drums An annual favorite, this concert features original compositions and arrangements by group members Program to be announced from the stage. Artist biographies on page 14 & 15 Upcoming We Six performances May 1—The We Six Trio

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Monday, April 28, 2014 | 7:30pm Tuesday, April 29, 2014 | 7:30pm Timothy Klabunde, violin Scott Tisdel, cello Stefanie Jacob, piano Trio in A Major, Hob. XV: 35 (ca. 1764-65) Capriccio: Allegretto Menuet Finale: Allegro

Franz Josef Haydn (1732-1809)

Verklärte Nacht (1889, arr. 1932) Arnold SchÜnberg Sehr langsam (1874-1951) arr. Edward Steuermann (1892-1964) INTERMISSION Trio in B Major, Op. 8 (1854, revised 1889) Allegro con brio Scherzo: Allegro molto Adagio Allegro

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

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We Six Trio Thursday, May 1, 2014 | 7:30pm Mark Davis, piano Jeff Hamann, bass David Bayles, drums Charles McPherson, alto saxophone The We Six Trio welcomes Charles McPherson on alto saxophone for a special night of jazz in the Helen Bader Recital Hall Program to be announced from the stage. Artist biographies on page 14 & 15

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Monday, May 5, 2014 | 7:30pm Jeanyi Kim, violin Alexander “Sascha” Mandl, violin Nathan Hackett, viola Adrien Zitoun, cello Rene Izquierdo, guest guitarist Quartet for Strings, Op. 85 (1929) Amy Beach (1868-1944) String Quartet in F Major, Op. 135 (1826) Ludwig van Beethoven Allegretto (1770-1827) Vivace Lento assai, cantante e tranquilo Grave, ma non trappo tratto-- Allegro Intermission Guitar Quintet No. 4 in D Major “Fandango” (1798) Luigi Boccherini Pastorale (1743-1805) Allegro maestoso Grave assai Fandango Artist biographies on page 11 & 12

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Frank Glazer in concert Sunday, May 18, 2014 | 3pm Frank Glazer, piano

Toccata in C minor, BWV 911 J.S. Bach (1685-1750) 15 variations & Fugue, Op. 35 (“Eroica”) Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Intermission Sonata, Op. 1 Alban Berg (1885-1935) Jhala (1952) Alan Hovhaness (1911-2000) Turandots Frauengemach Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924) Hulán Bedřich Smetana (1824-1884) Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 35, Book 2 Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) Artist biographies on page 17

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PHILOMUSICA BIOGRAPHIES 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. In 2008, Kim, along with pianist Daniel del Pino, recorded for a Boosey & Hawkes book/CD compilation entitled, 10 Violin Solos from the Masters. 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 Brazilian violinist and conductor, Alexander Mandl, maintains a versatile career as soloist, conductor, chamber and orchestra musician, and educator. Mandl has performed worldwide at renowned halls, including Alice Tully, the Memorial of Latin America, Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, and Carnegie Music Hall. As a soloist and orchestra musician, he has collaborated with notable conductors, such as Eleazar de Carvalho, Gunther Herbig, Robert Shaw, and Krzysztof Penderecki. A dedicated and passionate chamber musician, Mandl has collaborated with eminent artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Jian Wang, Mathieu Dufour, Erick Friedman, Sidney Harth, Aldo Parisot, and Caio pagano. He is a founding member of the Philomusica Quartet, and Quintessence Piano Quintet, which performs in the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, with live broadcast on WFMT, Chicago. Mandl is the Concertmaster of the Kenosha Symphony and the Racine Symphony, and Assistant Concertmaster of the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra. Conducting posts include the Elm City ChamberFest orchestra, the Lakeshore Youth Philharmonic, and guest of the Paraiba Symphony in Brazil. A recipient of the prestigious Ivan Galamian, Andrew Carnegie Tradition, and the Yale Alumni awards, Mandl serves on the faculties of the UW-Parkside, Wisconsin Lutheran College, the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, and various festivals including the Sunflower Music Festival. In 2002, Mandl recorded for CD Baby’s Heavenly Lullabies dedicated to the orphans of 9/11, produced in New York City, and J.S. Bach’s E major concerto with the UFPB Chamber Orchestra (Brazil) under the direction of maestro Sidney Harth. A graduate of Yale University, Carnegie Mellon, and UW-Madison, Dr. Mandl has recently edited Leopoldo Miguez’s Violin Sonata Op. 14 and transcribed W. Kilar’s Orawa for Aldo Parisot and the Yale Cellos. 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 11


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College and most recently Chamber Music Milwaukee, with University of WisconsinMilwaukee 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. RENE IZQUIERDO BIOGRAPHY Rene Izquierdo, guitar Rene Izquierdo, a native from Cuba, graduated from the Guillermo Tomas, Amadeo Roldan Conservatory and Superior Institute of Art in Havana. In the United States, Mr. Izquierdo earned a Master of Music and an Artist Diploma degrees from the Yale University School of Music, where he studied with Benjamin Verdery. While at Yale he represented the university in an exchange program with the Conservatoire National de Musique et de Danse du Paris and worked with guitarists Olivie Chassain and Roland Dyens. Rene has appeared as a guest soloist and in chamber music concerts throughout the United States, Cuba and Europe. He has shared the stage with prestigious guitarists including Eliot Fisk, Benjamin Verdery and Jorge Morel, as well as renowned flutist Ransom Wilson, soprano Lucy Shelton, David Jolley and Paquito d’Rivera. Renowned composers such as Jorge Morel and Carlos R. Rivera have dedicated works to him. Mr. Izquierdo is a recipient of numerous awards. He is a winner of JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Competition in 2004, Extremadura International Guitar Competition, Schadt String competition, Stotsenberg International Guitar Competition among others. He is currently a professor of classical guitar at the Wisconsin State University in Milwaukee and an active solo performer and chamber musician. Rene has studied with Leo Brouwer, David Russell, Shin-Ichi Fukuda, Eli Kassner, Pepe Romero, Angel Romero, Carlos Barbosa-Lima, David Starobin, Eduardo Fernandez, Jorge Morel, Robert Beaser and Anthony Newman among others.

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PROMETHEUS BIOGRAPHIES Timothy Klabunde, violin WCM faculty member since 2005. Mr. Klabunde is the Assistant Principal Second Violin of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and has been an orchestra member since 1980. He was a violin and chamber music student of Leonard Sorkin, Abram Loft, Bernard Zaslav and George Sopkin (the Fine Arts Quartet) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Mr. Klabunde has served as Concertmaster for the Milwaukee Ballet and Milwaukee Civic Orchestras and has appeared as violin soloist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra and the Manitowoc Symphony. Chamber music appearances have included the Festival de Belles Artes in San Miguel, Mexico, live on WFMT Chicago’s Dame Myra Hess Series,  WPR broadcasts from Madison’s Elvejem and Chazen Art Museum and the Fourth Annual International String Quartet Competition in Evian, France. This year includes concerts at the Washington Island Music Festival and as a member of the Prometheus Trio at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.  Mr. Klabunde is an adjunct instructor of violin and a member of the Clarus piano trio at Cardinal Stritch University. Scott Tisdel, cello WCM faculty member since 2000. Associate Principal Cellist of the Milwaukee Symphony, has also served as Principal Cellist of the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra since his arrival in Milwaukee in 1987, and has appeared as soloist with both ensembles, as well as with the Waukesha and Manitowoc Symphonies and the Wisconsin Wind Orchestra. Prior to his arrival in Milwaukee, Mr. Tisdel served as Principal Cello of the Florida Orchestra in Tampa and was a member of both the Oakland and San Jose Symphony Orchestras in California. In addition to being the founding cellist of the Prometheus Trio, he was a founding member of the Conservatory’s Paganini Trio and the Strings in the Mountains Chamber Music Festival in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Mr. Tisdel has recorded for Arundax, CRI, Fleur de Son, the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music and Oris Records. Stefanie Jacob, pianist WCM faculty member since 1987. Stefanie Jacob made her solo debut with the Boston Pops at age 17 and her Carnegie Recital Hall debut in 1984. An avid chamber musician, she was twice awarded second prize at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and was awarded Indiana University’s Leo Weiner Prize for Chamber Music. Ms. Jacob has performed as a soloist with the Milwaukee Symphony, the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra and the Waukesha and Manitowoc Symphonies, and has appeared as a collaborating artist on Milwaukee’s Artist Series at the Pabst and WFMT-Chicago’s nationally broadcast Dame Myra Hess Series. She has recorded for the Arundax, CRI, Fleur de Son and the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music labels. A graduate of Harvard and Indiana Universities, Ms. Jacob taught at the University of Tampa from 1985 to 1987, and since then at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, receiving an award for Excellence in Studio Teaching from the Milwaukee Civic Music Association in 2007. In addition to her work with the Prometheus Trio, she also performs as the Duo Coriolan with husband Scott, and as the Duo Cosi with violinist Susan Waterbury. 13


WE SIX BIOGRAPHIES Eric Jacobson, trumpet WCM faculty member since 2008. 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 Luis Diaz Quintet, D’CalleSon, De La Buena, Kings Photo Credit: Greg Mouloudji Go Forth, Tristan Royalty Squad, Orquesta Tumbao, We Six and leading his own jazz Quintet. Eric has been fortunate to experience performances and lessons with wellknown artists, such as Maynard Ferguson, Slide Hampton, Brian Lynch, Jim Rotondi, Tim Hagans,Tito Puente Jr., Joan Rivers, Eric Benet, Mayer Hawthorne, Robert Randolph 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 being “on his way to being a jazz giant.” 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 released his second album in 2011 called Two A.M. Live at the Jazz Estate and his third album will be released in Fall 2012, featuring Brian lynch and piano legend Barry Velleman. Eric has been busy performing and touring around the world the past two years with Soul band Kings Go Forth featured in “Time” as being 2011’s best Soul band. Eric Schoor, tenor saxophone WCM faculty member since 2012. Saxophonist Eric Schoor, a native of Southeastern Wisconsin, currently performs extensively throughout the Milwaukee area. Eric has had the good fortune of working with many of the area’s most accomplished jazz artists. He is currently a student at UWMilwaukee pursuing two B.F.A.s (Jazz Studies and Multiple Woodwinds). Valuing diversity in music, Eric performs in a variety of styles from bebop to classical to pit orchestras to funk/ rock. Eric can be heard regularly in Milwaukee’s jazz venues such as The Jazz Estate and Caroline’s as well as Thursdays at O’Donoghue’s with Gary Christiansen’s All-Star SUPERband. Paul Silbergleit, guitar WCM faculty member since 1996. 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, Tierney Sutton, 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, and is the co-author of 100 Jazz Lessons in Hal Leonard’s Guitar Lessons Goldmine series, as well as a featured instructor in the their Guitar Licks Goldmine DVD series. *Mark Davis, piano WCM faculty member since 1992. B.S., with honors, Skidmore College. Mr. Davis is Chair of the Jazz Institute 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. 14

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*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 UWMilwaukee, 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, Vincent Herring, Brian Lynch, Jack McDuff, Bob Mintzer, Frank Morgan, James Moody, Jim Pugh, 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’) We Six CD (Bird Say), Steve Wiest (Excalibur), Doug Lawrence (Kid’s Are Pretty People). 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., UW-Milwaukee, Concordia University (Milwaukee). *members of the We Six Trio

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CHARLES MCPHERSON BIOGRAPHY Charles McPherson, alto saxophone Charles McPherson was born in Joplin, Missouri and moved to Detroit at age nine. After growing up in Detroit, he studied with the renowned pianist Barry Harris and started playing jazz professionally at age 19. He moved from Detroit to New York in 1959 and performed with Charles Mingus from 1960 to 1972. While performing with Mingus, he collaborated frequently with Harris, Lonnie Hillyer (trumpet), and George Coleman (tenor sax). McPherson has performed at concerts and festivals with his own orchestra. McPherson was recently featured at Lincoln Center showcasing his original compositions and arrangements with a seven piece ensemble. He has toured the US, Europe, Japan, Africa and South America with his own group, as well as with jazz greats Billy Eckstine, Lionel Hampton, Nat Adderly, Jay McShann and others. McPherson has recorded as guest artist with Charlie Mingus, Barry Harris, Art Farmer, Kenny Drew, Toshiko Akiyoshi, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Orchestra, and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. He has recorded as leader on Prestige, Fantasy, Mainstream, Discovery, Xanadu, and most recently Arabesque. His most recent recording is the highly acclaimed “Manhattan Nocturne”. Charles was also the featured alto saxophonist in the Clint Eastwood film “Bird,” a biography about Charlie Parker. McPherson remains a strong, viable force on the jazz scene today. He is at the height of his powers. His playing combines passionate feeling with intricate patterns of improvisation. Throughout his four decades of being an integral performer of the music, Charles has not merely remained true to his BOP origins, but has expanded on them. Stanley Crouch says in his New York Times article on Charles. “He is a singular voice who has never sacrificed the fluidity of his melody making, and is held in high esteem by musicians both long seasoned and young.”

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FRANK GLAZER BIOGRAPHY Frank Glazer is a performer whose career encompasses much of the 20th century and is still going strong. His success was predicted by composer Kurt Weill (most famous for his Three Penny Opera), who wrote to a friend after Mr. Glazer’s 1936 New York Town Hall debut at the age of 21, “I want to tell you that I enjoyed it very much. Frank Glazer is an excellent musician and a pianist of high qualities. The best test of his great talents for me was his fine interpretation of the Schubert Sonata (D.845) which is a very difficult work to perform, I am sure he will make his way through the concert halls of the world.” As a teenager, Mr. Glazer performed in Vaudeville theaters on weekends. Many years later, Mr. Glazer had 49 of his own prime time TV shows on an NBC affiliate station. The success of these presentations led to appearances on NBC’s “Home Show” with Arlene Francis and Hugh Downes. Aside from piano, Mr. Glazer had a wide variety of early music experiences: string bass and harp, studies with composer and pianist Artur Schnabel at Lake Como, organ services at an English church, and bass drum and glockenspiel in a military band during World War II. Hailed by the legendary conductor Serge Koussevitzky as, “a most interesting and exceptionally gifted young artist whose compelling, sane, masculine temperament affords great pleasure,” Mr. Glazer received similar praise from renowned conductor George Szell, “I consider him among the very best of American pianists.” Eugene Ormandy said of Mr. Glazer, “I was deeply impressed by his wonderful art and fine interpretation. In my opinion Mr. Glazer is one of the finest pianists today.” Mr. Glazer is the subject of a biography by Duncan J. Cumming, and has authored a book of his own about performance. He has released a wealth of recordings, and in 2011 was the recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from Bates College. At his advanced age of 99, Mr. Glazer says he is still getting better.

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Education Maxon Day, Vice President, Education Bonnie Jean Barczak, Director, Music Therapy Joshua Tice, Director, Conservatory Connections Raymond Mueller, Librarian Mark Davis, Chair, Jazz Institute Teresa Drews, Chair, Piano Department Chloe Groth, Chair, Suzuki Department Eric Jacobson, Chair, Woodwind, Brass, Percussion Department Phillip Pearl, Chair, Vocal Arts Department Elise Pennington, Chair, General Music Julie B. Roubik, Chair, String Deptartment Matt Schroeder, Chair Guitar Department

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DONORS Wisconsin Conservatory of Music • Annual Campaign September 1, 2012 – December 15, 2013 The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music is very grateful to the many individuals and organizations that support our service mission, and we offer heartfelt thanks and appreciation for their generosity. Gifts of $250 or more are listed. Thank you for giving the gift of music education to our community! McIntosh|Goodrich Society The Tiffany Guild $10,000+ Mr. and Mrs. William D. Gehl Henry and Suzanne Herzing Katharine and Sandy Mallin Corporate, Foundation, and Agency Donors Anonymous Foundation Helen Bader Foundation Eric D. Batterman Memorial Grant The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation The Marjorie L. Christiansen Foundation Herzfeld Foundation Milwaukee County Arts Program (CAMPAC) National Endowment for the Arts Northwestern Mutual Foundation David and Julia Uihlein Charitable Foundation McIntosh|Goodrich Society The Charles Lyon Guild $5,000 - $9,999 Mr. William H. Bonifas Mr. Lee P. Hackett Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Laskin Ms. Christine Rundblad Dr. and Mrs. Sam Wann Estate of Robert K. Watts Corporate, Foundation, and Agency Donors Butler Tool Inc. Ralph Evinrude Foundation Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. Greater Milwaukee Foundation Adelaide F. Banaszynski Memorial Fund Mary Corcoran Music Scholarship Fund The Harley-Davidson Foundation Maihaugen Foundation MGIC Milwaukee Arts Board

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Dr. Paul Loewenstein and Jody Kaufman Loewenstein Mr. Charles S. Marn and Ms. Kathleen Hawkins Mr. and Mrs. Greg Marcus Mr. and Mrs. David Nelson Mr. Daniel Olswang Mary G. and Robert D. Peterson Mr. Aaron M. Hurvitz and Ms. Pamela M. Ploor Dr. and Mrs. Stephen C. Ragatz Mr. and Mrs. Michael Reyes Mr. and Mrs. Michael Schmitz Ms. Carol Schwartz Laurie and Ronald Shawger Rose E. Spang Ms. Janet Syburg Dr. David Zersen and Mrs. Julie Zersen

Mr. and Mrs. John Crichton Mr. and Mrs. John Doane Ms. Pamela Drow Merzy and Russ Eisenberg Mr. Lee Erickson Mr. Kenneth Gear Mr. J. Garrido Gentine, in honor of Dolores Gentine Mr. Phillip Grossman Mr. and Mrs. Glen Hackmann Cynthia and Marc Kartman Mr. Casey Klepp Mr. Richard Kremer and Ms. Elizabeth Staehler Mr. Peter Kudlata Mr. Helge K. Lee and Ms. Linda Lee Dr. Joseph A. Libnoch Mr. and Mrs. Frank Neubauer Mr. and Mrs. Greg Nohl Corporate, Foundation, Lucia and Pete Petrie and Agency Donors Mr. August J. Ray Anonymous Trust Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. Schwartz BMO Harris Bank Ms. Sara Schwister Captain Install Car Audio Ms. Judith Skagen Fred Astaire Dance Studio Mrs. Nita Soref Immanuel Presbyterian Church Jason and Dori Steigman Johnson Insurance Services Mr. and Mrs. Richard F. Teerlink Kelben Foundation Ms. Karen A. Tibbitts Camille A. Lonstorf Trust Mr. and Mrs. Larry Totsky Marcus Hotels and Resorts Mr. and Mrs. Richard C. Milwaukee Metropolitan Ungerman Sewerage District Employees Mr. Kenneth R. Walter PPC Foundation and Dr. Antoinette M. Zell Sprecher Brewery Mr. Herbert B. Zien and Ms. Elizabeth Levins Principal Player $250 - $499 Anonymous Donor Corporate, Foundation, and Joyce and Al Altman Agency Donors Julie Bamberger-Roubik Elizabeth Elser Doolittle Bonnie Jean and Robert Barczak Charitable Trusts

Hal Leonard Corporation HS&A Payroll Service Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee Employees Metro Market PAR Donor Advised Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation Residents of Milwaukee Catholic Home Milwaukee Public Museum Employees UBS Endowment Donors Estate of Marianne H. Epstein Mr. and Mrs. Irving Gottschalk Henry and Suzanne Herzing Ms. Renee Herzing Ms. Stacey Herzing Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Horwitt Mr. Matthew Horwitt Ms. Ann Newcomer Matching Gift Companies Assurant Foundation GE Foundation UBS Wisconsin Energy Corporation Foundation

The Conservatory would also like to thank the following sponsors:

CRAMER

Coil & Transformer Co., Inc.

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