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May 30, 2006

June 4, 5 Public Concerts Are Included In Music Teachers' Conference

The 2006 conference of the Iowa Music Teachers Association (IMTA), hosted by the University of Iowa School of Music, will include free public concerts at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 4, and 8 p.m. Monday, June 5, in Clapp Recital Hall on the UI campus.

The June 4 concert will feature "Souvenirs," a collection of pieces composed by Andrea Reinkemeyer of Bowling Green State University, commissioned by IMTA for use with late intermediate/early advanced piano students. Piano students from throughout the state will be featured.

Also on the program will be chamber music featuring UI faculty artists: the Matisse Trio -- pianist Ksenia Nosikova, cellist Anthony Arnone and violinist Katie Wolfe; the duo of pianist Rene Lecuona and cellist Hannah Holman; pianist Alan Huckleberry with Scott Conklin, violin; and Uriel Tsachor with Arnone. To conclude the program, all four of the UI pianists will perform a two-piano, eight-hands version of the Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 by Liszt.

Guest pianist Reid Alexander (left) from the University of Illinois will be joined by his piano-duo partner, JoEllen DeVilbiss, in the June 5 concert.

Alexander is a nationally recognized leader in the field of piano pedagogy. A finalist in the first Gina Bachauer competition, he has given workshops and/or recitals in more than 35 states and abroad. His recent presentations include the Music Teachers National Association and many of its state affiliates, the World Piano Pedagogy Conference and events in the Republic of China and Canada.

A reception will follow each of the performances, in the Clapp Hall lobby.

The School of Music is part of the Division of Performing Arts in the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

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