SummerMUSIC Guest Speakers

July 20th, 2020 in Event/News with Comments Off on SummerMUSIC Guest Speakers

Friday, July 10
Ben Fryxell – cellist

Though only 25 years of age (b. 1994), Ohio-born Ben Fryxell is already a seasoned veteran of the cello. He has given numerous performances over the years, and has concertized as a soloist with orchestras such as the Blue Ash-Montgomery Symphony Orchestra, the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, the Seven Hills Sinfonietta, the National Repertory Orchestra, and others.


Friday, July 17
Sangwon Lee – clarinetist

Sangwon Lee, a clarinetist from Boston, Massachusetts, has recently graduated from the New England Conservatory with a Graduate Diploma. He performs with many groups in New England, which include the Hartford Symphony, Symphony New Hampshire, Berkshire Opera Festival, etc. As a chamber musician, he has shared the stage with the late Peter Serkin – performing the Beethoven and the Mozart Quintets for Piano with Winds. In addition to performing, Lee is passionate about music education. He has taught at the Bard Music Camp every summer since 2016 and was an instructor of clarinet and saxophone at Simon’s Rock College. His teachers include Daniel Gilbert, formerly a member of the Cleveland Orchestra, and Thomas Martin, a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He holds a BM in Clarinet Performance and a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan, and an MM in Critical, Curatorial, and Performance Studies from Bard College.


Monday, July 20
Lecolion Washington


Tuesday, July 21
Jherrard Hardeman – Conductor

Jherrard Marseille Hardeman is a Conductor and Composer from Detroit, Michigan. Jherrard currently studies Orchestral Conducting with David Robertson at The Juilliard School where Jherrard received a Bruno Walter Memorial Scholarship. Jherrard is also currently serving as Music Director and Conductor of the Detroit Chamber Orchestra.


Wednesday July 22
Terrance Malone Gray – Conductor
Mr. Gray is currently Associate Conductor of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, Music Director of the Rita Simo Youth Orchestra, Faculty member and conductor at the Chicago School for the Performing Arts, member of the  1st violin section of the world acclaimed Chicago Sinfonietta,  member of the St. Neri Chamber Players as well as chamber music performer, coach and sought after clinician.


Thursday, July 23
Robyn Smith – trombonist

She recently won the 2nd trombone position with the Michigan Opera Theatre.


Friday, July 24
Alyssa Wang – violinist and conductor

She has played in venues internationally in Qatar, Great Britain, Spain, Germany, Austria, Canada, and Norway. In 2016, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Carnegie Mellon University under the tutelage of Andres Cardenes (Concertmaster, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 1989-2010). In 2016, she was the winner of the Carnegie Mellon School of Music Concerto Competition, the Pittsburgh Female College Association Prize, the Carnegie Mellon Women’s Award, and the Senior Leadership Award. She won first prize in the Silbermann Chamber Music Competition at Carnegie Mellon and was the recipient of the 2015 Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award, Harry G. Archer Award, and Paul J. Baum Fund Award. Alyssa is a member of the Andrew Carnegie Scholars and the Pi Kappa Lambda Honors Society. An avid chamber musician, she played in the Carnegie Mellon Honors Quartet, and was first violinist in the award winning Échappé String Quartet at the San Francisco Conservatory.

Friday, July 24
Daniel Cho – conductor and violinist 

Daniel Cho is a Korean-American conductor and violinist, residing in Eugene, OR. He currently serves as the Conducting Fellow for Eugene Symphony, as well as Assistant Conductor for the Oregon Mozart Players and Eugene Opera. Daniel received his education from New England Conservatory in Boston, MA, both in violin performance and conducting. When he is not working, Daniel enjoys reading biographies, cooking, or playing with his dog, Lucy.

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