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Young Artists Concert April 18

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Cherokee Symphony, conducted by Lee Thorson, will be performing its final concert of the season on Sunday April 18, 2010. Featured in this performance will be the Young Artists Concert.

Tom Cullen
You will enjoy performances by:

Katherine Turner Katherine Turner began studying piano with Jackie Jenkins in 1998, and joined the piano studio of James Johnson her senior year of high school. She is now a sophomore piano performance major at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, and is the recipient of several music and academic scholarships. She participated in the St. Olaf College Summer Piano Academy in 2006 and 2007. Katherine is the pianist for the Jewish Community Dance Studio, and is also active accompanist at UNO. In addition to piano, she is also a member of the UNO clarinet studio, and studies with Cindy Nichols. Katherine plays clarinet and piano with the UNO Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and plays principal clarinet in the UNO Chamber Orchestra. Katherine will be performing Piano Concerto in A minor Op 54

Susan Le Mahieu Susan Le Mahieu is currently a senior at Dordt College where she studies privately with Dr. Karen De Mol. In pursuit of her Bachelor's Degree in Choral and Instrumental Music Education, with a minor in clarinet performance, she plans to teach secondary education upon graduation. Her long term career goals include a masters and doctoral degree in music with a desire to someday teach at the collegiate level.

Susan Le Mahieu
She began her studies on the clarinet at age 11. During her high school years she studied privately with Mary Payne at Lewis University. Besides studying clarinet, she was also a member of a Young Women in Harmony Barbershop quartet. As a member of this quartet she placed 4th at the International Rising Star Competition in 2005.

As an active student at Dordt College, she serves as principal clarinetist of the Dordt College Concert band, is a member of the Northwest Iowa Symphony orchestra and is involved in the various vocal groups on campus. Her summer months are spent performing as a regular member of the Wheaton Municipal Band, which is directed by Dr. Bruce Moss and is recognized as one of the finest community bands in America. Susan will be performing Concerto No. 2 in E-Flat major.

Kylie Peterson
Kylie Peterson Kylie Peterson is a freshman vocal music education major at Buena Vista University. Kylie is from Lincoln, Nebraska and a graduate of Lincoln East High School. Kylie has had eight years of vocal study with Anna Hanselmann in Lincoln. She participated in the University of Nebraska Honor Choir in the 11th and 12th grades. Since arriving on the Buena Vista University campus, Kylie has participated in both Concert Choir and Concert Band (she is a flute player) and sang with the Vistas Chamber Choir in the 2009 Vespers Service. Kylie sang soprano solo with orchestra in the Vivaldi Gloria performed by the Buena Vista University Concert Choir this fall. Since arriving at BVU, Kylie was selected for both plays produced by the BVU drama department. She had a lead part in Proof directed by Dr. Michael Whitlatch during the interim session this winter. Kylie will perform Fair Robin, I Love from Tartuffe and My White Knight from Music Man

Tom Cullen Tom Cullen is from Storm Lake, Iowa and is the son of Art and Dolores Cullen. He is 17 years old and an 11th grader at Storm Lake High School. Tom started as a baritone player in middle school, soon switching to tuba. He studies under Holli Safley and Dr. David Kasler.

As a sophomore Tom earned first chair tuba in the Iowa High School All-State Music Festival Orchestra. As a junior he played second chair in the All-State Band.

Katherine Turner
Tom plays tuba in the Karl King Band. He also plays string bass in the Storm Lake High School Orchestra and the Cherokee Symphony. His identical twin brother Kieran, a flutist, was one of Cherokee Symphony's Young Artists in 2009. Tom will perform Tuba Concerto.

Please come enjoy these performances as The Cherokee Symphony ends the 2009-2010 season on Sunday April 18, 2010 at 4:00 PM at the Cherokee Community Center, Cherokee Iowa.

Tickets at the door are $10.00. Children through high school are admitted free.

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