Season 19 Programs ~ Programs and artists are subject to change without notice ~
February 17, 2023 (Fri) 7pm, FBC *Snow date: February 19 Baroque Concerto with Pre-concert Performance sponsored by the Paul D. Higday Mozart Trust Admission: $20 / $5 Students with I.D.
In collaboration with the Mid-Missouri Area Music Teachers Association (MMAMTA), Odyssey features amazing soloists for the 6th year. R. Paul Crabb also leads Bach Collegium Choir for a J. S. Bach Cantata performance. Snow Date:Concert – February 19, 2023 (Sun) 3pm
Pre-Concert TBA. Greetings by Ayako Tsuruta, Director
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Kegelstatt Trio for clarinet, viola and piano, K. 498 (1786) [21'] I. Andante II. Menuetto III. Rondeaux: Allegretto Wesley Warnhoff, clarinet Leslie Perna, viola Ayako Tsuruta, piano
Charles Auguste de Bériot (1802-1870) Scène de Ballet, Op. 100 (ca. 1860) [10'] Sofia Heredia, violin Odyssey Chamber Ensemble Kirk Trevor, conductor
Camille Saint-Saëns (183501921) Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22 (1868) I. Andante sostenuto [10'] Ema Iwasaki, piano Odyssey Chamber Ensemble Kirk Trevor, conductor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat Major, K. 364 (1779) III. Presto [8'] Hazel Keithahn, violin and Kristen Yu, viola Odyssey Chamber Ensemble Kirk Trevor, conductor
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) Cantata for Christmas, BWV 191, "Gloria in excelsis Deo" (1742) [18'] I. Coro: Gloria in excelsis Deo II. Duetto: Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui sancto III. Coro: Sicut erat in principio
Bach Collegium Choir R. Paul Crabb, conductor Odyssey Chamber Ensemble
Odyssey Chamber Ensemble: Piccolo/Flute I: Kristine Poulsen Flute II: John Goodson Oboe I: Dan Willett Oboe II: Matthew Barnes Clarinet I: Wesley Warnhoff Clarinet II: Andrew Wiele Bassoon I: Steven Houser Bassoon II: David Frith Trumpet I: Iskander Akhmadullin Trumpet II: Chris Farris Trumpet III: Emily Rahn Horn I: Annelise Miner Horn II: Maddie Hogan Horn III: Sydney Hendrickson Horn IV: Erica Ohmann Trombone I: Tim Howe Trombone II: Jared Smith Violin I: Amy Appold, Erik Hassell, Anya Akhmadullina Violin II: Siri Geeen, Alexandre Negrao, Renan Leme Viola: Leslie Perna, Grant Bradshaw Violoncello: Carol Elliott, Jiae Lee, Patrick Ordway Double Bass: TBA Timpani: TBA
Odyssey Chamber Music Series is grateful for the continued support from the Paul D. Higday Mozart Trust.
This performance has also been supported in part by the Office of Cultural Affairs Arts Commission, which receives support from the State of Missouri and the National Endowment for the Arts.
March 23-27, 2023THE 10THPLOWMAN CHAMBER MUSIC COMPETITION & FESTIVAL Co-presented by the First Baptist Church of Columbia, the Missouri Symphony, and the University of Missouri
We are elated to bring back this special national event after a 4-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Which ensemble(s) will win the $5000 Grand Prize, and the coveted Audience Prize in 2023? Enjoy the suspense, the recitals and greeting the next generation of young musicians from across the country. For complete festival schedule that includes master classes, please visit plowmancompetition.org/festival.html .
SCHEDULE AT GLANCE: 3.23.2023, 7pm Thursday, *MUWhitmore Recital Hall LUCILLE CHUNG, PIANO RECITAL
3.24.2023, 7pm Friday, FBC AMIT PELED, CELLO RECITAL with Peter Miyamoto, piano
May 5, 2023 (Fri) 7pm, FBC Cinco de Mayo with Pre-concert Performance Admission: $20 / $10 Students with I.D. (with reception)
Enjoy chamber music by Mexican composers. Amy Appold and Ayako Tsuruta perform Silvestre Revueltas’ three violin pieces, Alice Dade and Daniel Velasco in Daniel Catan’s Encantimento for two flutes, and of course there will be some songs (and food) too. Join the festivities.
Program to be announced January 2023.
Greetings by Ayako Tsuruta, Director Introduction by Judy Elliott
Daniel Catán (1949-2011) Encantamiento [8'] Alice Dade and Daniel Velasco, flutes
May 20, 2023 (Sat) 3pm, FBC Kids@Heart FREE ADMISSION
Odyssey’s family friendly, children’s concert is also for the adults who are just kids at heart. Join us for the instrumental petting zoo at 2pm, then stay for 3pm concert featuring our community teachers, their students, and ensemble students from the Columbia Music School. Free Admission. Program to be announced in May 2023.
Greetings by Ayako Tsuruta, Director
SUPPORT ODYSSEY CHECKS payable to "Odyssey" or "Plowman" and Mail to Odyssey Chamber Music Series, 1112 E. Broadway, Columbia MO 65201 OR, CLICK on one of the "DONATE" buttons.
September 23, 2022 (Fri) 7pm, FBC Fall Europa with Pre-concert Performance Admission: $20 / $5 Students with I.D.
Enjoy a nostalgic walk through old Europe, with Fauré’s La Bonne Chanson with tenor Steven Tharp, Schumann’s Violin Sonata No. 1 with Julie Rosenfeld, Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio with Leslie Perna and Wesley Warnhoff, with pianists Bomi Kim, Peter Miyamoto, Ayako Tsurua and more.
Program: Pre-Concert: Robert Schumann (1810-1856) Fantasiestücke, Op. 12 (1837) I. Des Abends (In the Evening) [5'] II. Aufschwung (Soaring) [3'] Ryan Kee, piano
Greetings by Ayako Tsuruta, Director ***Due to an unforeseen circumstances, Mozart's "Kegelstatt" Trio has been postponed to February 17, 2023.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), arr. Dan Willett Chorale, “Zion hort die Wächter singen” (Zion hears the watchmen sing) from Cantata BWV 140 (1731) [4']
Franz Schubert (1797-1828) Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, D. 965 (The Shepherd on the Rock, 1828) [12']
Dan Willett, oboe Wesley Warnhoff, clarinet Ayako Tsuruta, piano
Robert Schumann (1810-1856) Violin Sonata No. 1 in A minor, Op. 105 (1851) [18']
Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck
Julie Rosenfeld, violin Peter Miyamoto, piano
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924) La Bonne Chanson, Op. 61 (1892-4) [21']
"Une sainte en son auréole"
"Puisque l'aube grandit"
"La lune blanche luit dans les bois"
"J'allais par des chemins perfides"
"J'ai presque peur, en vérité"
"Avant que tu ne t'en ailles"
"Donc, ce sera par un clair jour d'été"
"L'hiver a cessé"
Steven Tharp, tenor Bomi Kim, piano
Fernande Decruck (1896-1954) Sonate en ut# (Sonata in C-sharp, 1943) [15'] I. Très modéré, expressif II. Andante III. Fileuse IV. Nocturne et Final Leo Saguiguit, saxophone Rachel AuBuchon, piano
October 6, 2022 (Thu) 7pm, Second Missionary Baptist Church "Blessed Assurance" The Evolution of the African American Spiritual FREE Admission
Songs of Hope
Opening Poem: Credo W. E. B. DuBois
Steal Away Trad. Spiritual
Deep River H. T. Burleigh
Over My Head / Little David Play on your Harp Trad. Spiritual
Narration: On hope… Maya C. Gibson
Songs of Restoration
He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands Margaret Bonds
If I Can Help Somebody
Narration: On restoration… Maya C. Gibson
Give Me Jesus Moses Hogan
Songs of Joy
Narration: On Joy… Maya C. Gibson
My Good Lord’s Done Been Here arr. M. Hogan
Ride on King Jesus H. Johnson
Walk With Me arr. B. Boyd
Walk Together Children M. Hogan
Songs of Joy (continued)
Narration: On the road ahead… Maya C. Gibson
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho arr. M. Bonds
Scandalize My Name H. Johnson
Jolie A. Rocke, soprano Marques Jerrell Ruff, bass baritone Brandon A. Boyd, piano Maya C. Gibson, narration
* Special thanks to Rev. Clyde Ruffin and the Second Missionary Baptist Church for accommodating and supporting Odyssey and this special program.
October 7, 2022 (Fri) 7pm, FBC The Evolution of the African American Spiritual: Finale Admission: $20 / $10 Students with I.D. (includes reception)
Capture the culmination of this special narrative, musical presentation beginning with field/work songs all the way to arranged spirituals. Co-curated by Dr. Maya C. Gibson, hear international artists, baritone Marques Jerrell Ruff, international Opera, Jazz & Gospel artist Jolie Rocke, and pianist Dr. Brandon A. Boyd.
Way Over in Beulah Land: The Evolution of the Negro Spiritual
Greetings, by Ayako Tsuruta, Odyssey Director
❖ Ndikokele Bawo* - arr. Lhente Pitout ❖ Steal Away - Trad. Spiritual ❖ Here’s One - arr. Boyd/Ruff ❖ Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel? - arr. Edward Boatner
➢ NARRATION: In the Beginning
❖ Deep River - arr. H. T. Burleigh ❖ Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho - arr. Margaret Bonds
❖ Freedom Song Sing ■ Oh, Freedom ■ We Shall Overcome ■ Hold On! ■ Ain’t Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me Around
➢ NARRATION: The Great Migration
❖ Lord, How Come Me Here/Oh Glory! - Trad. Spiritual ❖ Walk Together Children - arr. Moses Hogan
~ INTERMISSION ~
❖ A Spiritual Medley - arr. Boyd ❖ Scandalize My Name - arr. H. Johnson ❖ Ride on King Jesus - arr. H. T. Burleigh ❖ Oh, What a Beautiful City - arr. Jacqueline Hairston
➢ NARRATION: Neo Spiritual
❖ Don’t Feel No Ways Tired - arr. Jacqueline Hairston ❖ City Called Heaven* - arr. J. Poelinitz
➢ NARRATION: Then there was Gospel
❖ Good News - by V. Michael McKay ❖ Thank You - by Walter Hawkins ❖ Let the Church Say Amen - by Andre Crouch *featuring the Sankofa Chorale; Brandon A. Boyd, conductor, Ronnie C. Wilson, asst. conductor
Program Notes (a section): - And here we are, back at the beginning of our journey armed with new knowledge and experiences. Like the analogy of the Ghanaian Sankofa—to go back and get it—we have gone back to retrieve the past so that we might move forward together. United. Culturally informed. Stronger than before. Way Over in Beulah Land represents a culmination of this journey. A summation of our experiences. A return to the circle of the history of spirituals. Tonight, we are once more looking back in remembrance of the shout and the cry for freedom. If you’re astute, you may have noticed that we’ve changed our tune a bit—we’re claiming this repertoire as Negro spirituals rather than using African American, as we did previously. You may wonder why. What’s in a name? you might ask. Well, to us, Negro is the chosen modifier our parents, grandparents, and great-grand parents used to reference this music, and it is in honor of them that we reappropriate the term for this evening. Should you prefer to think of these songs as African American spirituals, then we encourage you to keep calling them that, as long as you keep listening and educating yourselves about our shared history. We welcome you to this fourth and final concert of Negro Spirituals: Way Over in Beulah Land. May you be enlightened and refreshed, uplifted and recommitted to learning about what makes this music an integral part of the American story. We have so enjoyed walking this journey with all of you.
Conversely, if this is your first time encountering the series, we welcome you heartily and hope that you enjoy this unique artistic expression of our lives, our culture, and the sharing of our gifts with the citizens of Columbia, MO. WELCOME!
This performance was supported in part by the Office of Cultural Affairs Arts Commission, which receives support from the State of Missouri and the National Endowment for the Arts.
December 15, 2022 (Thu) 6pm, The Dade-Yoo's Scott Yoo's Notable Encounter: Jet Whistle, Beethoven & Wine Fundraiser: $100 / $75 tax-deductible * Only 60 tickets will be sold. Sorry, there is no livestream for this event.
December 16, 2022 (Fri) 6pm, The Dade-Yoo's Scott Yoo's Notable Encounter: Dumky Trio & Dinner Fundraiser: $125 / $90 tax-deductible ~ Please scroll down using your right button to reach Friday ticket option ~ * Only 60 tickets will be sold. Sorry, there is no livestream for this event.
December 17, 2022 (Sat) 2:30pm and 7pm, The Dade-Yoo's* Dumky Holiday Admission: $20 / $5 Students with I.D. *Advance ticket purchase is encouraged: Limited to 60 seats per event.
Celebrate the holidays with flutist Alice Dade, violinist Scott Yoo, cellist Bion Tsang and pianists Peter Miyamoto and Ayako Tsuruta, in Villa-Lobos’ Jet Whistle, Beethoven’s “Spring” Sonata and Dvorák’s “Dumky” Trio. This program follows two fundraising evenings of Scott Yoo’s popular Notable Encounter [click here for details]. “Dumky Holiday” evenings make a great gift of music!
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major, Op. 24, "Spring" (1801) [22'] I. Allegro II. Adagio molto espressivo III. Scherzo: Allegro molto IV. Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo Scott Yoo, violin Peter Miyamoto, piano
Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904) Piano Trio No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 90 "Dumky" (1891) [33'] I. Lento maestoso — Allegro quasi doppio movimento II. Poco adagio — Vivace non troppo — Vivace III. Andante — Vivace non troppo — Allegretto IV. Andante moderato — Allegretto scherzando — Quasi tempo di marcia V. Allegro VI. Lento maestoso
Scott Yoo, violin Bion Tsang, violoncello Ayako Tsuruta, piano
Contestant No. 6 Sofia Heredia, violin 4:03pm [10’00] Charles Bériot: Scène de Ballet, Op. 100 Bomi Kim, orchestral accompaniment
Contestant No. 7 Ema Iwasaki, piano 4:15pm [10’00] Camille Saint-Saëns: Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22 I. Andante sostenuto Ayako Tsuruta, orchestral accompaniment
Judges deliberate. ca. 4:50pm Group Photo
Result announcement. Acknowledgement of Participants Honorable Mention(s) Alternate Winners of the 2023 Pre-Collegiate Concerto Competition
The 2023 Pre-Collegiate Aria/Concerto Competition is generously sponsored by the Mid-Missouri Area Music Teachers Association (MMAMTA) and the Paul D. Higday Mozart Trust. We gratefully acknowledge the performers and their dedicated teachers for their extra time invested in preparing for this event. Special thanks to the First Baptist Church of Columbia for the use of their sanctuary, and the Odyssey Board for their support for the event.
About the Soloists:
Anya Akhmadullina has been playing piano since age 5 and violin since 4. She has been a 7-time Winner, 2-time Runner-Up, and 6-time Honorable Mention in violin and piano divisions of the Missouri Music Teachers Association state competition, winning both string and piano divisions in 2022 and 2018. Anya has also participated at the National Piano Guild auditions for nine years, receiving superior ratings. She has appeared on many Piano Showcase Concerts and has received a special award at the 2018 recital. Anya has performed at the Boone County Historical Museum Concert Series and at the Odyssey’s Kids@Heart recitals, as well as the Salvation Army Fundraising Concert and The Village of Bedford Walk Odyssey Outreach recital. She was featured at the Missouri Symphony concert in 2019 as piano soloist. Anya is a sophomore at Smithton Middle School and attends EEE. She was a recipient of the 2018 President’s Award for Educational Excellence. Anya enjoys the arts, particularly drawing and photography, and reading, both in English and in Russian. She loves singing, studying languages, and traveling.
Eric Chen, age 14, is a 9th grader at Marquette High School in St. Louis, Missouri. Eric started learning the violin at age 6 and is currently a student of Pavel Ilyashov. Eric’s top awards include winner of MTNA Junior String State Competition for 3 consecutive years, National Finalist at the 2020-2021 MTNA Junior String Competition, winner of the 2022 Town and Country Symphony Orchestra Rising Talents Young Artists Concerto Competition, First Place runner-up of the 2022 Alton Symphony Orchestra Marie Stillwell Young Artists’ Competition, 1st prize winner of the 2021 Master of Violin Concerto Great Composers Competition, and winner of the 2020 Belleville Philharmonic Orchestra “Stars of Tomorrow” concerto competition. Eric is in his 2nd season with the St Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra. Prior to this, Eric was selected by the Metropolitan Orchestra of St. Louis to partake in their "Share the Stand" program to play alongside professional musicians, which he participated in for 3 years. Eric has had the honor to have masterclasses with many renowned violinists including Miriam Fried, Grigory Kalinovsky, Movses Pogossian, Paul Biss, Jennifer Frautschi, Hye-Jin Kim, and Timothy Lees. This year, Eric serves as the regional director of the Back to Bach Project, directing the St. Louis region. Eric has hosted several events in local public schools as well as in video format to contribute to the nationwide program. Outside the concert hall, Eric loves playing tennis and spending time with his friends.
Sofia Heredia has been playing violin since she was 6 years old, after being inspired by the show “Little Einsteins.” She has played professionally in local quartets, chamber groups and orchestras, such as Symphony of Toys with the Missouri Symphony. As a Hickman High School sophomore, for the past two years she was accepted to the Missouri All-State Orchestra. Sofia enjoys playing the piano, drawing, painting, and traveling, having also lived in Indonesia and New Zealand. Sofia is very excited to continue learning and spreading her love of music in her future.
Ema Iwasaki is currently a junior at Rock Bridge High School. She started playing the piano at age 4 in Japan. She previously studied under Judith Shaw, and now under the tutelage of Ayako Tsuruta. Ema has participated in the Music Federation, MMTA, and Showcase and is continuously active. She also enjoys playing music as a church pianist. Additionally, Ema plays the violin with the school orchestra and the Missouri Academy of Music. Outside of music, Ema received the title of second-degree black belt in Taekwondo, has performed in shows of the Missouri Contemporary Ballet, and is in the Spanish Honors Society, National Honors Society, and Model UN at her school.
Ted Krause is Senior at Capital City High School, and has been studying piano since the age of seven years. His teacher, Jan Houser, lives across the street, making lessons very convenient. Last year, he played on the school soccer team and participated in Marching band. He has played in the Piano Showcase at the Missouri Theater in Columbia and won the MMTA Pre-Collegiate State competition this year.
Hazel Keithahn, a junior at Rock Bridge High School, has studied violin with Siri Geenen since age 3. More recently, she has also been a student of Nicolette Solomon of the Suzuki Music Institute of Dallas and of Scott Yoo. Hazel is currently Co-Concertmaster of the Rock Bridge High School Orchestra and has performed with the Missouri Symphony Orchestra’s Symphony of Toys. She was selected for the Missouri All-State Orchestra in both 2020 and 2021, and was selected Co-Concertmaster of the Copland Orchestra at the Suzuki International Convention of the Americas in Mexico, 2019. In 2018, she won the Odyssey Chamber Music Series Pre-Collegiate Concerto Competition. Hazel was chosen for the Suzuki Youth Orchestra of the Americas in 2014, 2016 and 2018. She has served as the Concertmaster of the Missouri Symphony Conservatory’s Junior Sinfonia and was the Missouri Music Teachers Association Strings State Competition Winner in 2015 and 2017. Hazel is also a member of the Dancearts Dance Competition team. Hazel began playing in the Keithahn Family Quartet at age 4 and has since enjoyed playing music with the Cloud 9 Ensemble.
Yoell Tewolde is a 17-year-old composer, multi-instrumentalist, and a senior at the Rock Bridge High School in Columbia. Tewolde developed his passion for music through piano lessons, which he started as the age of six. He credits his schools’ band programs for helping him grow as a musician. He has performed multiple years as a clarinetist in the Rock Bridge Wind Symphony, as an also saxophonist in the Rock Bridge Jazz Ensemble, and and also saxophonist and bass drummer in the Emerald Regiment. He also taught himself trumpet, guitar and bass guitar in middle school. While Tewolde remember attempting to write melodies as a kid, he began to compose more seriously at th age of fourteen. He won 2nd Place at the 2022 MTNA Senior Level composition and competition Project composition competition at the state level. Tewolde has earned numerous other musical accomplishments as the principal alto saxophonist in the 2022-2023 Northeast Missouri All-District Jazz Band, and seven “Superior” ratings through the National Federation of Music Clubs for his piano solos. In his spare time, Tewolde likes hanging out with friends and family, learning languages, and listening to music. Check out his Instagram, YouTube and Spotify @tewoldeztunez for more.
Kristen Yu, a junior at Rock Bridge High School, began playing viola at age nine and currently studies with Leslie Perna. She has been coached by Scott Yoo with the Cloud 9 ensemble since 2021, and has been playing with them as a founding member since 2016. Kristen was selected in the 2021 and 2022 NAfME All-National Honor Ensembles Symphony Orchestra and served as Assistant Principal Viola of the 2022 performance in Washington DC. She was also selected for the Missouri All-State Orchestra in 2021, 2022 and 2023, where she was Principal and Assistant Principal viola in 2021 and 2022. Kristen performed with the professional Missouri Symphony Orchestra as an apprentice and guest in the 2021 and 2022 Hot Summer Nights, and 2021 Symphony of Toys. She has been Principal Viola of her school’s Chamber Orchestra since 2021. She was Principal Viola in the 2021 Missouri Symphony Conservatory’s Young Philharmonic Orchestra. In the MMTA String Competition, she was awarded Runner Up and Honorable Mention in 2020 and 2019, and received the Gold Rating at the 2021 and 2022 MSHSAA State Music Festival. With her achievements from both twelve years of piano and nine years of viola, Kristen enjoys sharing her passion for music with younger musicians as an assistant teacher and mentor.
Dr. Mia Kim made her professional debut with the Indianapolis Symphony at the age of twelve. A winner of the National Federation of Music Clubs Young Artist Auditions, Kim has performed as soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States including appearances at the Chautauqua Music Festival, the Rocky Ridge Music Festival, the Library of Congress Coolidge Recital Series, the Dag Hammerskjold Library at the United Nations, Steinway Hall (New York), the Summerfest Chamber Music Festival (Kansas City) and Missouri River Festival of the Arts (Boonville). Much in demand as a collaborator, Kim has performed on National Public Radio's "Performance Today" with violinist/conductor Scott Yoo; in recitals with violinists Chee-Yun, David Halen (concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony) and Eric Halen (co-concertmaster of the Houston Symphony); and with cellist Daniel Lee (principal cellist of the St. Louis Symphony), tubist Sam Pilafian (founding member of Empire Brass) and mezzo soprano Mary Ann Hart (head of the Voice/Opera Department of Indiana University Jacobs School of Music). She makes frequent appearances with members of the Kansas City Symphony in chamber music programs and often serves as keyboardist for that ensemble. International performances have taken place at the University of Macedonia (Greece) and the International Double Reed Society 2018 (Granada, Spain).
Dr. Kim received her D.M.A. from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with and served as teaching assistant to Nelita True. She holds a B.M. and M.M. from Indiana University, where she was a student of Menahem Pressler and Leonard Hokanson. Dr. Kim makes frequent appearances as a clinician and adjudicator. She has presented masterclasses and workshops for the University of Macedonia, European Piano Teachers Association, the National Federation of Music Clubs, the Austin (Texas) Music Teachers Association, Kansas City Federated Music Teachers, St. Louis Piano Teachers Roundtable, numerous chapters of the Missouri Music Teachers Association, and at universities around the country, including Ithaca College, Texas Women’s University, Elmhurst College, and California State-Stanislaus. She serves as Professor of Piano and head of the Piano Area at UCM.
Deeply devoted to supporting the musical culture of her community, Kim served as director of the Warrensburg Area Youth Symphony from 1997-2002 and past state president of the Missouri Federation of Music Clubs. She is the founder and current president of the Warrensburg Friends of Music.
A versatile cellist and teacher, Dr. Henry Myers has delighted audiences with his dazzling blend of technique and shrewd musicianship.
As chamber musician and recitalist, he has performed throughout the United States, with recent engagements including concerts at the Eastman School in Rochester, New York, Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and Truman State in Kirksville, Missouri.
An equally passionate teacher, Henry served as interim cello faculty at SUNY Fredonia for the 2020 Spring semester, and taught non-major cello lessons at the University of Rochester as part of his graduate studies. Former students of his have gone on to pursue cello at SUNY Purchase, Ithaca College, and University of Missouri at Saint Louis.
Currently, Henry teaches a private studio online through Virtu.Academy, where he works with students of all ages and backgrounds from across the country. He has also written about pedagogy, penning an acclaimed essay in 2011 entitled “The Case For Active Practicing”, which was published on String Visions and cited by The Bulletproof Musician.
Henry grew up studying cello in St. Louis, Missouri with Ken Kulosa. After graduating from Northwestern University as a student of Hans Jensen, he continued his studies at the Eastman School of Music with Steven Doane and Rosemary Elliot, to whom he served as a graduate Teaching Assistant for five years, and as an Assistant to Guy Johnston for one year.
Henry received a Master's degree and Performer's Certificate from Eastman in 2018, and earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in 2022. Henry currently lives in Columbia, Missouri with his wife, violinist Dr. Sooah Jung and their Shiba Inu, Donut. Henry plays a 1962 Alberto Guerra cello.
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