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Alumni Artist Insights

Celebrating our alumni in performance

The Alumni Artist Insights Recital Series consists of performances and artist talks that showcase performing alumni and their stories. The interactive format shares the artist’s journey with audiences and brings a unique perspective to the music and performance.

Each spring, the Presidential Alumni Council (PAC) puts out a request for alumni to submit proposals to participate in the series. Three submissions are selected to be presented by SFCM in the following academic year. In its selection, the PAC considers inclusion of other alumni and/or SFCM students and faculty, innovative programming, and artistic excellence.

We are pleased to announce the 2019-20 Alumni Artist Insights Series:

Ars Antiqua - Saturday, February 15, 2020
Krista Bennion Feeney '81, violin; Mark Kramer, viola da gamba; Bethanne Walker '15, traverso; Cheryl Ann Fulton, baroque harp; and Corey Jamason, harpsichord   
Chinoiserie, Beijing & Versailles: Baroque Music from the Forbidden City


Nomad Session - Friday, March 6, 2020
Christy Kim '14, flute; Jesse Barrett, oboe; Jonathan Szin '14, clarinet; Kristopher King '15, bassoon; Stephanie Stroud '14, french horn; Ian Cochran, trumpet; Matthew Carr '14, trombone; and Jonathan Seiberlich, tuba


The Lee Trio - Tuesday, April 21, 2020 
Pre-College alumnae Lisa Lee, violin; Angela Lee, cello; and Melinda Lee Masur, piano
Beethoven Allegretto for Piano Trio in B Flat Major, WoO 39
Beethoven Piano Trio in G major, Op. 1 No. 2
Beethoven Trio in E-flat Major, Op. 70, No. 2
plus a work written for the Trio by Aaron Jay Kernis that will have its world premiere


Two Yosemites: An Environmental Opera
written by Justin Ralls '14, featuring Kevin Gino '17, tenor; Christian Pursell '15, baritone; and Anne Polyakov '14, piano


Past Alumni Artist Insights performances include:
2018-19: Brian Calhoon '07, percussion
2018-19: Persephone Chamber Ensemble (Kindra Scharich '03, soprano and Wendy Clymer '05, viola)
2017-18: Jeffrey Kahane ’77, piano
2017-18: Reunion of SFCM's First Five Exchange Students from China (Weigang Li, Paner Ying, Chunming Mo, Jue Yao, Tian Jiang)
2016-17: Brian Thorsett ‘04, tenor
2016-17: Elizabeth Dorman ‘09, piano
2015-16: Ann Moss ‘05, soprano
2015-16: One Great City Duo
2015-16: Christopher Basso ‘04, piano