Repertory Strings Concert to be Held December 2

November 26, 2011

The University of Mount Union’s Repertory Strings will present a concert on Friday, December 2 at 8 p.m. in Presser Recital Hall.
Under the direction of Dr. Elaine Anderson, professor of music at Mount Union, the concert will feature works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Peder Knudsen, Franz Gruber and Arcangelo Corelli, among others.
On campus, Anderson teaches cello, chamber music, theory and orchestral literature classes. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree in string education from Concordia College, a Master of Music degree in performance and theory from the Manhattan School of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degree in cello performance from the University of Alabama.
Her chamber music studies have included coachings with the American String Quartet and the Cadék Trio, orchestral studies mentors including Nathan Stutch and Carlton McCreery and conducting teachers such as Carlton McCreery, J.Robert Hanson and David Gilbert. She served as a member of the Brevard Music Center summer artist faculty in North Carolina from 1996-2005. In addition, she has performed in masterclasses for Yo-Yo Ma and Carter Brey, and she has been a featured soloist with orchestras in Minnesota, Alabama, Ohio, North Carolina and The National Symphony of Bolivia. 
Prior to joining the faculty at Mount Union, Anderson performed with several orchestras in the Southeast and held teaching positions in Georgia and Alabama.
Founded in 1998 by Anderson, the Repertory Strings is a small chamber orchestra made up of Mount Union students, string faculty, advanced high school players and invited community members.
Presser Recital Hall is located in Cope Music Hall on the corner of Simpson Street and Union Avenue. The performance is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Mount Union’s Department of Music at (330) 823-2180.
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