Janice Minor

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Janice Minor, clarinet | Paulo Steinberg, piano
Ian Zook, horn

September 2, 2012 Sunday @ 2 p.m. Recital Hall


Active as an orchestral player, solo recitalist, chamber musician, clinician, and music educator, Dr. Janice L. Minor has performed and appeared in a wide variety of venues throughout the United States and Europe. She will take the stage with fellow JMU faculty members Paulo Steinberg and Ian Zook for a concert program featuring Robert Schumann’s Fantasiestucke Op. 73, Richard Wagner’s Adagio, and Gunther Schuller’s Romantic Sonata for Clarinet, Horn and Piano.

Janice L. Minor is the clarinet professor at James Madison University and the Saarburger Serenaden: International Music Festival and School in Saarburg, Germany. She is an active chamber and orchestral musician having performed with the Montpelier Wind Quintet, the Prestige Clarinet Quartet, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra/Pops, Cincinnati Opera, Richmond Symphony, Roanoke Symphony, Opera Roanoke, as well as on soundtracks for the Discovery Channel and National Geographic. Appearances as soloist, chamber musician and clinician include: the U.S. Army Europe Band in Heidelberg, Germany; U.S. Army Band Pershing’s Own; Northwest Symphony Orchestra; Cincinnati Eighteenth Century Ensemble; Aspen Music Festival; Lucca Music Festival in Lucca, Italy; Interlochen Arts Academy; and Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. She earned a B.F.A. in clarinet performance from the SUNY-Purchase College, M.M. in clarinet performance and music education from Northwestern University, Artist Diploma from DePaul University and D.M.A. from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. She is a Buffet Crampon performing artist and music reviewer for The Clarinet, official journal of the International Clarinet Association. Her current CD project is recording The Recital Clarinetist.

Dr. Paulo Steinberg has performed as a soloist and as a collaborative pianist in the United States, Brazil, Canada and Iceland. Recently he presented a lecture-recital at the International Festival entitled “Experiencing Villa-Lobos,” and performed in several venues including two solo recitals at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Steinberg initiated a partnership with Música no Museu, an organization in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that co-sponsors a yearly competition, providing performance opportunities and scholarships for young musicians. He often serves as an adjudicator in piano competitions, and offers master classes, lectures and workshops in the United States and abroad. Steinberg recently accepted the position as President-elect of the Virginia Music Teachers Association. A winner of several national competitions in Brazil, he holds a master”s degree in piano performance from Arizona State University and a doctorate from Indiana University.

Ian Zook is an active orchestral and solo performer, and has appeared in concerts throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He joined the faculty of James Madison University in 2009 and performs frequently with the Madison Brass. As a soloist he has performed with numerous ensembles including the JMU Brass Band at the Kennedy Center, the Charlottesville & University Symphony Orchestra, the Virginia Baroque Consort, and most recently the Chamber Orchestra of Charlottesville in performances of Benjamin Britten’s Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings. Zook’s orchestral experience is extensive and has included positions with the Princeton and Haddonfield Symphony Orchestras, as well as performances as a substitute musician with the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Harrisburg, Richmond, Delaware and Vermont Symphonies. Zook holds a B.M. from the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and an M.M. from the University of Michigan.

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