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PETE DUBEAU 

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FAB 605

COURSES: Applied Low Brass

B.M. Music Performance, Northwestern University
M.M. Music Performance, University of Michigan

 

Peter DuBeau Principal Tuba of the Virginia Symphony a position he has held since 1989, and is an active performance with the Virginia Symphony and the Virginia Opera.  Previously he held the position of Principal Tuba of the Singapore Symphony.  He has taught at most of the local universities as well as the Governor's School of the Arts and the Armed Forces School of Music.  He has been on the Faculty of the Norfolk State Music Department since 2014.

Recordings With the Virginia Symphony - Bruch: Scottish Fantasy with Micheal Ludwig, JoAnn Falletta, conductor, 2007; Americana; The Dream Comes Alive.  Music of Copland, Hosay, Rogers, Berlin and Sousa, JoAnn Falletta, conductor, 2006; The American Cello. Concertos by Chen Yi, Behzad Ranjbaran and Samuel Barber, JoAnn Falletta, conductor, 2004; Symphony in A Major, “Virginia Symphony” by John Powell, JoAnn Falletta, conductor, 2003; American Treasures: Hailstork: Epitaph Piano Concerto, Hailstork: Celebration!, Gottschalk: Symphony No. 1, JoAnn Falletta, conductor, 1997. Peter and the Wolf, Young Persons Guide to the Orchestra, JoAnn Falletta, conductor, 2001; Holiday Favorites, JoAnn Falletta, conductor, 2000; Seascapes. Bax: Tintagel, Ivert: Ports of Call, Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Glazunov: The Sea, JoAnn Falletta, conductor, 2000; Live at Carnegie Hall. Barber: Symphony No. 1, Elgar: Enigma Variations, JoAnn Falletta, conductor, 1997.

 

LESLEY FRIEND 

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FAB 111

COURSES: Applied Voice and Music Appreciation

B.M. Vocal Music Performance, Montclair State University
M.M. Opera Performance, The Boston Conservatory
A.D. Vocal Music Performance, University of Memphis
Doctoral Candidate, Indiana University 

Soprano Lesley Anne Friend, has been honored as a Metropolitan Opera National Council Awards Semi-Finalist, by the Opera Birmingham Vocal Competition, Marguerite McCammon Vocal Competition, Connecticut Concert Opera, the Orpheus Competition, and the International Hans Gabor Belvedere Singing Competition. Her roles include the title roles in Ariadne auf Naxos and Tosca, Ellen Orford in Peter Grimes, Giorgetta in Il Tabarro, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Fiordiligi in Così fan Tutte, Alma in Hoiby’s Summer & Smoke, Masha in Wargo’s The Music Shop, Erste Dame in Die Zauberflöte, Desdemona in Otello, Miss Jessel in The Turn of the Screw, Helmwige in Die Walküre, Female Chorus in The Rape of Lucretia, Elisabetta in Maria Stuarda, the title role in Suor Angelica, and Magda Sorel in The Consul. Lesley has worked with Sarasota Opera, Opera Memphis, Baltimore Concert Opera, and Opera on the Avalon.

Lesley has long been passionate about new works and less-performed repertoire. She has performed in regional and world premieres of works by numerous composers, including American composers Zachery Redler and Stephen Schwartz: singing Magnanimous in Windows and Myra Foster in Seance on a Wet Afternoon respectively. Her orchestral work includes Varese’s Offrandes, the music of Harry Partch, and Ginastera’s Cantata para América Mágica in celebration of the composer’s 100th birthday at Indiana University’s Latin American Music Center.  Ms. Friend sang her first Verdi Requiem with Boston’s Chorus Pro Musica and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the Hartt School of Music Choirs and Orchestra and the New Haven Chorale. She has also performed Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer 1915 with the Indiana University Orchestra. Lesley received her B.M. cum laude in Vocal Performance from Montclair State University and her M.M. in Opera from The Boston Conservatory. Currently, she is a doctoral candidate at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University. Locally, Lesley performs with the Virginia Opera and the Virginia Symphony Orchestra. She maintains a private voice studio and teaches voice and music at Norfolk State University and Elizabeth City State University.

 

MARGIE HAYNES 

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FAB 613

COURSES: African American Music and Humanities

B.A. French Education, Norfolk State University
M.S. Music Education, Norfolk State University

 

 

 

KELSEY JAMERSON

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FAB 413

COURSES: African American Music, Applied Secondary Piano, and Music Appreciation

B.A. Music, Mary Baldwin University
M.M. Piano Performance, Norfolk State University

 

Kelsey Jamerson began playing piano when she was seven years old. She learned different songs through tutorials on her keyboard. A couple of years later, she attended piano lessons & has been enrolled ever since. Past teachers include Dr. Lise Keiter, Dr. Tonya Menard, Ms. Carol La Porte, & Dr. Susan Ha. In 2017, she was one of four pianists chosen to perform in the Virginia Symphony Orchestra piano master class with Simone Dinnerstein. There, she learned to perform a couple of piano pieces from a professional perspective.

Kelsey was part of the Mary Baldwin University (MBU) band for four years, where she played the piccolo & flute. She studied these instruments with Dr. Erin Murphy. She was also a member of the MBU choir, where she toured locally to perform. Kelsey excelled in the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership (VWIL), which is the only all-female cadet corps in the nation. In the VWIL band, she held the positions of corps drum major & section leader.  She graduated from both VWIL & MBU in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in music with emphasis in piano performance. Kelsey completed her Master of Music in piano performance degree from Norfolk State University in Fall 2020. Additionally, she maintains a private piano studio, ClassiKeys Music Studio, in Chesapeake, VA.

 

MICHAEL LAUBACH

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COURSES: Applied Percussion

B.M Music Performance, Carnegie Mellon University
M.M. Music Performance, Carnegie Mellon University
Performance Certificate, Los Angeles Academy of Music


Originally from Pittsburgh PA, Mike received his Bachelor's and Master's degree from Carnegie Mellon University studying with Timothy K. Adams, Jr., Principal Timpani, Pittsburgh Symphony (retired) and Paul Evans, Percussionist, River City Brass Band. Postgraduate studies include a drum set performance certificate from Los Angeles Music Academy and Cleveland State University where he studied with Tom Freer, Assistant Principal Timpani/Percussion (retired) with the Cleveland Orchestra. Mike has performed with the Baltimore Symphony, Buffalo Philharmonic, Charlotte Symphony, Dayton Philharmonic, Erie Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Jacksonville Symphony, National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa, CA), North Carolina Symphony, Toledo Symphony, Richmond Symphony, and West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. As an educator Mike currently serves as an adjunct instructor of percussion for Virginia Wesleyan University, Norfolk State University, and in the past at Chowan University in Murfreesboro, NC. Michael is also an active clinician and instructor that has worked with many middle school, high school, and after school programs including the Academy of Music (Norfolk, VA) South Euclid-Lyndhurst School District (OH), Willoughby South High School (OH), Norfolk Public Schools (VA), Hickory High School (VA), Tallwood High School (VA), Kemps Landing/Old Donation School (VA), Hickory High School (VA) The Broadway School of Music (OH), Soundscapes (VA), and Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia (VA). 

 

RICKY MICOU

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COURSES: Applied Percussion, Melody & Improvisation, and Percussion Ensemble

B.M.E. Mississippi Valley State University
M.M. Southern Illinois University


Ricky Micou  performs as a steel pan soloist or with his Caribbean jazz group through out the Hampton Roads area.  He has worked as a  professional Drummer/Percussionist in the Navy Steel Drum Band, Navy Band, Busch Gardens, the Virginia Beach Orchestra, Symphonicity, the York River Symphony Orchestra , Hampton University's Theatre Department , and at various churches throught the Hampton Roads area including London Bridge Baptist Church. He has performed throughout the United States, South America, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Jamaica, Costa Rica as a Musician in the Navy Band. He also teaches at Hampton University.

 

ANASTASIA MIGLIOZZI

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COURSES: Applied Strings, String Ensemble, and  String Methods

B.M. The Juilliard School
M.M. The Rice University Shepherd School of Music


Professional Orchestral Experience: 1990 to Present: The Virginia Symphony/Virginia Opera, Norfolk, Virginia JoAnne Valletta Principal Conductor; Entered the orchestra with Joseph Silverstein as acting music director. Acting Assistant Principal for two seasons 1993 and 1994 and then again in 2001/2002 for half season. Full time, tenured member from 1992 to 2002. Per-Service member from 2002 to present. Received the 30 year cup at end of the 2019-2020 season. 1988-1990 Houston Ballet Orchestra Houston, Texas Main conductor Glen Langdon: Performed ballet repertoire and optional summer seasons. 1986-1987 Orchestra Symphonic Del’Emiglia Romagna: Parma, Italy “Arturo Toscanini Symphony” Orchestra based in Parma, Italy: I participated as one of eight Americans in the orchestra: Toured Northern Italy and performed for the Summer Solstice Program associated with Lincoln Center, NY. Maestro Delman Principal conductor. Summer Solstice conductor, Zubin Mehta.

Professional Engagements and Performances: Williamsburg Symphonia: Section Viola Richmond Symphony: Section Viola Concert Violist for: Josh Groban (violin and viola), Rod Stewart, Sarah Breightman, Wayne Newton (violin), Clay Aiken, Rock Star Super Nova Tour, Transiberian Orchestra Broadway Show Tours, local violist: The Lion King, Sunset Boulevard (violin and viola), Ragtime Virginia Ballet Theater: Fiddler on the Roof, Cinderella Norfolk Academy: My Fair Lady Norfolk Chamber Consort: 4/29/19 Performance Hampton Roads Chamber Players: Coach and Performer (Violin and Viola). Virginia Arts Festival Harbor String Quartet (harborquartet.com): violist and librarian: Continued performances (Lemon Tree Galery, Cape Charles). GSA Productions: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder Virginia Symphony/ Virginia Opera: Contracted Violist - 30th Season And I Love Her Violins: (andiloveherviolins.com) Contracted Violist and Violinist - both acoustic and electric, throughout Hampton Roads.

Teaching: 1991 Chowan College Summer String Program: Private instructor, chamber music coach and counselor at overnight two week camp. 1992, 93, 94 Ball State University, Muncie Indiana; Instructor, chamber music coach and librarian at Summer Strings Clinic. Four weeks (two sessions of two weeks) overnight camp. 1995 Memphis City Schools Summer String Fling: Day camp for inner city children. Instructor, chamber coach and string orchestra conductor. 2005 William and Mary: Conductor Wes Kenney; Viola section coach. 2005 Christopher Newport University: Adjunct viola teacher. 2000-pres Bay Youth Orchestra: Viola action coach and summer camp coach. 2000- present. Coaching and Seating auditions - String Orchestra violas Governor’s School of the Arts: Violin and viola private instructor; Added Viola Class in 2007. Continue to teach Violin, Viola, Group viola class, coach chamber music and sit on jury panels. 2007 Norview High School: Linda Dennis Orchestra Director: Visiting guest clinician. 2005 Saint Patrick Catholic School: String ensemble class 6.7.and 8th graders. 1990 Private teaching studio for violin and viola in Norfolk VA. Continue to maintain a private teaching studio in Norfolk for violin and viola. 2005 - Present - Hampton Roads Chamber Players: Chamber music coach 2008 - Present - Old Dominion University: Adjunct Professor of Viola: Viola instructor, chamber music coach. 9/14/19 SRO Prep Day at ODU - Viola Instructor. 

 

RONALD MYERS

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COURSES: African American Music and Humanities

B.M. Vocal Music Performance, Carson-Newman College (University)
M.M. Vocal Music Education, Education Endorsement, Administration and Supervision, University of Virginia 


Ronald Myers, a native of Norfolk, VA, was educated in the public schools of his native city. Through high school and college, he won awards in numerous vocal competitions. He has performed numerous recitals, and has often been featured as tenor soloist in many of the standard oratorios of the great European choral masters. In the Norfolk Schools, was a choral director, music teacher, and Dean of Students. He has also served in various denominations as a church musician and tenor soloist.

 

REBECCA WILLETT

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COURSES: Applied Secondary Piano, Harmony & Keyboard, and Music Fundamentals

B.M. Piano Performance, Cleveland Institute of Music
M.M. Piano Performance, University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music

Rebecca Willett, a Young Steinway Artist, is a pianist and collaborator based in Hampton Roads. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Piano Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied under Kathryn Brown and Daniel Shapiro as well as a Masters' Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music where she studied with Awadagin Pratt.

Rebecca has worked as a chamber coach for Hampton Roads Chamber Players and spent two years performing internationally in a piano quintet with Lincoln Center Stage.  She performs frequently throughout the area as a chamber musician, solo artist and orchestral keyboardist, having performed with the Virginia Symphony and the Richmond Symphony in their 2021-2022 seasons. She is currently an adjunct music faculty member at Norfolk State University, has a private studio and is on faculty at the Governors’ School for the Arts.

 

CHI-YIN CHEN WOLBRINK

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COURSES: Applied Secondary Piano

B.A. Piano Performance, Tainan Theological Seminary & College
M.M. Choral Conducting, Westminster Choir College

 

Chi Yi Chen Wolbrink was born in Tainan, Taiwan.  Chi Yi earned a degree in piano performance from Tainan Theological Seminary and College and a Masters of Music in Choral Conducting from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey.  Recently, Chi Yi served on the Presbyterian Committee of Congregational Songs, which produced the Glory to God hymnal. Chi Yi served 11 years as a Choral Associate at Princeton Theological Seminary. Before becoming the Director of Music Ministry at Bayside Presbyterian Church, Chi Yi served as the Music Director and Organist at Monumental United Methodist Church in Portsmouth. Chi Yi has presented workshops on global church music in numerous conferences and directed the choirs at Princeton Theological Seminary and the New York City Formosa Choir. She remains active as a piano soloist and accompanist for many major works in the choral repertoire and is featured on multiple recordings.