CMC Faculty Concert


$15.00 General
$7.00 Student (age 6 -18) & Senior
$30.00 1st Family Member
Free Additional Family Member(s)

Faculty Showcase Concert



Saturday evening at 7:00 PM, April 27, 2013

Admission: $15 general, $7 students (age 6 and up), $30 family
Off-site post-concert Reception: $10.

Join us as we celebrate the amazing talent and expertise of the CMC instructors and mark the 25th year of tenure on the faculty of Jeff Ashton and Shera Sinell. The concert of classic chamber works will be followed by a reception in a beautiful SE Portland home.

Jeff Ashton has been a playing guitar for over 45 years – here and abroad - and teaching it for over 30, currently at the University of Portland, Ashtone Guitar Studio, and anchoring the entire CMC adult guitar program. Jeff is a composer & arranger in addition to being an active performer – he’s even written his own text books for the classes he leads. Jeff earned a Bachelor of Art degree in history & art history from Boston University, and a Bachelor of Art degree in guitar performance & Master of Arts in Teaching Music from Portland State University. 

Shera Sinell has been teaching young children for over 30 years, and is a founding member of CMC’s early childhood faculty.  Between the preschool & grade-school classes on her weekly roster, she expands 100 young minds a week.  Shera holds a BA degree,  majored in music, and has been a music specialist at Sojourner Elementary School for fifteen years.  Says Sinell, “I love teaching at CMC for many reasons: I enjoy making music with children and am proud of being part of a community that makes music lessons available to all, regardless of ability to pay.  It is a great pleasure to be able to teach the very youngest children, continue to instruct them year after year, and watch them grow into young adults and often wonderful musicians.”

Thanks to generous sponsorship from First Citizens Bank and Brown Lumber -- as well as the players who are donating their time, and the volunteers assiting with the event -- all proceeds go to support the Center’s need-based scholarship program for music students.

Tentative Program (not in order):

Café 1939 - A. Piazzolla
     Lynda Hess, flute
     Shera Sinall, harp

Air and Simple Gifts  - J. Williams
     Hong Chou, violin
     Jonathan Cheskin, cello
     Zita Jefferson, piano
     Jules Elias, clarinet

Moon Reflection in the Duo Springs - Hua Yan Jun arr. Hong Chou
     Hong Chou, violin

Solo to be Announce from the Stage
Fletcher Nemeth, bass

Intrada 22 and 18  - Melchior Franck, 1608
A Totally Different Rag - May Aufderheide, 1910
     Phil Neuman, recorder
     Gayle Neuman, recorder
     Cindy Markham, recorder
     Ben Fitch, recorder
     Daphne Clifton, recorder
     Jeff Ashton, recorder
     Chaconne - J.S. Bach
     Andrew Ehrlich, violin

Passacaglia - G. F. Handel/J. Halvorsen
     Travis Chapman, violin
     Christopher Fotinakis, viola

Sonata in F Minor for viola & piano (IV. Vivace) - J. Brahms
     Jeremy Waterman, viola
     Jana Hanchett, piano

Malaguena  Andalucian - Traditional
Jeff Ashton, guitar

“Ich folge dir” from St. John’s Passion J.S. Bach
     Anna Briscoe, voice
     Terese Wagner, flute
     John Hubbard, cello

Prelude in C minor, Well Tempered Clavier Bk II - J.S. Bach
     Mark Woodward, piano

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