Cara Lieurance http://wmuk.org en Schyler Sheltrown on Bach Fest vocal competition, musical grounding http://wmuk.org/post/schyler-sheltrown-bach-fest-vocal-competition-musical-grounding <p></p><p>A vocal performance major at Michigan State University who intends to pursue an operatic career, Schyler Sheltrown talks to Cara Lieurance about her musical mentors, including current teacher Melanie Helton and her high school instructor, David Hook.</p><p>Schyler&nbsp;details her experience at the <a href="http://www.kalamazoobachfestival.org/">Kalamazoo Bach Festival Young Vocalist Competition</a>. She also shares insight into the practice of opera singing and the music she prepared for the competition.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:15:37 +0000 Cara Lieurance 13535 at http://wmuk.org Schyler Sheltrown on Bach Fest vocal competition, musical grounding LHI Live: As the Sea, with Nashon Holloway, Mark Niskanen, Andrew Rose http://wmuk.org/post/lhi-live-sea-nashon-holloway-mark-niskanen-andrew-rose <p></p><p>A combo of prodigiously talented young jazz musicians who met at Western Michigan University, <a href="https://www.facebook.com/astheseamusic">As The Sea</a> is noted for the close communication between the players themselves and between the players and the audience.</p><p>Singer/guitarist <a href="https://www.facebook.com/nashonmusic">Nashon Holloway</a>, pianist <a href="https://www.facebook.com/markniskanenphoto">Mark Niskanen</a>, and bassist Andrew Rose share their thoughts on songwriting and performing with Cara Lieurance in WMUK's Takeda studio.</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:54:22 +0000 Cara Lieurance 13247 at http://wmuk.org LHI Live: As the Sea, with Nashon Holloway, Mark Niskanen, Andrew Rose New season, new director, new Fontana http://wmuk.org/post/new-season-new-director-new-fontana <p>The 2014-2015 Fall/Winter season of <a href="http://fontanachamberarts.org">Fontana </a>will feature eight concerts between September 2014 and April 2015.&nbsp;</p><p>Artist director David Baldwin and Cara Lieurance look at the variety of music and musicians, from renowned pianist Garrick Ohlsson, to the legendary Marsalis family, to the centuries-old Vienna Boys Choir, who will appear in Kalamazoo as Fontana's guests next season.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 16:05:04 +0000 Cara Lieurance 13234 at http://wmuk.org New season, new director, new Fontana 'Gran Danzon' celebrates flute music of the Americas http://wmuk.org/post/gran-danzon-celebrates-flute-music-americas <p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.marthacouncell.com/">Martha Councell-Vargas</a>, an assistant professor of flute at Western Michigan University, recently released a full-length album of new and overlooked flute music by composers of the northern and southern American hemispheres.&nbsp;</p><p>On <em>WMUK's Let's Hear It</em>, Ms. Councell-Vargas speaks with Cara Lieurance about her passion for flute music of the Americas, the stylistic influences she's incorporated into her playing, and the strong friendships that have arisen throughout her musical journey.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:52:21 +0000 Cara Lieurance 13162 at http://wmuk.org 'Gran Danzon' celebrates flute music of the Americas Brad Wong and Paul Clifton preview Western Wind Quintet concert http://wmuk.org/post/brad-wong-and-paul-clifton-preview-western-wind-quintet-concert <p></p><p>The Western Wind Quintet plays music by American, Hungarian, German, and French composers Wednesday night in a program called "Around the World with the Western Wind Quintet." Clarinetist Brad Wong and guest horn player Paul Clifton talk about the program with Cara Lieurance. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:24:35 +0000 Cara Lieurance 13033 at http://wmuk.org