MSO presents the Westminster Concert Series
Westminster Village 5801 West Bethel Avenue Muncie, IN 47304
January 25 at 2 pm.
|Dr. Liz Seidel
Liz Seidel will be the first pianist to play in a series of fourconcerts located at Westminster Village. The free concert will highlight favorites from Baroque to Contemporary.
LizSeidel Biography: Liz Seidel enjoys a successful career as pianist, teacher andchamber musician. A native of Reading, PA, Dr. Seidel manages The SeidelStudio, a highly successful private piano studio in Muncie, IN. She has heldadjunct faculty positions at the Miami University (Ohio), University ofWisconsin (Superior), University of Minnesota (Duluth) and Ball StateUniversity. She has served on the board of the Indiana Music TeachersAssociation and was a member of the summer piano faculty at Blue Lake Fine ArtsCamp (Michigan) for thirteen years.
In 1999 Dr. Seidel was the recipient of aTeacher Enrichment Grant, awarded by the MTNA Foundation. She has served thriceas an adjudicator for Musicfest Northwest, a week-long festival for youngartists in Spokane (WA). Dr. Seidel has performed as a guest pianist for thePacific Rim Summer Chamber Music Festival, Ucluelet (British Columbia) and theSt. Petersburg College (Florida) Piano Concert Series. As a collaborativeartist she has performed with Carsten Svanberg, Gail Williams and Sherry Kloss –and is currently Collaborative Pianist in Residence for the Jascha HeifetzSymposium at Connecticut College.
Dr. Seidel’s students have wonregional/state honors, and have been accepted as performance majors to notableschools and summer workshops within the United States.
Dr. Seidel isfounder/artistic director of Pianoforte, Inc., a non-profit organizationdedicated to providing young musicians in East Central Indiana withopportunities in chamber music, festivals and guest master classes. For moreinformation, please visit www.pianoforteinc.org.
February 28 at 2 pm.
|Athena Gretchen Seojeong Nagel
Athena Nagel (14) was born in Muncie, Indiana. She ishomeschooled and is now in 9th grade. Athena loves to play classicalpiano and also to participate in Muncie Ballet, Inc. During summerof 2011, she attended the “Young Artist World Piano Festival” in St.Paul for her second year in a row, and she spent three weeks at the piano campat Interlochen in Michigan. While at Interlochen, Athena was chosen toplay the harpsichord with the intermediate Interlochen Symphony Orchestra, andthe ensemble performed a concerto grosso by Handel. In May of the sameyear, she won the local “Junior Festival” playoffs, and then in Juneshe won first place in her age category at the state level of the “JuniorFestival” competition. She also won first place in the local”Hoosier Auditions” competition, and went on to win anhonorable mention at the “Hoosier Auditions” state level. Athena’splaying has been heard on WBST radio several times over the last few years, aspart of the ”Young Artist Showcase” series presented byPianoForte, Inc. She regularly plays on MTNA pre-college recitals hostedby Ball State, and on spring recitals coordinated by her principal pianoteacher, Liz Seidel. She has also been the piano/harpsichord player withthe Youth Symphony Orchestra of East Central Indiana for the last three years. Athenatakes supplemental piano lessons with Jean-Louise Hagenauer at IndianaUniversity.
March 28 at 2 pm.
Dr. Liz Seidel
April 23 at 2 pm.
|Mrs. Gloria Griner
Mrs. Gloria Griner, retired professor of piano, music education andpiano for conductors at Ball State University, will be performing for theMuncie Symphony Orchestra as part of the Westminster Concert Series.
Mrs. Griner, a local pianist, is known for her long time dedication tothe arts within the Ball State Community. A founding board member of theMuncie Symphony Orchestra, Gloria has dedicated both her time and talents tothe symphony. Mrs. Griner is also an active member at the Ball State UniversityMuseum of Art as a sustaining member and past president of the Ball StateUniversity Art Alliance. Both Gloria and her husband Ned have been longtime supporters of the museum. Mrs. Griner has also developed asignificant part of the community engagement on behalf of the Museum of Art, asa former member of the Art Museum’s Benefactors Society. Mrs. Griner will perform works by Debussy, as well as a host of the worlds most beautifulclassical pieces. The concert will be a unique and beautiful experience,as Mrs. Griner shares a portion of her vast background from a spectrum ofvisual and musical artistry.