With the help of Janice Saffir, on-site coordinator and Robert Jones, Director of Fine Arts, 11 sessions and 3 programs have been planned which include presenters from St. Louis to Lawrence to San Francisco!
...Janice Saffir, Professor of Music at Truman State University, received her BM and MM degrees from the University of Illinois, and her DMA degree from the University of Iowa.She
is active in both solo and chamber music performance.As a soloist, one of her
projects has been the complete Chopin Etudes, Op.10, which she
has performed several times in recital, and which she
has also recorded on an authentic Pleyel grand from the time of Chopin
.Another project culminated with her
participation in a Recital of Chamber Music by Women Composers at the 2002 MTNA National Conference.As a collaborative performer, she
has appeared with such recording artists as violinist Robert McDuffie, trumpeter Allan Dean, and Swiss cellist Markus Stocker.At Truman
has performed as pianist in the Truman Piano Trio, as well as pianist in duo recitals with faculty and guest artists.
Jo Ella Todd's solo engagements number over fifty roles in opera houses and concert halls around the world including New York, Vienna, Munich, Verona, Prague, Paris and the world famous Salzburg International Music Festival.Winner of the International Vocal Competition of Antwerp, Belgium, finalist in the Belevedeer International Competition in Vienna, and recipient of the Belgian Prix de Culture, she
was a soloist with the Munich State Theater for eleven years.Her
students have enjoyed success in major national competitions and can be found in the competitive graduate vocal programs of the leading conservatories and schools of music.
...Panelists: Janice Saffir, Diane Gillam,
...Computer/Keyboard Co-Chair Janice Saffir