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Minnesota Music Teachers Association concert set for April 11

On Thursday evening, April 11, artistic ambassadors will perform a chamber music concert at Bemidji State University.

Charles Asch, Isabella Dawis, Hyun Jin Cho, Emily Feld and Franco Holder are undergraduate and graduate music students from Minnesota colleges chosen by audition in January to represent the Minnesota Music Teachers Association. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Thompson Recital Hall of Bemidji Stateís Bangsberg Fine Arts Complex. Admission is free.

The concert also will feature music for cello and piano, soprano and piano and piano solo, by composers J. S. Bach, Chopin, Haydn, Franck, Scarlatti, Schumann, Debussy and Michael Head.

Charles Asch, originally from Milwaukee, Wis., is working towards a doctoral degree in music at the University of Minnesota. He received his masterís degree from the Juilliard School of Music in 2011 and has a bachelorís degree from Northwestern University.

Isabella Dawis is a vocal soprano and a National Merit Scholar studying piano performance at the University of Minnesota and voice at the Institute of Vocal Artistry in St. Paul. She has appeared in productions at the Minnesota Opera, the Guthrie Theater and the Childrenís Theatre Company.

Hyun Jin Cho is a senior marketing major in the University of Minnesotaís Carlson School of Management. She has studied piano in Korea, attending art schools before she went to college. However, she had to give up playing due to physical problems with her fingers. Now healed, she again studies piano at the University of Minnesota.

Emily Feld, from Rosemount, Minn., is a sophomore in piano and voice at Concordia College-Moorhead. Feld attended the St. Olaf Piano Academy in 2010

Franco Holder received his bachelors degree in music from Indiana University in 2009, after which he joined the faculty at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne as a collaborative pianist. He composes and conducts and currently works as organist and choir director at Crown of Glory Lutheran Church.

In addition to the concert at Bemidji State, the musicians also will perform at Bemidjiís Horace May Elementary School on April 10 and the Kelliher and Blackduck schools on Friday, April 12.

For more information please contact the BSU music department at (218) 755-2915.

About Bemidji State University Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesotaís lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,000 students, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. The University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding. For further information about the University, visit Become a fan of Bemidji State University on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.