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Students Perform in Before Bach's Birthday Bash

March 20, 2017

Photo: Student Jinsung Kim and Pipedreams Host Michael Barone after the concert and live broadcast

University of Minnesota School of Music students and alumni performed in the annual celebration of Johann Sebastian Bach, Before Bach's Birthday Bash, presented by Amercian Public Media's Pipedreams, Minnesota Public Radio, and the Twin Cities Chapter of the American Guild of Organists on Saturday, March 18. Performances throughout the day took place at St. Olaf Catholic Church, First Baptist Church, Gethsemane Episcopal Church, and Westminister Prebyterian Church, all in Minneapolis, MN. Program One was broadcast live on Classical Minnesota Public Radio. View complete program information

Student and alumni performers included: Yumhali Garcia (DMA, violin, student of Young-Nam Kim), Matthew Harikian (MM, piano, student of Lydia Artymiw), Jinsung Kim (DMA, piano, student of Kyung Kim), Seongkyeong Kim (MM, piano, student of Paul Shaw), Nicolas Mercure (BM, violin, student of Young-Nam Kim), Benjamin Osterhouse (MM, cello, student of Tanya Remenikova), CJ Point (MM, cello, student of Tanya Remenikova), Sam Rudy (MA, music theory; BM, violin student of Mark Bjork), and Adrian Volovets (BM, organ, student of Dean Billmeyer). The concert also featured current U of M School of Music organ teaching specialist Tom Ferry