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Marywood String Celebration
Friday & Saturday, October 21 - 22, 2016
* Student Health Form is Mandatory for all Participants *
Please print form, provide required information, turn in at registration. Thank you.
String Celebration Nomination Forms:
Mr. Kenny Bean
Kenny began seriously studying music as a high school student when he attended the Baltimore School for the Arts. He matriculated to Oberlin Conservatory where he earned a Bachelor of Music in Trumpet Performance, following which he completed a Master of Music Education from Jackson State University.
Following a desire to pass on the gift of music, Kenny has worked with a number of music education organizations, including Play on, Philly!, Settlement Music School and the School District of Philadelphia. He has also taught at summer festivals, such as Luzerne Music Center and the Premier Orchestral Institute of the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. For the past few summers, he has taught trumpet and conducted various ensembles at Symphony in C Summer Camp and Kinhaven Music School. He currently holds the position of Associate Director/Program Director of the Primavera Fund, a Philadelphia based charitable trust, whose mission is to identify, mentor and underwrite the artistic endeavors of young musicians whose talent surpasses their financial means.
In recent years, Kenny has been most fortunate to engage his passion for conducting. He held the position of Music Director/Conductor of the Junior String Philharmonic of the Lehigh Valley from 2011-2015. In January of 2016 he was appointed Music Director/Conductor of the Young People’s Philharmonic of the Lehigh Valley. He also serves as the Conductor of the Symphony in C Youth Orchestra and as Associate Conductor of the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra. In the fall of 2016, he will begin his appointment as Director/Conductor of the newly launched Philadelphia Young Musicians Orchestra. Kenny currently lives in West Philadelphia.
Kirsten Marshall, Director of the Orchestral Program and violin instructor, is on the faculty of Ithaca (NY) Talent Education (ITE), as well as Lecturer in violin performance at Ithaca College. Ms. Marshall received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM) with majors in violin performance and Suzuki pedagogy. Ms. Marshall also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Case Western Reserve University, with an emphasis in strings. Her conducting studies were with David Einfeldt (Hartt School of Music, Connecticut), Carl Topilow and Louis Lane (CIM). She is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, the National Music Honor Society.
Ms. Marshall has conducted the 2016, 2014, 2012 and 1998 Suzuki Youth Orchestra of the Americas at the biennial Suzuki Association Conferences, as well as conducting the faculty orchestras for the youth piano soloist in both the 2008 and 2010 conferences. She has also been a featured conductor at Suzuki institutes and All-State festivals across the United States. An avid supporter of contemporary music, Ms. Marshall co-commissioned and premiered a new sonata for violin and piano by Robert Paterson. Additionally, she composes and arranges for string orchestras. She also conducted and produced two premiere string orchestra pieces on a CD released by ITE (Bach to the Future).
Ms. Marshall is an active violinist in the Ithaca area and is a member (David and Lesli Sagan chair) of the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, Ithaca's professional ensemble. She is frequently sought after as a string clinician at Suzuki institutes and workshops across the United States. Her high-energy style blends humor and passion, engaging players at the highest level for riveting performances.