April 24, 2006
The Morningside College Leo Kucinski Academy of Music (LKAM) will hold two evenings of recitals for voice and instrumental students and those participating in the Early String Program. The recitals are all free and open to the public.
More than 40 string, piano, and voice students will give recitals on Wednesday, April 26. Performances begin at 5 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 1212 Morningside Avenue, and at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Avenue.
Students from the academy’s Early String Program will perform their recitals on Friday, April 28, beginning at 7 p.m. in Room 100 of the MacCollin Classroom Building, 3625 Garretson Avenue. Seventeen violinists and three cellists, ages four through nine and in their first year of study, will perform during the evening.
Instructors for the voice and instrumental students include Kathi Angeroth, violin; Jameson Cooper, violin; Dr. Gail Dooley, voice; Marlene Grossman, piano; Michele Grossman, piano; Amy Joseph, cello; Jacob Murphy, violin; Joseph Shufro, cello; Luis Vargas, viola; and Jill Wilson, piano.
Jungho Kim, assistant conductor of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, is violin instructor and director of the Early String Program. Amy Joseph, member of the Euclid Quartet, is instructor for the cellists.
The LKAM opened in the fall of 2004 and focuses on private instruction, monthly workshops, and performance classes for student musicians from beginner to high school. Through a partnership between the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and Morningside College, the academy directs the Early String Program and the symphony’s three youth orchestras.