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Brevard Music Center Community Concerts
For our First Mondays series in Brevard we are proud to partner with local charities to highlight the challenges and needs facing our entire community.
October's local charity partner is The Haven of Transylvania County. The Haven is a temporary, emergency shelter for homeless families and individuals. They offer not only shelter for those in need, but also counseling and case management to assist them on their road to independence.
If you or someone you know is in need of shelter, please contact The Haven at (828) 877-2040.
Mazurka Op. 40, No. 3
Up the Ocklawaha
Five Madrigal Stanzas
Graceful Ghost Rag
William Grant Still
Suite for Violin and Piano
Marjorie Bagley enjoys a varied career as performer and pedagogue. In August of 2009, she happily returned to her home state to be Professor of Violin at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She is one of the concertmasters and teaching faculty at the Brevard Music Festival in the summers, and is Principal Second violin of the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra.
Marjorie was founding first violinist of the Arcata Quartet, a group that enjoyed nearly a decade of concerts around the globe. They collaborated with many great musicians, including members of the Emerson, Tokyo, and American Quartets, and can be heard in recordings on the VOX and New World labels. Concerts took them across North America and Europe, with recitals in Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall and Wigmore Hall, and a concerto for quartet and orchestra with the Utah Symphony and Keith Lockhart. The quartet spent several years as Quartet in Residence at Utah State University. She has held teaching positions at the Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division, Utah State University, Ohio University, and Carnegie Mellon. Summer teaching positions have taken her to the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, the Perlman Music Program, the International Music Academy Plzen (Czech Republic), and the Brevard Music Festival.
Marjorie has performed as soloist with the Little Orchestra Society in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, with the North Carolina Symphony, the Asheville and Salisbury Symphonies (NC), the Idaho Falls Symphony, the Chisinau Philharmonic (Moldova), the ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, the University of Michigan Symphony, and the Wind Ensembles at Ohio University, UNCG, and the University of Michigan. Her teachers included Stephen Shipps (University of Michigan, B.M.), Patinka Kopec, and Pinchas Zukerman (Manhattan School of Music, M.M.) When she’s not performing, Marjorie enjoys cooking, gardening, and hiking with her husband, physics professor Ian Beatty, and their daughter, Eleanor.
James Douglass, assistant professor of collaborative piano and auditions coordinator for applications to the Accompanying and Chamber Music degree program at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, has been involved in diverse genres including chamber music, vocal arts, opera, choral arts, symphonic repertoire, jazz, cabaret, and musical theater. He received the BM and MM in piano performance from the University of Alabama and the DMA in collaborative piano from the University of Southern California where he was a student of Dr. Alan L. Smith; additional studies with collaborative Anne Epperson and Martin Katz. While at USC he received a Koldofsky Fellowship and the Outstanding Keyboard Collaborative Arts award. Douglass has served on the faculties of Mississippi College, Occidental College LA, USC, and Middle Tennessee State University where he was coordinator of the collaborative piano degree program. In 2003 he began teaching in the summer study program AIMS (American Institue of Musical Studies) in Graz, Austria as the instructor of collaborative piano and a coach in the lieder program with Harold Heiberg. Performances as a collaborative pianist have included recitals and television/radio broadcasts across the United States and in Europe (France, Germany, Austria, Hungary); in master classes given by artists Dawn Upshaw, Carol Vaness, Vladimir Chernov, Norman Luboff, Paul Salamunovich, Natalie Hinderas, Leon Bates. Douglass is also active as a clinician and recently completed a recording with soprano Hope Koehler of John Jacob Niles songs which was released on the Albany label in 2008.