Guest Artists to Perform Contemporary Works

April 10, 2013

The Bradley University Department of Music welcomes guest artists Jennie Brown, flute, and James Baur, guitar, for a performance on Friday, April 19, at 3:30 p.m. in Dingeldine Music Center, located at 1417 W. Barker Avenue.

The Duo will perform contemporary works by Toru Takemitsu, Joan Tower, and Robert Beaser. Immediately following the performance, each artist will offer a master class, coaching Bradley University flute and guitar students. All events are free and open to the public.

Jennie Brown is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music where she studied with Bonita Boyd and received Master and Doctor of Music degrees and the esteemed Performer’s Certificate, with teaching assistantships and graduate awards in both flute performance and music history. She also graduated from Northwestern University, where she studied with Walfrid Kujala and received her Bachelor of Music degree. She has performed in music festivals at Aspen, the Music Academy of the West, and Norfolk, and has also performed in master classes with William Bennett, Maxence Larrieu, Aurèle Nicolet, and Michel Debost. She serves on the faculty of Wheaton and Elmhurst colleges and performs frequently with the MAVerick New Music Ensemble and the Chicago New Arts Trio.

James Baur serves on the faculty of Northwestern University, Lake Forest College, and The Music Institute of Chicago. He was awarded First Prize in Guitar in the 1998 Society of American Musicians Competition and also performed in Preston Bradley Hall as part of the 2005 Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series. He has served as a member of the MAVerick Ensemble since 2004. He received a bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Northwestern University, under the direction of Anne Waller. While at Northwestern, he was selected to perform in the master classes of Oscar Ghiglia, Pepe Romero, Manuel Barrueco, Paul O'Dette and Scott Tenant.  He received his Doctorate in Guitar Performance from Northwestern in 2012.