Simon-Fiset Composition Honors Recital

7:00pm May 29 at Good Shepherd Center: 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N Seattle, WA 98103

Come be inspired with the caliber of young Seattle-area musicians performing their original compositions at this upcoming performance. Award winners from the Simon-Fiset Competition in grades 1-12 will perform and receive their awards.

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The Simon-Fiset competition was established to encourage young students of the Seattle Music Teachers Association to continue the serious study of music and to acknowledge exceptional ability, application and meritorious accomplishment by awarding monetary prizes in the area of composition, piano, string instruments, wind instruments, and voice. 


Music of Brazil: Forro, Choro, and Samba – May 21 General Meeting: Presenter Jamie Maschler:

Jamie Maschler accordian

Jamie Maschler is an incredibly versatile musician. She has played the accordion since she was four and has competed with pieces by such challenging classical composers as Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. She has since discovered her love of the collaborative, rock, pop, and latin musical scenes.

 

Jamie is based in Seattle, WA where she studied accordion under three-time Latin Grammy Nominee Jovino Santos Neto at Cornish College of the Arts. Brazilian culture inspires her current projects; Seattle’s only forró band – En Canto, and accordion duo with Gabe-Hall Rodrigues – Creosote.  Jamie is a frequent guest performer and presenter of workshops on stylized Brazilian and Tango music at numerous festivals.

 

Her array of projects and versatility has allowed her to be a full-time professional accordionist playing venues ranging from clubs with a Brazilian Jazz group to Benaroya Hall with the Seattle Symphony. Jamie works for accordion manufacturer Petosa Accordions, where she is able to share her passion and actively participate in the  reinvention and face of the traditional instrument.

Coffee and pastries begin at 9:00am, business at 9:30am, and presentation at 10:00.

Music Center of the Northwest
901 N 96th St
Seattle, WA 98103

 


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