A grant from San Antonio's City Arts Access Program (CAAP) has enabled three workshops this semester at Northwest Vista College. Master classes with singer actor and writer Lindsey Van de Kirk and with the San Antonio Brass Ensemble take place on Monday, February 18, 2013 from 12:30 to 3 PM. A third is scheduled for Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 5 PM, with singer-songwriter and pianist Bett Butler and Joël Dilley, her bassist husband. All events take place in Rehearsal Hall 152 of the Palmetto Center for the Arts at Northwest Vista College. All students and members of the community are welcome to observe. More information.
LINDSEY VAN DE KIRK (Monday, February 18, 2 PM) is an accomplished singer, actor, and writer. Her stage experience includes such shows as City of Angels, Me and My Girl, Urinetown, Oklahoma, Into the Woods, The Laramie Project, Kindertransport, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Children of a Lesser God, Guys and Dolls, A Christmas Carol, Lend Me a Tenor, and Rumors, among many others. She traveled throughout Texas for two years performing with Opera in the Schools. She has taught voice privately since 1979 and also teaches voice at Saint Mary’s Hall. She is a full member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. She holds a Master’s degree in Opera/Musical Theater from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
SAN ANTONIO BRASS (Monday, February 18, 12:30 PM) Ensemble is South Texas' premier large brass ensemble. Founded in 1982, this versatile brass ensemble performs a wide variety of musical genres ranging from Classical music to Dixieland, Jazz, show tunes, classic rock, swing, big band, and everything in between. San Antonio Brass_ range of musical abilities has produced engagements throughout the State of Texas including collaborations with the Texas Bach Choir, the Jim Cullum Jazz Band, the San Antonio Symphony, the San Antonio Children_s Chorus and the City of San Antonio_s annual Luminaria event. Musical explorations have ranged from the music of Bach for brass and organ to a tribute to Louis Armstrong. Comprised of some of the finest brass players in Texas, including the principal brass of the San Antonio Symphony and the area_s finest University Instructors, the San Antonio Brass has contributed to the cultural life of San Antonio, Bexar County and the state of Texas through its performances and educational programs. The musicians derive great satisfaction from their youth activities and spend considerable amounts of their time encouraging and mentoring young brass players.