Gilmour Academy is thrilled to partner with Cleveland International Piano Competition (CIPC) ArtsConnect to bring world-class music instruction to our community!
 
CIPC ArtsConnect is designed to bring music into all facets of the Greater Cleveland community. The program works in partnership with a group of professional artists, community organizations, schools, healthcare institutions and generous foundations to create innovative educational programs for young people and present concerts that have broad based appeal for all generations.

Beginning Fall 2018, Gilmour Academy will be offering private music lessons taught by top-tier faculty members from the CIPC roster of professional artists. Our teaching artists have masters' degrees in their respective areas and extensive experience performing around the region, the nation and the world.
 
As a K-12 Steinway Select School, Gilmour will offer piano instruction on our beautiful Steinway pianos as well as professional instruction in strings, brass, woodwind, percussion and voice. Both traditional and Suzuki methodologies are available. Students of all skill levels are welcome!
 
Lessons begin Monday, September 10.
Cost and additional details on registration page.
CIPC ArtsConnect Faculty
 

Piano

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  • Dylan Glenn

    Photo of Dylan GlennDylan Glenn, baritone and pianist, is from Pleasant Grove, UT. As a vocalist, he has performed professionally with Utah Opera and Utah Lyric Opera, appearing alongside the Utah Symphony and ULO orchestra. Notable roles include Figaro in The Barber of Seville, Marcello in La Bohème, Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro, and Lescaut in Manon. In addition to placing 1st in his divisions of NATS ('15-'16), he was named 2017 Male Singer of the Year in the Nancy Peery Marriott Young Artist Competition. During the summer of 2017, he was selected as the baritone fellow at the Atlantic Music Festival in Waterville, Maine. As a masterclass artist, he has worked with internationally-acclaimed singers Lawrence Brownlee, Stanford Olsen, and Wendy Bryn Harmer. Glenn completed a bachelor of music degree in vocal performance from BYU, and is currently pursuing a master of arts degree in vocal performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studies with Clifford Billions.
     
    As a pianist, Glenn has worked extensively in the operatic repertory, accompanying for over eight opera scenes programs and four fully-staged operas, including Mozart's Cosi fan tutte and Gounod's Roméo et Juliette. He was a staff collaborative pianist at both BYU and UVU and worked closely with Utah Vocal Arts Academy and Utah Lyric Opera, accompanying for recitals and summer opera festivals.
  • Joshua Konow

    Photo of Joshua KonowJoshua Konow is a graduate from the Cleveland Institute of Music with a master of music degree in piano performance. Joshua’s music endeavors include conducting, solo and chamber music performance, musical theater directing and piano teaching. Joshua Konow is in his fifth season as Music Director for the TrueNorth Chamber Orchestra on the west side of Cleveland and first season as Principal Conductor for the Solon Philharmonic Orchestra. Additionally, Mr. Konow is the full-time Director of Music Ministries at Federated Church UCC in Chagrin Falls. Prior to moving to Cleveland in August of 2010, Joshua attended the Manhattan School of Music earning a bachelor of music degree, also in piano performance.
  • Caroline Vickers*

    Photo of Caroline VickersCaroline Vickers joined the Gilmour Academy faculty in 2013. She teaches students in all three divisions of the school and is dedicated to celebrating the unique creative gifts in every child. Prior to Gilmour, she taught at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. for 13 years. During that time, she served as Arts Department Chair (middle division) from 2008-12 and was awarded the Goldberg Family Award for excellence in teaching in 2012. Caroline is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy and Ithaca College where she earned a bachelor’s of music in music education and vocal performance. She was the co-founder of the Washington Girls Chorus and has served as a guest conductor/clinician throughout her career. Caroline holds a master of music in music education/choral pedagogy from the School of Music at the University of Maryland.

Strings

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  • Violin: Aniela Eddy, Kimia Ghaderi

    Photo of Aniela EddyAniela Eddy has performed throughout the United States and Europe. She is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music and has performed with ensembles such as the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, CityMusic Cleveland, Ensemble LPR, the Knights, A Prairie Home Companion and the American Bach Soloists Academy, among others. In addition to frequently teaching at various El Sistema programs throughout South and Central America, Aniela has toured India, performing concerts to promote and sponsor various organizations.
     
    Photo of Kimia GhaderiKimia Ghaderi, originally from the San Francisco Bay area, is a violinist who has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia as a solo, chamber and orchestral musician. A dedicated violin instructor, Ghaderi earned complete pedagogical training in the Suzuki method and has served on the faculty of numerous esteemed music institutions including Baldwin Wallace University Community Music School and Interlochen Summer Arts Academy. She currently has an active private studio at her home in Cleveland, Ohio. Ghaderi earned her bachelor of music degree in violin performance from Rice University, graduating magna cum laude, and her master of music degree in violin performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music.
  • Cello: Rebecca Kuo Konow

    Photo of Rebecca Kuo KonowRebecca Kuo Konow, a native of Taiwan, began her study of cello at age eight and went on to win several prizes from regional and national competitions. From 2011-2013, Rebecca served as section cellist in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and was involved in the Civic Engagement Ensemble, where she worked intensively with the Chicago Public Schools and youth development. Rebecca completed her master of music degree in cello performance and Suzuki pedagogy at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She works with students of all ages throughout the Cleveland area and is certified for all levels of the Suzuki method.
  • Guitar: Morgan Mecaskey

    Photo of Morgan MecaskeyMorgan Mecaskey is a professional musician, composer, songwriter, and educator based in Cleveland, Ohio. A Cleveland native, Morgan grew up taking lessons at the Cleveland Music School Settlement, and, after attending Interlochen Arts Academy, decided to pursue songwriting and jazz studies. Morgan studied music performance at Tri-C and Cleveland State, with both guitar and piano as primary instruments. She regularly performs original music all around northeast Ohio. As an instructor, Morgan emphasizes a cohesive comprehension of music as well as theory and ear training practically applied.

Brass

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  • Trumpet: Theresa May, Dave Kilkenney*

    Photo of Theresa MayTheresa J. May is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. She received her masters' degree in trumpet performance from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and her bachelor of music from the University of Dayton. Theresa keeps a vigorous performance and teaching schedule. She is adjunct faculty at Cuyahoga Community College, where she teaches Applied Trumpet, African American Music History and World Music. Theresa also plays trumpet in the Cleveland Opera Theater Orchestra, Colour of Music Festival, Mourning [A] BLKstar, the DIVA Jazz Orchestra and has recently began subbing with the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra. Theresa has also been featured as a guest artist in the Alumni Recital Series at the University of Dayton.
     
    Photo of David KilkenneyDavid Kilkenney has been the Director of Instrumental Music at Gilmour Academy for the past 14 years. He is currently the Fine and Performing Arts department chair at Gilmour Academy where he teaches and directs the Gilmour Academy Middle School (6th, 7th, and 8th grades) Band as well as the GA Pops Ensemble which is Gilmour’s premier Upper School performance group. In addition, he has developed an intensive Digital Music and Media curriculum which he also teaches at Gilmour Academy. Dave holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Cleveland State University where he studied under Geoff Hardcastle and Alan Couch and graduated cum laude. He also has his master’s degree from Indiana University (IUPUI) in Music Technology and is on the TI:ME Ohio state board.
  • Trombone: Dan DiMarino, Dave Kilkenney*

    Photo of Dan DiMarinoDan DiMarino has been studying and performing music all over northeast Ohio for the past decade. He is currently pursuing a degree in trombone performance at Cleveland State University. While at CSU, he has studied with Shachar Israel (Assistant Principal trombone in the Cleveland Orchestra) and Jason Smith (Playhouse Square/City Music Cleveland). He has performed as a soloist with the Cleveland State University Orchestra. Dan was the second-place scholarship winner in the 2017 Tuesday Musical solo competition. In 2013 and 2014, Dan was a participating member of the Cleveland trombone seminar, where he performed as a soloist. He also has participated in the Summer Trombone Workshop at Temple University. He has performed in master classes with such trombonists as Toby Oft (principal trombone, Boston Symphony Orchestra) and Matt Vaughn (Philadelphia Orchestra). Dan is currently the principal trombonist with the Cleveland Winds, the winner of the 2016 American prize for wind band performance, and has recorded with world-class euphonium soloist David Childs. Dan is a multifaceted musician, with experience in jazz and Latin music. He has performed at Tri-C Jazzfest in 2016 and 2017, as well as with big bands such as the Ernie Krivda Big Band, the Skatch Anderson Orchestra, and others.
     
    A native of Ottawa, Ontario, Chris holds degrees from McGill University in Montreal and the Cleveland Institute of Music.
     
    Photo of David KilkenneyDavid Kilkenney has been the Director of Instrumental Music at Gilmour Academy for the past 14 years. He is currently the Fine and Performing Arts department chair at Gilmour Academy where he teaches and directs the Gilmour Academy Middle School (6th, 7th, and 8th grades) Band as well as the GA Pops Ensemble which is Gilmour’s premier Upper School performance group. In addition, he has developed an intensive Digital Music and Media curriculum which he also teaches at Gilmour Academy. Dave holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Cleveland State University where he studied under Geoff Hardcastle and Alan Couch and graduated cum laude. He also has his master’s degree from Indiana University (IUPUI) in Music Technology and is on the TI:ME Ohio state board.
  • Saxophone: Thomas Lempner, Dave Kilkenney*

    Photo of Thomas LempnerThomas Lempner, saxophonist, serves on the faculty at Baldwin Wallace University’s Conservatory of Music, Cleveland State University and Notre Dame College, and is a woodwind coach for the Cleveland Institute of Music Cleveland Youth Wind Symphonies. Tom earned a master of music at Kent State University, graduating summa cum laude. At Kent State, he was awarded the Walter Watson Jazz Award, Outstanding Soloist at Elmhurst Jazz Festival, and Winner of the Graduate Student Soloists Competition. He also earned a double bachelor's degree in music therapy and music performance at the Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory of Music and a diploma from the Armed Forces School of Music.
     
    Photo of David KilkenneyDavid Kilkenney has been the Director of Instrumental Music at Gilmour Academy for the past 14 years. He is currently the Fine and Performing Arts department chair at Gilmour Academy where he teaches and directs the Gilmour Academy Middle School (6th, 7th, and 8th grades) Band as well as the GA Pops Ensemble which is Gilmour’s premier Upper School performance group. In addition, he has developed an intensive Digital Music and Media curriculum which he also teaches at Gilmour Academy. Dave holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Cleveland State University where he studied under Geoff Hardcastle and Alan Couch and graduated cum laude. He also has his master’s degree from Indiana University (IUPUI) in Music Technology and is on the TI:ME Ohio state board.
  • French horn: Emily Shelley, Dave Kilkenney*

    Photo of Emily ShelleyEmily Shelley was born in Toronto, Ontario. She is currently second horn of both the Wheeling Symphony in West Virginia and the Erie Philharmonic in Pennsylvania and is a member of the North Coast Winds quintet in Cleveland. Mrs. Shelley has taught privately for over a decade, is the French horn faculty member at the Music Settlement in Cleveland and has been on faculty for numerous summer music programs, such as The Sitka Fine Arts Camp in Sitka, Alaska and the North Coast Winds Chamber Music Camp. In addition to her performing career she holds the position of ArtsConnect Coordinator with the Cleveland International Piano Competition.
     
    Photo of David KilkenneyDavid Kilkenney has been the Director of Instrumental Music at Gilmour Academy for the past 14 years. He is currently the Fine and Performing Arts department chair at Gilmour Academy where he teaches and directs the Gilmour Academy Middle School (6th, 7th, and 8th grades) Band as well as the GA Pops Ensemble which is Gilmour’s premier Upper School performance group. In addition, he has developed an intensive Digital Music and Media curriculum which he also teaches at Gilmour Academy. Dave holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Cleveland State University where he studied under Geoff Hardcastle and Alan Couch and graduated cum laude. He also has his master’s degree from Indiana University (IUPUI) in Music Technology and is on the TI:ME Ohio state board.

Woodwind

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  • Flute: Virginia Crabtree

    Photo of Virginia CrabtreeVirginia Crabtree, flutist, is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she received her master’s degree, studying with Mary Kay Fink and Joshua Smith. Holding a bachelor of music degree from Northwestern University, Virginia graduated magna cum laude with Woodwind Departmental Honors. As an active freelancer and educator, Virginia has a passion for teaching and has held faculty positions at the Interlochen Arts Camp and the Cleveland Music Settlement. Additionally, she teaches for Tunaweza Kimuziki, a collaborative project to promote music education in Kenya.
  • Clarinet: Tiberiu Baicoianu, Jennifer Magistrelli

    Photo of Tiberiu BaicoianuTiberiu Baicoianu is the newly appointed member of the North Coast Winds, an award-winning wind quintet in Northeast Ohio known for their exciting performances and community outreach. He is also the current clarinet faculty member at the Oberlin Community Music School. As a recent graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory, Tiberiu Baicoianu is now pursuing his master’s degree at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He appears on multiple Oberlin Conservatory label recordings such as the Bernard Rands English Horn Concerto and Stephen Hartke’s declamatory “State of Ship,” as well as on the Naxos label in an album featuring contemporary American music as part of the National Orchestral Institute and Festival. He has also performed alongside the Cleveland Orchestra as part of the Kent/Blossom Music Festival. His love for chamber music has brought him before countless audiences at places such as the Alexandria Lyceum, the Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage, the National Art Gallery, Kent State University, University of Maryland, Oberlin, Tanglewood, Brevard and countless others. Likewise, his love for orchestral music has brought him before even broader audiences. As an educator, Mr. Baicoianu enjoys passing on knowledge in a methodic manner, focusing on the basics of clarinet playing, which are crucial in supporting and furthering musical expression. His teachers include Franklin Cohen, Richard Hawkins and Claire Eichhorn.
     
    Photo of Jennifer MagistrelliJennifer Magistrelli is on the faculty of the Aurora School of Music and plays second and bass clarinet for ProMusica Chamber Orchestra in Columbus. She is an active performer in the Northeast Ohio region and is a member of JAY trio (violin, clarinet, piano). Ms. Magistrelli earned her bachelor's degree from Carnegie Mellon University and her master's degree from Northwestern University. Her primary teachers have been Tommy Thompson, J. Lawrie Bloom and Dan Gilbert. Many of her clarinet students are involved in the area’s youth ensembles, including the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, Contemporary Youth Orchestra and Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony.
  • Oboe: Cynthia Watson

    Photo of Cynthia WatsonCynthia Watson is a faculty member at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Also an active performer, Ms Watson is the principal oboe of the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, second oboe with the Canton Symphony Orchestra and principal oboe of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta. As a soloist and chamber music performer, she has performed in Kolkata, India with pianist Jennifer Heemstra and flutist George Pope. Ms. Watson has traveled several times to China, performing as a soloist with the Wenzhou Symphony and in the cities of Zhengzhou, Quindao and Xinmi. She has also served as principal oboe of the Albany Symphony and the Glimmerglass Opera Orchestra, and has been a member the Solaris Woodwind quintet and the IRIS Chamber Orchestra. From 1991-1994 she was a regular member of the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego. She has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Opera, the Rochester Philharmonic and the Virginia Opera Orchestra. Ms. Watson has been on the faculty of the University of Akron School of Music and Ithaca College. Ms. Watson received a bachelor of music degree from the Eastman School of Music, where she studied with Richard Killmer. She continued her studies at Yale with Ronald Roseman, earning a master’s degree. Her playing has been described as "creating a lasting impression with exquisite singing tone" (Times Union, Albany, N.Y.), "an evening of superlative work" and "[a performance] with soulful brilliance" (Schenectady Gazette). She has recorded on Telarc with the Akron Symphony, on Albany Records with the Albany Symphony Orchestra and CBS Masterworks with Wynton Marsalis and the Eastman Wind Ensemble.
  • Bassoon: Mackenzie Brauns

    Photo of Mackenzie BraunsMackenzie Brauns is an active performer throughout the Midwest and beyond. Mackenzie is principal bassoon of the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, Mansfield Symphony Orchestra and Columbus Indiana Philharmonic. Mackenzie received her bachelor and master of music degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and is currently pursuing an artist diploma at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Mackenzie has been teaching bassoon privately since 2015 and her students have successfully auditioned for OMEA District Honor Band and have received Superior (I) ratings at OMEA Solo and Ensemble Contest. Mackenzie is also an apprentice teacher through CIM’s Distance Learning Program, which broadcasts live music classes to classrooms around the world.

Percussion

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  • Percussion: Dave Kilkenney*

    Photo of David KilkenneyDavid Kilkenney has been the Director of Instrumental Music at Gilmour Academy for the past 14 years. He is currently the Fine and Performing Arts department chair at Gilmour Academy where he teaches and directs the Gilmour Academy Middle School (6th, 7th, and 8th grades) Band as well as the GA Pops Ensemble which is Gilmour’s premier Upper School performance group. In addition, he has developed an intensive Digital Music and Media curriculum which he also teaches at Gilmour Academy. Dave holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from Cleveland State University where he studied under Geoff Hardcastle and Alan Couch and graduated cum laude. He also has his master’s degree from Indiana University (IUPUI) in Music Technology and is on the TI:ME Ohio state board.

Voice

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  • Dylan Glenn

    Photo of Dylan GlennDylan Glenn, baritone and pianist, is from Pleasant Grove, UT. As a vocalist, he has performed professionally with Utah Opera and Utah Lyric Opera, appearing alongside the Utah Symphony and ULO orchestra. Notable roles include Figaro in The Barber of Seville, Marcello in La Bohème, Count Almaviva in The Marriage of Figaro, and Lescaut in Manon. In addition to placing 1st in his divisions of NATS ('15-'16), he was named 2017 Male Singer of the Year in the Nancy Peery Marriott Young Artist Competition. During the summer of 2017, he was selected as the baritone fellow at the Atlantic Music Festival in Waterville, Maine. As a masterclass artist, he has worked with internationally-acclaimed singers Lawrence Brownlee, Stanford Olsen, and Wendy Bryn Harmer. Glenn completed a bachelor of music degree in vocal performance from BYU, and is currently pursuing a master of arts degree in vocal performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studies with Clifford Billions.
     
    As a pianist, Glenn has worked extensively in the operatic repertory, accompanying for over eight opera scenes programs and four fully-staged operas, including Mozart's Cosi fan tutte and Gounod's Roméo et Juliette. He was a staff collaborative pianist at both BYU and UVU and worked closely with Utah Vocal Arts Academy and Utah Lyric Opera, accompanying for recitals and summer opera festivals.
  • Rachel Glenn

    Photo of Rachel GlennRachel Glenn, soprano, is currently pursuing her master’s degree in voice at the Cleveland Institute of Music under the direction of Dr. Mary Schiller. With years of singing, performing, and teaching experience, Rachel has had the opportunity to work with many teachers and coaches including Dr. Diane Reich, Michele Scott, Erin Morley, and Wendy Bryn Harmer. She has performed extensively with BYU's opera theater and participated in summer music programs with Utah Lyric Opera, Utah Vocal Arts Academy, and the Atlantic Music Festival where she was privileged to work with Metropolitan Opera tenor Anthony Laciura, Maestro Nicolas Giusti, Barbara Day Turner, and Daniel Helfgot. Some of her favorite roles include Susanna from Le nozze di Figaro, Rosina from Il barbiere di Siviglia, Nella from Gianni Schicchi, and Yum-Yum from The Mikado. Rachel won first place in both the district and regional rounds of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) competition and competed in the BYU Young Artist Competition where she was awarded the Roy Samuelson Award.
     
    Along with Rachel's passion for performing, she has a passion for teaching. Rachel is versatile in many musical styles including classical, musical theater, and jazz. She has taught students in junior high through college and loves helping students find their unique and individual voice. Inspired by the words of Joyce DiDonato when she said, "The opposite of war isn't peace . . .it's CREATION," Rachel Glenn aims to create confident singers who can create a better world through the mediums of discipline, hard work, sensitivity, and music. Rachel aspires to create joyful singers who, through their performance, inspire others to create beauty in their respective fields.
* denotes Gilmour Academy Music Department faculty

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