Former faculties of Marylhurst, Linchfield (Flute / Flute Choirs)
LeeAnn McKenna’s distinguished performance career has taken her across the United States and throughout Europe. During that time she has worked with such renowned flutist as Jean-Pierre Rampal, Lois Schaefer (Boston Symphony), Donald Peck (Chicago Symphony), Carol Wincenc, Mindy Kaufman (New York Philharmonic), Julius Baker (New York Philharmonic), Richard Trombley, and John Solum. LeeAnn, former professor of flute studies at Marylhurst University, is firm believer in the development of young talent and community work. She performs regularly at and works with various high schools throughout the Portland area. In 2005, she established the Marylhurst Flute Choir, a performance ensemble comprised of talented and distinguished high-school flutists from the Portland area.
LeeAnn has formed a diverse range of professional musical partnerships within the Portland community. She performs with the Oregon Chamber Players and with classical guitarist Peter Zisa and koto player Yukiko Vossen in the ensemble Thousand Waves. Their work together has culminated in a unique series of performances and a CD, “West Meets East”, of Japanese and Western-European music. LeeAnn is also a member of the folk-fusion ensemble, Kendálin. Kendálin’s CD “Opening” is available on iTunes or at www.kendalin.com.
Voice: Advanced Techniques for Singing & NATS Member
Performer with World Voice Concert Series (Marylhurst University)
Recorded with Guitarist Peter Zisa
Noted for her sterling performances of contemporary/modern classical repertoire, Ms. Eklund is an extraordinary linguist and has command not only over diction but the more profound and artistic levels of creating and communicating language. Her characterizations, that are so essential to the vital musical experience, are equally powerful from the performer’s experience and the experience of the listener. A uniquely gifted musician-singer. “She creates the most powerful characterizations I have witnessed.” – P. Zisa
Classical Guitar (advanced, artist)
Peter Zisa’s early training on guitar began at age 10 under the direction of jazz guitarist Mike Sparr. After attending a performance of Maestro Andres Segovia, Mr. Zisa’s interest turned to the classical guitar. His first year of study on classical guitar began with Guy Horn, after which, he continued his studies under the tutelage of David Grimes, professor at California State University Fullerton. In addition to his training from Mr. Grimes, Mr. Zisa performed at master classes conducted by such renown guitarists as Maestro Andres Segovia, Jose Rey de la Torre, Oscar Ghilglia, Pepe and Angel Romero, Jose Tomas, Michael Lorimer, John Duarte, David Leisner, Abel Calevaro, and George Sakallerio. In 1986, Mr. Zisa earned a Master of Music degree in performance at California State University, Fullerton. In the summer of 2007, he began work on his Ph.D. in Education.
Cello (advanced, artist)
Cellist, Collin Oldham, is on leave from LOMA, plans to return in 2016. In the nearer future, however, he will be in Portland for most of July (2014), appearing at the Waypost on the July 6th, and at Eugenio’s on the July 28th. A remarkably versatile musician, taking his cello as a point of reference, Cellist Collin Oldham has been busily collaborating with local alternative musical groups like the Decemberists, Richmond Fontaine and the Portland Cello Project. He has also performed with the National Symphony, the Oregon Symphony, the Louisville Orchestra and the Washington Opera. As a chamber musician, he has appeared with the Corigliano, Mariner and Carpe Diem String Quartets, the Verge Ensemble (Washington, D.C.) and Ensemble Aleph (Paris, France). He studied cello with Hans Jørgen Jensen at Northwestern University, Susannah Smith Onwood at the University of Louisville, Dmirti Miller at the Moscow Conservatory, and Ronald Leonard at the University of Southern California. Collin is a favorite of the Classical Revolution audience and has garnered acclaim amongst his peers as a fabulous player musician who has a wealth of ideas and, as a self-motivator, is creating a marvelous legacy. Currently in Jerusalem with his NPR Reporter wife and their 8 year old daughter, Collin continues playing and teaching.
Colin Oldham (Facebook)
Listing of Teachers recommended by LOMA, who teach in Portland Metropolitan Area
Liz Byrd, cello (intermediate and advanced)
Tatiana Kolchanova, violin (intermediate and advanced)
Douglas Webster, voice, audition coach, for college, stage performance, recitals (Grammy performance in Les Miserables)
Anna Kazakova, voice (soprano from Moscow Opera)