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Private Teachers

The following instructors currently teach students in FMAYS. 

Violin and Viola

 

Name: Sonja Bosca-Harasim

Email: email fmays@fmays.org for contact information

Instrument: violin and viola

Accepting New Students? Yes

 

Name: Jane Linde Capistran

Instrument: violin and viola 

Accepting New Students? no, but you may be added to a waiting list

 

Name: Kat Cooper

Email: Mkeacooper@gmail.com

Instrument: violin and viola, beginner cello

Accepting New Students? yes

 

Name: Anthony Eddleston

Email: aeddleston@moorheadschools.org

Instrument: violin and viola

Accepting New Students? no

 

Name: Shelby Huston

Email: Shelby.huston72@gmail.com

Instrument: violin

Accepting New Students? no

 

Name: Tor Kartenson (Kjartansson)

Email: tkartenson@gmail.com

Instrument: violin

Accepting New Students? yes

 

Name: Erin Larson

Instrument: violin 

Accepting New Students? no

 

Name: Dina Neglia

Email: lodconservatory@gmail.com

Instrument: violin and viola

Accepting New Students? yes

 

Name: Erin Renner

Email: erinrennermusiclessons@gmail.com

Instrument: violin and viola

Accepting New Students? yes

Name: Emily Swedberg

Email: ampedschoolofmusic@gmail.com

Instrument: violin, viola, bass

Accepting New Students? yes

 

Name: Angela Sweeney 

Email: ancarp@gmail.com

Instrument: violin and viola

Accepting New Students? yes

 

Name: Jennifer Tackling

Email: jennifertackling@gmail.com

Instrument: violin and viola

Accepting New Students? no, but you may be added to a waiting list

 

Name: Kathleen Thomas

email fmays@fmays.org for contact information

Instrument: violin and viola

Accepting New Students? yes

 

Name: Mary Weisser

Instruments: violin and viola

Accepting New Students? no, but you may be added to a waiting list

 

Name: Hui Yang

Email: ycw.clavier@gmail.com

Instrument: violin and viola

Accepting New Students? no

 

Cello

 

Name: Bill Comita

Email: wcomita54@gmail.com

Instrument: cello

Accepting New Students? yes

 

Name: Kat Cooper

Email: Mkeacooper@gmail.com

Instrument: violin and viola, beginner cello

Accepting New Students? yes

 

Name: Paul Kim

Email: email fmays@fmays.org for contact information

Instrument: cello

Accepting New Students? yes

 

Name: Alyssa Miller

Instrument: cello

Accepting New Students? no

 

Name: Elise Buffat Nelson

Email: elisebuffatnelson@gmail.com

Instrument: cello

Accepting New Students? yes

 

Name: Mary Osterlund 

Email: maryosterlund@hotmail.com

Instrument: cello

Accepting New Students? no

 

Bass

 

Name: Rich Gonzales

Email: rgonzales@west-fargo.k12.nd.us

Instrument: bass

Accepting New Students? no

 

Name: Matthew Jahnke

Email: matthew.r.jahnke@west-fargo.k12.nd.us

Instrument: bass and beginner violin

Accepting New Students? yes

 

Name: Emily Swedberg

Email: ampedschoolofmusic@gmail.com

Instrument: violin, viola, bass

Accepting New Students? Yes


 

Flute

Name:  Laura Kellogg

Email: laura.kellogg@ndsu.edu

Instrument: flute

Accepting New Students? yes

 

Oboe

 

Name: Philip McKenzie

Email: mckenzie.phil@yahoo.com

Instrument: oboe

Accepting New Students? yes

 

Clarinet

 

Name: Cassie Keogh

Email: Cassie.keogh@ndsu.edu

Instrument: clarinet

Accepting New Students? yes

 

Name: Verlene “Beanie” Stotts

Email: beaniestotts@gmail.com

Instrument: clarinet

Accepting New Students? yes

 

Horn

 

Name: Kayla Nelson

Email: Kayla.L.Nelson@ndsu.edu

Instrument: horn

Accepting New Students? yes

 

Percussion

 

Name: Tom Christianson

Email: email fmays@fmays.org for contact information

Instrument: percussion

Accepting New Students? yes

fmays apparel sale

UPDATE: New option added to apparel store--no roster on back of shirt

 

Exciting news! We have FMAYS t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, hoodies, and crew neck sweatshirts with rosters on the back available for purchase!

 

10% of total sales will be donated back to FMAYS

 

Apparel must be ordered online at the link below by February 5

 

https://fargomoorheadareayouthsymphonies2024.itemorder.com/shop/home/

 

Make sure you order from the correct ensemble as the rosters are printed on the backs of the shirts or select FRONT ONLY if you don't want a roster on the back

Sizing of shirts is unisex, which follows mens sizing. Go Promo recommends sizing down for womens sizing. 

FMAYS Founders' concerto competition

Symphony Orchestra 

FMAYS’ Concerto Competition for the 2023/2024 season is scheduled for Saturday January 20 beginning at 9:00 AM at NDSU Beckwith Recital Hall.

 

The eligibility requirements for competition are: 

1) You must be a Symphony Orchestra member of FMAYS 

2) Previous Concerto Competition winners are not eligible to register.

3) Each contestant will have eight minutes to play during his/her audition

4) Your concerto piece must be approved by Mr. Lambrecht

5) Audio or videotaped recordings will not be accepted

6) Your accompanist must be present at the audition

Judges will be selected from among the area musicians. The registration fee is $25.00. Payment by check should be sent to the FMAYS office. You may also use Venmo to pay the registration fee. Deadline to submit an application is January 7, 2024

 

One winner of the competition will perform with the Symphony Orchestra at the April Concert on April 14, 2024 at 7:00 PM at Concordia's Memorial Auditorium. 

Additional performers will be selected to perform for the FMAYS Honors Recital on January 21 at 4:00pm in the NDSU Beckwith Recital Hall.

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