April 17, 2007
String, piano, and voice students from the Leo Kucinski Academy of Music (LKAM) will hold recitals on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 24 and 25, at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Avenue. Students in the Early Strings Program will perform recitals on Monday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m., also in Eppley Auditorium. The recitals are all free and open to the public.
Academy students will perform recitals throughout the evening. Instructors for the students include Joe Shufro, Jameson Cooper, Jacob Murphy, Amy Joseph, Luis Vargas, Jungho Kim, and Eunho Kim for strings; Michele Grossman, Marlene Grossman, and Martha Moreland for piano; and Jill Wilson for piano and voice.
Instructors for the Early Strings Program are Jungho Kim, violin; Amy Joseph, cello; and Gary Fridley, director of the string program for the Catholic Schools of Sioux City, for violin, viola, and cello.
The Leo Kucinski Academy of Music opened in the fall of 2004 and focuses on private instruction, monthly workshops, and performance classes for student musicians from beginner to high school. Through a partnership between the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and Morningside College, the academy also directs the symphony’s three youth orchestras and an Early String Program for beginning string players ages four and up. Students of the academy come from Sioux City and surrounding communities in Iowa, South Dakota, and Nebraska.