flute, is an active performer and teacher on both flute and piccolo. She has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Pittsburgh Opera and the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. She holds the position of 2nd Flutist in the Canton Symphony Orchestra and appeared as soloist in the CSO Cameo Series in 2005. Ms. Kester also regularly performs with the Blossom Festival Orchestra, the Cleveland Pops Orchestra, the Akron, Youngstown and Wheeling Symphonies and the Erie Philharmonic. She is a member of the Adjunct Music Faculty at Hiram College and has served on the faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory Department since 2006. In addition, Ms. Kester held a temporary position as Assistant Professor of Flute at Kent State University during the spring 2012 semester. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree in Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where she studied with Jeffrey Khaner and Mary Kay Fink.
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October 29, 2014, 8:00 pm
Marla Berg, soprano, guest artist
Tanya Ell, cello, guest artist
Robert Woolfrey, clarinet, guest artist
Jason Smith, trombone
Linda Jones, piano
Ralitsa Georgieva-Smith, piano
New Music Series Symposium
November 1, 2014, 1:30 pm
James Mobberley, guest composer
Preparatory: Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony Concert
November 2, 2014, 3:00 pm
Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony I
Dr. Gary M. Ciepluch, conductor
Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony II – Symphonic Winds
Melissa Lichtler, conductor
Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony II – Concert Winds
Daniel Crain, conductor