Inna Faliks performs Beethoven's First Piano Concerto on Opening Night, August 7
Anna Burden plays the Schumann Cello Concerto August 9
Kathy Pyeatt performs Bernstein and Copland on August 11
Alastair Willis is guest conductor on August 21
Andrew Altenbach is guest conductor on August 14
Tessa Lark performs the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto on August 16
Andrew Armstrong performs Mozart's Piano Concerto #25 on August 18
Maya Anjali Buchanan performs Korngold's Violin Concerto on August 21
Riana Anthony performs Kabalevsky's Cello Concerto on August 23
Spencer Myer plays Liszt's Piano Concerto #2 on August 25
PMF Music Director Victor Yampolsky

Amy McCann, clarinet

Dr. Amy McCann is a former military musician and active freelance performer and teacher. She has played with the United States Air Force Heritage of America Band, La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, Wheeling Symphony, Johnstown Symphony, and the West Virginia Symphony. She also served on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Miami University in Oxford, OH, Lawrence University in Appleton, WI and Concord University in Athens, WV. Currently, Dr. McCann is Lecturer of Clarinet and Music Theory at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.

Dr. McCann has also studied reed making techniques with both Dr. John Weigand at West Virginia University and Mr. Keith Hill, an instrument builder who has done extensive studies on the physical vibrating properties of wood and cane. Dr. McCann is a Sponsored Artist and Reed Making Specialist with Precision Reed Products, the maker of the Reedual single reed machine.

Dr. McCann wrote her dissertation in collaboration with pedagogue Marianne Ploger applying Professor Ploger’s musical and analytical methods to the Mozart Clarinet Concerto. Recently, she was named as a finalist in the International Clarinet Association's 2016 Research Competition and delivered a presentation on the topic in August of this year at the organization's annual ClarinetFest.

Dr. McCann holds degrees from West Virginia University and Indiana University. She has studied with Steve Barta, Eli Eban, Howard Klug, and John Weigand.

Dan Grantham, trumpet

Dan Grantham is an active free-lance artist and teacher in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is principal trumpet of the S.W. Ohio Philharmonic and member of the Kentucky Symphony, and performs regularly with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, Cincinnati Ballet, Dayton Philharmonic, and the Springfield Symphony. Dan has served as Trumpet Professor at the University of Dayton, East Tennessee State University, and is the Instrumental Music Director at the Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy.

He is the former principal trumpeter of the Lexington Philharmonic and the Middletown Symphony Orchestra, and has performed and recorded with the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra. Dan has also been on multiple European tours performing with the Euro Brass and the American Sinfonietta.

As a soloist and chamber musician, Dan was a prizewinner in six major competitions including the National Trumpet Competition, the International Trumpet Guild Solo Competition, and was a finalist in the Ellsworth Smith International Solo Trumpet Competition. He is also a founding member of the Canterbury Brass Quintet, first-prize winners of the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and the New York Brass Quintet Competition. He currently performs with and is the music director of the Seven Hills Brass.

As an educator, Dr. Grantham has taken student groups on several musical tours and cultural exchange trips throughout North America, Europe, and Africa. He received his MM and DMA from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music.

Terry Leahy, trombone

 
Dr Terry Leahy is Associate Professor of Trombone at Colorado State University. Originally from Australia, Terry has performed as a soloist in the UK, Finland, Australia, the US, South Africa and Austria. He holds degrees from the Australian National University, the University of Minnesota and Northwestern University. As an orchestral musician, Dr Leahy held tenured positions in the Finnish National Opera Orchestra, The Savonlinna Festival Opera Orchestra (Finland) and currently performs with the Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra (WI). He is equally at home on tenor and bass trombones and has recorded and performed on bass trumpet and tenor tuba. He has performed as guest Principal Bass Trombone with the London Symphony, the Sydney Symphony, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Welsh National Opera, the Chicago Philharmonic and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. As Guest Principal Trombone he has performed with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, the Scottish Opera, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (UK) and the Helsinki Philharmonic. As an educator, Dr Leahy has presented masterclasses in Australia, the US, the UK and South Africa. He has previously been on the faculties of Central Michigan University and Northwestern University. Dr Leahy can be heard on recordings for Deutsche Grammophon, Sony and Warner. He has worked with conductors including; Pierre Boulez, Giandrea Noseda, Daniel Barenboim, Thomas Hengelbrock, Jiri Belohlavek, Danielle Gatti,Sakari Oramo and Daniel Harding.

Greg Beem, organ

Greg Beem serves as principal organist at Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay, Wisconsin.

A native of Zion, Illinois, he has had an active career both as a music educator and church musician. For almost four decades, Greg has served in the music ministries for a number of churches here in the Midwest. In addition, he served for 33 years as a music specialist in the public schools in Northbrook, Illinois, retiring in 2009. He is an active member of the Organ Historical Society and the American Guild of Organists and has had the privileged to serve as Competition Coordinator for the Milwaukee Chapter AGO/ Quimby Regional Competition for Young Organists.

Greg began his formal music training at a young age. For 10 years he studied piano at the Zion Conservatory of Music. As a young child, he developed a keen interest in the organ and it’s music, leading him to begin organ studies at age 13. These early formative years were instrumental in Greg’s decision to pursue further musical studies at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Greg has received degrees from Butler University (Bachelor of Music), Concordia University-Chicago (Master of Church Music), and National-Louis University (Certificate of Advanced Studies in Educational Leadership). His primary organ teachers have included, Kathleen Hackemer, David Koehring, Margaret McElwain Kemper, Herbert Gotch and Steven Wente.

Greg lives with his wife, Cindy, in Sister Bay.

Terry Leahy, trombone

 
Dr Terry Leahy is Associate Professor of Trombone at Colorado State University. Originally from Australia, Terry has performed as a soloist in the UK, Finland, Australia, the US, South Africa and Austria. He holds degrees from the Australian National University, the University of Minnesota and Northwestern University. As an orchestral musician, Dr Leahy held tenured positions in the Finnish National Opera Orchestra, The Savonlinna Festival Opera Orchestra (Finland) and currently performs with the Peninsula Music Festival Orchestra (WI). He is equally at home on tenor and bass trombones and has recorded and performed on bass trumpet and tenor tuba. He has performed as guest Principal Bass Trombone with the London Symphony, the Sydney Symphony, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Welsh National Opera, the Chicago Philharmonic and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. As Guest Principal Trombone he has performed with the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, the Scottish Opera, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (UK) and the Helsinki Philharmonic. As an educator, Dr Leahy has presented masterclasses in Australia, the US, the UK and South Africa. He has previously been on the faculties of Central Michigan University and Northwestern University. Dr Leahy can be heard on recordings for Deutsche Grammophon, Sony and Warner. He has worked with conductors including; Pierre Boulez, Giandrea Noseda, Daniel Barenboim, Thomas Hengelbrock, Jiri Belohlavek, Danielle Gatti,Sakari Oramo and Daniel Harding.

August Symphony Series performance location

Door Community Auditorium - Fish Creek 

The Peninsula Music Festival - 10347 Highway 42

Unit B Green Gables Shops 

P.O. Box 340, Ephraim, Wisconsin  54211

email: musicfestival@musicfestival.com

Phone: (920) 854-4060