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Prof. Nicole Brockmann Performs in Greencastle Summer Classical Festival Wednesday

June 11, 2007

Nicole Brockmann.jpgJune 11, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - Nicole M. Brockmann, professor of viola in the DePauw University School of Music, will be joined by pianist John Glennon and mezzo-soprano Mary Robinson this Wednesday, June 13, in the third concert of the weekly Greencastle Summer Classical Music Festival. The program begins at 7:30 p.m. in Gobin Memorial United Methodist Church, and is free (with donations accepted).

Concerts in the Greencastle Summer Classical Music Festival are held every Wednesday through August 15. The DePauw School of Music and the University's Walden Inn are among the major sponsors of the series.

This week’s program includes works for viola and piano by Vaughn Williams, Britten, and Hindemith, as well as songs for mezzo soprano, viola, and piano by Brahms.

Dr. Brockmann enjoys a multifaceted career of performance, teaching, and scholarship. She received her B.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University and her M.M., A.D., and D.M.A. from Yale University. Brockmann is a four-time winner of the Yale Chamber Music Competition and has studied chamber music with members of the Tokyo, Vermeer, and Orion String Quartets and with Joan Panetti, Erick Friedman, Syoko Aki, Ransom Wilson, Ronald Roseman, Boris Berman, Gordon Gottlieb, andViola.jpg Nancy Allen. She has been a member of professional chamber ensembles including the Brooklyn Chamber Players, the Lumina String Quartet, and the West Virginia Piano Quartet, and has performed at venues across the country and abroad.

In addition to her studio work, Professor Brockmann is heavily involved in the field of Dalcroze Eurhythmics. Her specialties in this area are improvisation for chamber ensembles and using Eurhythmics to heighten musicianship in instrumental and vocal master classes. She has led workshops and classes on these and other Dalcroze topics at Yale University, Carnegie Mellon University, West Virginia University, Western Connecticut State University, the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Point Counterpoint, the Blue Mountain Festival, and at national and international Dalcroze conferences and summer festivals as well as the 2004 College Music Society National Conference.

Prior to coming to DePauw, Nicole Brockmann served on the faculties of Yale University and West Virginia University.

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