CABARET: COLOR ME!
2022-2023 DEIB CONCERT SERIES
FEBRUARY 10, 2023
7:30pm Hamel Music Center Lobby!
Enjoy refreshments and food during the performance!
Program will be announced by the host, Eric Delgado, before the concert starts!
About Lilie Shayne Larson
Lilie is a freshman at the university of Wisconsin-Madison. As a major in technical theater she spends most of her time backstage. She wanted to branch out and perform. She has always enjoyed music and singing and is really excited to perform.
About Mary Hsu
Mary Hsu is an undergraduate junior majoring in Violin Performance and Astronomy-Physics at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She currently studies violin with Prof. Dawn Dongeun Wohn and chamber music with Prof. Parry Karp. Previous teachers include Dr. So-Hyun Altino, Janet Chisholm, and Kathy Taylor. This past summer, she attended the Rocky Ridge and Northern Lights Chamber Music Institutes, where she worked with members of the Takács Quartet and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She has also worked with Eleanor Bartsch, Károly Schranz, Elias Goldstein, David Rose, the Spektral Quartet, and Rachel Barton Pine, among others. Professionally, Mary has worked with La Musica Lirica to put on productions of Rossini's La Cenerentola and Verdi's La Traviata.
Mary is a recipient of the UW-Madison Tuition Remission Award for music, a two-time Honorable Mention in the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Stars of Tomorrow competition, and a winner of the MHS Symphony Orchestra concerto competition. In her free time, Mary enjoys playing viola and piano, pursuing her interests in astrophysics and particle physics, and crocheting.
Pianist John Scoville, DMA, enjoys a musical life that blends his passions for performing, collaborating, and teaching. After doctoral studies in piano performance with Robert Koenig at the University of California, Santa Barbara, he has returned to Madison and become embedded in its vibrant musical community. He divides his time between teaching piano, collaborating with and coaching instrumentalists and singers, and serving as organist-pianist at McFarland Lutheran Church.
Dr. Scoville has held positions with Interlochen Arts Camp, Opera Santa Barbara, Ojai Youth Opera, San Miguel Institute of Bel Canto, and Ensemble Theatre Company and has worked locally with UW-Madison, Children’s Theater of Madison, Middleton High School, De Forest Area High School, and other schools and ensembles. He has performed in master classes for Tara Helen O’Connor, Denis Bouriakov, Gil Shaham, and Anne Epperson and has performed in recital with emerging artists Julie Davies, soprano, and flutist Taylor Irelan. Dr. John is thrilled to be joining the SCA family and be able to work with its talented students!
About Satoko Hayami
A native of Japan, Satoko Hayami is an active collaborative and solo pianist, also performing on harpsichord and toy piano. A versatile artist, Satoko has performed and taught piano chamber music and accompanied instrumental and vocal repertoire all over the world, most notably, Canada, Thailand, New Zealand, Australia, Croatia, Hungary and Italy. In the United States, Satoko has performed at venues such as the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in D.C.; Millers Outdoor Theater in Houston, TX; Harris Hall in Aspen, CO; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH. In Wisconsin, she has appeared in music festivals such as Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society Series, LunART Festival, and Madison New Music Festival. A passionate performer of new music, she has co-founded Sound Out Loud Collective, a contemporary chamber ensemble that performs and commissions works by living composers, which won the 2017-18 American Award in Chamber Music Performance.
About Ben Carlee
A native of San Antonio, TX, Latine flutist Ben Carlee, is a pedagogue, freelancer, and mentor located in Madison, WI. Mr. Carlee is currently a Doctor of Musical Arts candidate at the University of Wisconsin - Madison Mead Witter School of Music studying under the tutelage of esteemed flutist, Dr. Conor Nelson. He is a recipient of the Advanced Opportunity Fellowship - a competitive fellowship reserved for POC students. Mr. Carlee earned the Master of Music degree in Flute Performance from Texas A&M University - Commerce under the direction of Dr. Julee Kim Walker, where he was also the flute studio graduate teaching assistant. He received the Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance from the University of Texas at San Antonio School of Music, where he studied under Dr. Rita Linard and Dr. Rachel Woolf. Mr. Carlee's current research interests include Mexican composers from the Romantic era as well as exploring opportunity and access issues for POC in the classical music world. He currently serves on the National Flute Association's Flute Clubs Committee and is the Managing Director for the DEIB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging) Festival at the University of Wisconsin - Madison
About Eric Delgado
Eric Delgado is a doctoral candidate in music composition at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, working on his dissertation under the guidance of Les Thimmig. His doctoral research focuses on identity within the compositional process and its implication on audience reception, musical interpretation, and theory pedagogy. Eric’s dissertation composition is titled Border Crossing and tracks the story of crossing the U.S.-Mexico border through one of the militarized land crossings, or port of entry, between California and Baja California. A native of San Diego, California, Eric has a bachelor’s degree in music from the University of California, Berkeley and a master’s degree in composition from the University of Miami in Florida. His previous teachers include Cindy Cox, Dorothy Hindman, Charles Mason, Lansing McLoskey, Laura Schwendinger, and Ken Ueno. In 2020, Eric received a Graduate School Fellowship to start his doctoral studies and is currently a teaching assistant for Music in Performance: Music 113 at UW-Madison. He previously served as band director at the Children’s Creative and Performing Arts Academy of San Diego and as lecturer in the Department of Music Theory and Composition at the University of Miami.
About Lina Yoo Min Lee
Lina Yoo Min Lee (D.M.A.) is a highly prolific pianist and proactive pedagogue across the world. Lee has been captivating audiences with her personal and insightful expressionist style mostly in the United States, Spain, and Korea. Her most recent piano solo recital at Carnegie Hall in New York City was highly acclaimed for her exquisite interpretation of an eclectic program and powerful pianistic virtuosity. Her enthusiasm to create an inclusive platform led her to feature works by female composers through her concert series in five different states in the U.S. Her recent concerts have been broadcasted. Her latest album featuring works by female composers will be released soon.
Along with her solo career, Lee is a vivid collaborative pianist and chamber musician. She has had extensively collaborated with singers, instrumentalists, and orchestras. Her recent Meschter-Lee Violin and Piano duo has performed in several residencies and given outreach concerts and workshops in California and Wisconsin. Lee has collaborated with internationally renowned artists, including members of Madison Symphony Orchestra and Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra. She is enthusiastic about creating interdisciplinary collaboration not only with musicians but also with other artists. Accordingly, she programmed and directed a music-poet-dance concert and brought multi-disciplinary events to her community. Her engagement with diverse collaboration brought her to numerous music festivals, including Stanford Summer Seminar and Aspen Music Festival.
Lee is a very passionate pedagogue and educator teaching piano and presenting her research worldwide. She currently serves on the piano faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Previously, she taught students at the Peabody Preparatory School of the Johns Hopkins University through the piano pedagogy program. She has given lecturers, masterclasses, workshops, and presentations internationally. In 2022, she performed and presented lecture recitals at the University of Kansas in the U.S. and at the Seoul National University in Korea. In 2021, she performed at Stanford University in the U.S. and gave a lecture-recital at the European Piano Teachers Association International Conference in Madrid, Spain. She has also appeared at an online live forum for the Frances Clark Center National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy in 2020. Lee has been invited to adjudicate competitions and serve on the juries of national auditions & exams. Most recent ones include 2022 Sejong Music Competitions and the Wisconsin MTNA Piano Competitions.
Enthusiastic about community engagement & arts outreach and dedicated to promoting the works of underrepresented and historically & systematically marginalized composers, Lee is the Founder and Artistic Director of the DEIB Festival in Madison, Wisconsin, which acts to facilitate awareness and provide social justice opportunities for the community through a series of events focusing on DEIB (diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging), leadership, collaboration and community engagement.
Lee earned both B.M. in Piano Performance and M.M. degrees in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University under a Lucy Brown Memorial Piano Scholarship, Lydia and Richard Gillespie Endowed Scholarship and Yeojung Annual Piano Scholarship. She also completed a D.M.A. with a full scholarship in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated with the Jeanette Ross Award. Her major teachers include Yong Hi Moon and Jessica Johnson, who have always been inspirations in her work.