Music Professor Shares her Violin Talents

Peoria students participated in the Birch Creek Symphony Session in WI with Professor Marcia Henry Liebenow. Cellist is Billy Akers, an incoming freshman.

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July 30, 2013

Violinist Marcia Henry Liebenow is spending her summer teaching and performing at three music festivals across the United States.  Marcia is Research Assistant Professor of Music at Bradley where she teaches Violin, Viola, and Chamber Music, and is the Concertmaster of the Peoria Symphony Orchestra.

In June, she was a faculty artist at the Red Lodge Music Festival in Montana. She performed in four faculty chamber music concerts, served as Concertmaster of the faculty chamber orchestra, and performed in the world premiere of a work by Wisconsin composer John Harmon that was written to commemorate the festival’s 50th anniversary. She mentored the student Honors String Quartet, and performed a work by Beethoven with them. In addition, she gave Master Classes and led orchestra sectional rehearsals.

From June 23-July 6, Marcia was a faculty artist at the Birch Creek Symphony Session in Door County, Wisconsin. She served as Principal Second Violinist of the Festival Orchestra, which is comprised of advanced high school orchestral musicians and the professional musicians of the faculty. During the festival, Marcia led violin section rehearsals and technique classes, coached chamber music, and gave private violin lessons in addition to performing in six orchestral concerts.

In August, Marcia is on the faculty at the ARIA International Summer Academy for advanced college and high school students to be held at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts. She will present Master Classes and violin lessons alongside renowned faculty from leading music conservatories and schools such as Oberlin, New England Conservatory of Music, Boston University, Eastman School of Music, and Indiana University.