Music Discovery Faculty


Tish Berlin, recorder and musicianship
Jonathon Hampton, voice
Jamia Hansen-Murray, dance
Shulamit Kleinerman, Workshop co-director, dance and theater project
Amy Luper, crafts
Carla Moore, violin, viola, and musicianship
Farley Pearce, cello and viola da gamba
Yuko Tanaka, Workshop co-director, harpsichord

 

Tish Berlin, recorder and musicianship

berlin tish pic smallTish Berlin performs with the Farallon Recorder Quartet, the Tibia Recorder Duo, and the Bertamo Trio. Ms. Berlin teaches recorder in the Bay Area and at early music workshops around the USA. She holds a Bachelor of Music in piano performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Master of Arts in early music performance practices with a recorder concentration from Case Western Reserve University.

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Jonathon Hampton, voice

jhamptonJonathon Hampton performs early, classical, and contemporary music as an alto, tenor, and baritone. He is Associate Director of the Pacific Boychoir and principal conductor for the school’s training choir. He has been a guest conductor, lecturer, and workshop teacher around the country and spent five years coordinating education and community programs for Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute.

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Jamia Hansen-Murray, dance

jhansenmurrayJamia Hansen-Murray has performed with the Seattle Symphony, Seattle Baroque Orchestra, and Early Music Guild of Seattle and is a frequent soloist with Seattle Early Dance. An active lecturer-demonstrator, she has been a frequent teacher and choreographer for Seattle Historical Arts for Kids and Aestas Musica (Croatia). Jamia also has a historical costume design business.

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Shulamit Kleinerman, Workshop co-director, dance and theater project

shulamit-kleinerman-150As the founder of Seattle Historical Arts for Kids, Shula Kleinerman has been introducing children to the arts and culture of the 12th-18th centuries in day camps, ensembles, and school outreach work since 2005. She was honored with Early Music America’s 2011 Outreach Award for her early music kids’ performance troupe and its recent family CD Merry It Is. Shula plays renaissance violin and medieval vielle and is a founding member of the Elizabethan ensemble Plaine & Easie, winner of the 2009 EMA Medieval and Renaissance music competition. She maintains a full private violin studio and has also performed as a dancer with Seattle Early Dance.

Read a February 2015 Seattle Times interview with Shula about SHAK and her work in Seattle.

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Amy Luper, crafts

Amy Luper celebrates her tenth year with MDW as a parent, assistant, and teacher. Her two sons have grown up learning baroque violin, viola da gamba, and harpsichord at the Music Discovery Workshop. Amy coordinates the sets, costumes, and props for the play with the help of students and parent volunteers, while offering daily arts and crafts projects from period calligraphy to shoe-making.

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Carla Moore, violin, viola, and musicianship

moore carla pic smallCarla Moore serves as co-concertmaster with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and concertmaster and soloist with the Portland Baroque Orchestra (Oregon). She also co-directs Archetti, a conductor-less Baroque string band. In addition to her performing, Carla teaches baroque violin at the University of California at Berkeley. Carla’s latest CD is of Bach Violin Sonatas with the chamber ensemble Voices of Music.

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Farley Pearce, cello and viola da gamba

pearce farley pic smallFarley Pearce has performed with the Spoleto Festival, the Charleston Pro Musica, and as a recitalist in Brazil and Uruguay. Mr. Pearce has been an active free-lance performer with many of California’s orchestras and chamber ensembles, including the Jubilate Baroque Orchestra, S. Chordæ Consort of Viols, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Airs and Graces, and many other period instrument groups.

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Yuko Tanaka, harpsichord

tanaka yuko pic smallYuko Tanaka is active as a harpsichord soloist and ensemble performer. She performs with numerous ensembles including Music of the Spheres, Philharmonia Baroque Chamber Players, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, and American Bach Soloists. She has appeared with the San Francisco Symphony and the San Francisco Ballet Orchestra. She maintains a private studio, conducts master classes, and appears as guest lecturer at various universities. She holds a DMA from Stanford University.

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