Master Class to be Held After Performance
“Noteworthy Duo,” a classical flute and guitar duo, will perform a concert at Columbia State Community College’s Ledbetter Auditorium, on Wednesday, March 17, at 12:30 p.m. The duo, consisting of flutist Lisa Schroeder and guitarist Michael Nigro, toured 23 states in the U.S., playing concerts, live television programs, and radio shows during the past year alone.
The duo’s performance often includes commentary, information, and anecdotes about the composers and pieces they are performing, making the performances feel like an intimate gathering of friends.
Schroeder is a Los Angeles-based performer, teacher, and clinician. She has established herself as a first-rate artist and teacher, performing in concerts and giving Master Classes across the United States and Europe. She currently teaches flute at Vanguard University of Southern California, Cerritos College, Golden West College, and directs the Rolling Hills Flute Choir. Her passion for teaching has brought about her “Flute Loops” camp held annually in Palos Verdes, CA.
Nigro, who is a performer and teacher, has played concerts and Master Classes at many esteemed colleges which include Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, Glendale Community College in Glendale, Arizona, Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, Marlyhurst College in Portland, Oregon, William Jessup University in Rocklin, California and many others. He is co-founder of the Long Beach Classical Guitar Society and an independent reviewer of new music publications for Soundboard Magazine.
“Noteworthy Duo” released their debut CD entitled “Between the Guitar and the Flute” in February 2009.
A Master Class, a seminar for advanced music students conducted by a master musician, is scheduled for after the performance at 2 p.m. in Ledbetter Auditorium. Both the performance and the Master Class are free and open to the public.