2022-2023 Concert Season
October (Day TBD), 2022
Cory Renbarger, Baritone
Stephen Carlson, Piano
Baritone Dr. Cory J Renbarger currently serves as the coordinator of applied voice and director of Bemidji Opera Theater at Bemidji State University, where he joined the faculty in 2012. He holds degrees from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, as well as the Cincinnati College-Conservatory and the University of Minnesota, where he completed his doctoral studies. Cory has performed in opera, oratorio, and recitals across the United States and abroad. Recently, Cory and accompanist (and fellow professor) Dr. Stephen Carlson recently released a cd entirely of Franz Schubert's music.
February 5, 2023
Armin Abdihodžic, Classical Guitar
with guest, Thomas Tallant
Dr. Armin Abdihodžic is praised as one of the most promising Bosnian guitarists of the coming generation. He graduated Summa cum Laude from William Carey University under Dr. Miroslav Loncar. After finishing his Master's degree from East Carolina University under Dr. Elliot Frank, Dr. Abdihodžic received his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from University of North Texas, studying under prof. Thomas Johnson.
Dr. Abdihodžic performed solo and chamber concerts all over the world (Brazil, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, USA …) and participated in many competitions. Currently, Dr. Abdihodžic is serving as an assistant professor in guitar at the University of Alaska.
Christ Lutheran Church
On the Kenai Spur Hwy near the 'Y'
Tickets are typically available about 2 weeks prior to performances @:
*Already Read Books, Kenai
*North Country Fair, Soldotna
*Country Liquor, Kenai
*Curtain Call Boutique, Kenai
*River City Books, Soldotna
March 25, 2023
Aaron Lohmeyer and Friends
Locals know Aaron well, both as a former teacher in the area and a musician. Remember the amazing sax solo in Peter Pan? Yes, this is THAT guy! This concert will be half sax solo and half jazz with a handful of his local, talented friends.
Today, Dr. Aaron Lohmeyer is Assistant Professor of Music Education at Winona State University and program director for music education. He received his B.A. in Religion from Davidson College, M.M. in Saxophone Performance from Florida State University and both his M.Ed and Ph.D. in Music Education from Florida State University. His doctoral work focused on diverse musical literacies and creative practices.
Dr. Lohmeyer has developed his pedagogy and research interests through public school teaching experiences in classroom general music, beginning band, world drumming, class guitar, jazz band, music for special learners and creative composition. As a performer, he seeks to maintain his interests in jazz saxophone, old-time banjo, baroque recorder and classical guitar.