April 10, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Patricia DuChene
Media Relations Coordinator
Four of the area’s most promising young musicians will perform in the 47th annual Senior Honor Recital at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sunday, May 7, at 1 p.m. The concert will include works by a variety of composers, from Mozart to Sondheim to Hindemith.
This year’s recital features Morgan Bramstedt (Howards Grove High School) singing soprano, Caroline Hundley (Sheboygan North High School) on flute, Jessica Mehre, (Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah High School) on euphonium, and Mimi Viglietti (Sheboygan North High School) singing soprano.
The performers, all graduating high school seniors in Sheboygan County and winners of a competition held earlier this year, will perform a variety of selections ranging from Mozart to Prokofiev to Gilbert and Sullivan.
Bramstedt has been heavily involved in music, through both singing and trumpet, for the past eight years. She has participated in 4-H Music, school band and choir, voice lessons, Lakeshore Youth Chorale, Lakeland College Music Camp, and community theater.
Hundley started playing flute when she was 10 years old. She is a member of the North High School Band and the Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony and has attended the Lakeland Music Camp twice.
In addition to band, Caroline also participates in drama, forensics (captain), and cross country (captain). She is the vice president of the National Honor Society and the co-president of the Future Business Leaders of America.
Mehre has been playing the euphonium since the sixth grade. She also plays the trombone for her school’s jazz band. Jessica will be attending the University of Wisconsin–Madison in the fall to pursue a double major in dairy science and agronomy.
Viglietti started piano lessons at age 5. She then moved on to singing in the Lakeshore Youth Chorale and private lessons. She also plays percussion and oboe. She has attended Stagedoor Manor and Camp Broadway in New York City. Viglietti hopes to attend a university theatre program and become an actress.
The Senior Honor Recital is sponsored by the Joyce Schuchardt Conrardy, the Michibago Music Teachers Association and the Arts Center. Tickets are $5 ($4 for members/students through age 21). For more information, call the Arts Center at (920) 458-6144 or visit jmkac.org.
The Michibago Music Teachers Association includes piano, organ and voice teachers from Plymouth, Chilton, Cascade, Oostburg, Brillion, Kiel, Fond du Lac, Sheboygan and Sheboygan Falls. The association strives to promote the continuing education of all area music teachers.
ABOUT THE JOHN MICHAEL KOHLER ARTS CENTER
Established in 1967, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center is a nationally acclaimed visual and performing arts complex in downtown Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The Arts Center is a nonprofit organization devoted to innovative explorations in contemporary American art. Its exhibitions focus on a wide range of art forms, with particular emphasis on sculpture, photography, craft-related forms, new genres, installation works, ongoing folk traditions, and the work of self-taught artists. The performing arts emphasize dance, music, and theatre performances from around the world. Programming also includes a renowned Arts/Industry residency program, the Connecting Communities commissioning program, classes, and special events. With the completion of an expansion in 1999, the 100,000-sq-ft. Arts Center now comprises 12 galleries, an intimate theatre, a flexible interdisciplinary performance space, studio-classrooms, meeting spaces, the ARTspace shop, and the ARTcafe. The Arts Center also has two adjunct sites: The James Tellen Woodland Sculpture Garden in Black River and ARTspace, an exhibition space and shop in the Shops at Woodlake in the Village of Kohler. Both ARTspace shops and the Arts Center are fully accessible to those with disabilities. A wheelchair is available at the Arts Center. Call 920-458-6144 for additional information, or visit the Arts Center’s website, www.jmkac.org.