Moore County Music Society Presents Concert
Three newcomers to Moore County Music Society will be presented in the second concert of the season at Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7.
The featured musicians will be vocalist KC Holliday, and flutist Jennifer S. Smith, both accompanied by MariJo Brown and organist Hyun Jung Park.
A professional singer since the age of eight, KC Holliday graduated from Southern Methodist University where she received her undergraduate degree in music, cum laude, in 2000. Holliday has also earned credits toward her graduate degree in fine arts from New York University and holds a K-12 certification in band, orchestra and choir from the state of Texas.
She enjoys teaching music workshops throughout the country and has produced a vocal and flute CD collection of wedding solos. Some of her favorite regional theater credits include Maria in "The Sound of Music", Susan in "Tick, Tick, BOOM!", Della in "Gifts of the Magi," and Eliza in "My Fair Lady." She is a newlywed military wife and currently teaches voice, flute and piano from her home in Southern Pines and works for the Arts Council of Moore County.
Jennifer S. Smith, a native of Brunswick, Ohio, received her undergraduate degree in music education from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, with an emphasis on flute. She has taught elementary and middle school orchestra in the Cumberland County School system for three years and has played flute and piccolo in the Fayetteville Community Symphonic Band. She currently teaches orchestra and guitar at New Century Middle School and plays flute with the Moore County Concert Band and the Moore County Philharmonic. Among her selections, she will perform the first movement from "Concerto in D Major" by Wolfgang A. Mozart and "Fantaisie," by Gabriel Faure.
MariJo Brown, a well-known accompanist in the area, attended Mount St. Scholastica College, studying piano performance while she was still in high school in Atchison, Kan. She made her debut at the age of 15 and performed three times as guest soloist with two symphonies before the age of 18. She directs and accompanies the Note-A-Belles, is the accompanist for the Moore County Choral Society, Pinecrest Music Theater and Choral Department and organist for the Community Congregational Church in Southern Pines. Brown has been the pianist and/or music director for the Temple Theatre, North Carolina Stage Ensemble, Sandhills Little Theatre, Cape Fear Regional Theatre, Clinton Little Theatre and dozens of productions throughout the county.
Hyun Jung Park has recently accepted a position of organist at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Southern Pines. A native of Seoul, Korea, Park has served in a professional capacity since 1996 when she served as organist at the Myeongdong Catholic Cathedral, one of the biggest and oldest churches in Seoul.
She gave recitals every year and took part in choir concerts that were often broadcast nationally. She completed her undergraduate studies as valedictorian of the College of Music at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, receiving merit-based scholarships each year.
She came to the United States in 2001 after receiving the Emma E. Claus Scholarship and Jackie Pemberton Memorial Scholarship to study organ at Indiana University, Bloomington, Ind. While there she gave many recitals at Indiana University, at area churches and for several American Guild of Organists' chapters. Park has also participated as an official competitor for the 2002-04 National Young Artists Competition in Organ Performance and the Nurenberg International Organ Competition in Germany. Presently, she is completing her dissertation for the D.M. degree.
The Moore County Music Society is an organization that features many highly regarded professional musicians in the surrounding area. All music-lovers are encouraged to attend the concerts that are free and open to the public. For those wishing to become part of this community activity, tax-deductible dues are $25 for individuals and $35 for families, payable to MCMS, P.O. Box 1422, Pinehurst, NC 28370.
For further information, call 692-7012 or 944-9595.
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