Milligan hosts area-wide orchestra workshop

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (August 29, 2008) — Over 100 local high school and college students will gather on the Milligan College campus Saturday, Sept. 6, for the college’s second annual string orchestra workshop. The day will culminate with a joint concert in Seeger Memorial Chapel at 7 p.m.

The areas only two high school orchestras, Science Hill and Dobyns-Bennett, will join the Milligan College Orchestra for a workshop led by internationally acclaimed conductor Cornelia Kodkani-Laemmli, who currently serves as conductor and music director for Symphony of the Mountains.

A native of Switzerland, Kodkani-Laemmli taught music history, theory, choir, orchestra and voice before moving to the United States. Additionally, she conducted various choirs, youth and community orchestras, operas and musical productions throughout Europe. Since moving to the U.S., she has conducted numerous symphonies and orchestras, most recently serving as associate conductor with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and as conductor for the Oak Ridge Symphony.

Kodkani-Laemmli holds three master’s degrees, one in piano from the conservatory of Winterthur, one in choral conducting from the University and Conservatory of Zurich, and one in orchestra conducting from Northwestern University, where she studied under internationally renowned maestro Victor Yampolsky.

The 7 p.m. concert is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the Milligan College Music Office at 423.461.8723.

Posted by on August 29, 2008.