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Faculty Recital Features Key Winds Trio in 'Explorations'

SUNY Plattsburgh’s Department of Music will present clarinetist Janine Scherline in a faculty recital featuring the Key Winds Trio, Sunday, Feb. 19, at 2 p.m. in Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall. The performance is free and open to the public.

In a concert titled “Explorations,” Scherline, Janice Kyle (oboe) and David Carpenter (piano) will play a variety of new works from several musical style periods. The program will include a fast-paced “Tarantelle” by Camille Saint-Saëns, “Trio Serenade” by Robert Kahn and “Five Definitions” by contemporary composer Robert Sibbing. Pieces by Ernest Bloch and Bill Douglas will also be performed.

Founded in 2006, Key Winds Trio performs regularly in venues throughout the North Country and Adirondack Region.

Scherline teaches clarinet and directs the Clarinet Choir at SUNY Plattsburgh. She is the acting principal clarinetist with the Adirondack Wind Ensemble and performs with the Northern Symphonic Winds, Key Winds Trio, Woodland Winds Woodwind Quintet and her husband, saxophonist Todd Pray. At SUNY Plattsburgh she was a featured soloist on the Karen Becker and Friends recital series in 2010 and performed a concerto with the SUNY Plattsburgh Symphonic Band in 2011. Locally, she has also performed in several chamber concerts for the Essex Community Church Concert Series and was highlighted with the Key Winds Trio on the Mountain Lake PBS Art Express series.

Scherline holds a Bachelor of Music from James Madison University and a Master of Music in Clarinet Performance from Ithaca College. Her credits include chamber and orchestral performances at the Bay View Music Festival in Michigan, at the Virginia Music Educators Association, at the New York State School Music Association Winter Conference in Rochester and with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra in Ithaca, N.Y. She has also appeared in concerts throughout Italy and Switzerland and was featured in a program at Lincoln Center honoring the well-known composer, Karel Husa.

Scherline is the executive director for the North Country Cultural Center for the Arts in Plattsburgh. Previously, she was coordinator for the Adirondack Arts in Education Partnership and has served on the Board of the Adirondack Youth Orchestra Association.

Scherline maintains a private clarinet studio for students of all ages.

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