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SUNY Plattsburgh Music Department Faculty Recital to Feature Janine Scherline with Key Winds Trio

Clarinetist and SUNY Plattsburgh faculty member Janine Scherline will appear with the Key Winds Trio in a concert titled “Trio, Trio, Trio!” 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20 in the Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall. Joining Scherline will be Janice Kyle (oboe) and David Carpenter (piano).

The program will include works by Ernest Block, Gian Carlo Menotti and Srul Irving Glick. The group will give a reprise performance of a rarely heard work written specifically for the combination of clarinet, oboe and piano by Romantic composer Edouard Louis Bernard Destenay. Admission is free and open to the public.

Formed in July 2006, the ensemble has performed in a wide variety of musical settings throughout the Adirondack region and in Vermont, including private functions, benefit concerts and local concert series such as the Essex Community Church Summer Series in Essex, N.Y.

Scherline teaches, gives clarinet lessons and directs the Clarinet Choir at SUNY Plattsburgh. An active musician, Scherline performs with the Adirondack Wind Ensemble, Northern Symphonic Winds and in chamber settings with the Key Winds Trio, Woodland Winds Woodwind Quintet and with her husband, saxophonist Todd Pray. In addition to serving as the acting principal clarinetist in the Adirondack Wind Ensemble, she was recently featured as a soloist on the “Karen Becker and Friends” recital series at SUNY Plattsburgh and will be performing a concerto with the SUNY Plattsburgh Symphonic Band in April.

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 and with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra in Ithaca, N.Y. as well as in concerts throughout Italy and Switzerland. She was also featured in a program at Lincoln Center honoring the well-known composer, Karel Husa. She was highlighted on the popular Mountain Lake PBS series “Art Express” with the Key Winds Trio.

Scherline is an active advocate for the arts in the community. From 2004 to 2010, she was the coordinator for the Adirondack Arts in Education Partnership, a non-profit organization seeking to bring about integrated partnership opportunities between North Country schools and teaching artists.  She has also served on the board of the Adirondack Youth Orchestra Association. She also maintains a private clarinet studio and works with students of all ages.

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