Lineup of Musicians
4:00-5:00pm: Jana Lange and Edna Jeon, flute duet
5:30pm-5:45pm: Maggie and Mason Belliston, piano, ukulele, and voice
6:00-6:20pm: Matt Belliston, accordion
6:30-7:30pm: Ben Tengelsen, singer/songwriter
Meet the Musicians
Jana Lange, flutist: One chilly morning, young flutist Jana Lange found herself in the garage of her home in Washington State attempting to practice scales without disrupting her family's sleep. Perturbed by the lack of mobility in her stiff, cold hands, Jana took a pair of scissors to a pair of gloves, cutting off the fingertips so she could warm her hands and practice flute simultaneously. This dedication and motivation eventually led to her acceptance at age 16 to Weber State University before she began her studies with Christina Jennings at the University of Colorado Boulder where she received her Bachelor of Music degree in Flute Performance. At both institutions she received full-ride scholarships, and won the Concerto Competitions, soloing with the orchestras and ultimately giving a commencement address at CU Boulder as Outstanding Graduate for the College of Music where she graduated with Honors. Currently, Jana is pursuing a Master's Degree in Flute Performance at Carnegie Mellon on scholarship, studying with Lorna McGhee. Other significant mentors include Jeanne Baxtresser, Alberto Almarza, and Brook Ferguson, all having contributed to Jana's desire to remind her audience of their intrinsic individual worth, and ability to share and create beauty in their own lives.
Edna Jeon, flutist: Edna Jeon first discovered her passion for collaboration when she joined a traditional Korean percussion ensemble (Samul nori) with a stink and a drum in her elementary years. She found a stronger outlet for collaboration when she began playing the flute, leading to significant projects, such as the Composer-Flute Collaboration Project in which she premiered The Mermaid for Solo Flute - a contemporary work written in joint effort with Chelsea Komschiles - as well as the Undergraduate Woodwind Quintet Project, for which she was a co-founder. An active soloist, Edna appeared as a guest artist at the 12th Avaha Charity Music Concert, a biannual fundraising performance series held in Korea. She was awarded third prize and audience favorite at Garner Malibu Flute Symposium, as well as honorable mention at the Colorado Flute Association's inaugural Collegiate Competition. During her undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado Boulder, Edna organized and performed several solo and chamber recitals at the Grusin Music Hall and the Academy Retirement Community. As an orchestral flutists, she was invited to perform Stravinsky's Petrouchka with the Eastern Music Festival's Faculty Orchestra. Edna currently resides in Pittsburgh, pursuing a Master of Music degree at Carnegie Mellon University.
Maggie and Mason Belliston, piano, ukulele, and voice: Information will be added soon!
Matt Belliston, accordion: Information will be added soon!
Ben Tengelsen, guitar and voice: Ben's music fits into the folk/americana/singer-songwriter genre, and draws inspiration from the likes of James Taylor, Cat Stevens, and Paul Simon. You can expect a great many story-songs, protest songs, as well as songs about family, love, and nature. Ben's music has been featured on topacousticsongs.com, as well as on Pittsburgh's NPR station (90.5 WESA). His most recent musical influences include Mason Jennings, Bob Dylan, Patty Griffin, and Old Crow Medicine Show. He often records music with his two brothers, all of which is available at www.tengelsenmusic.com.