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    McQuerrey, Alicia

    Flautist and piccolo player from Charleston, West Virginia, who started formal studies when she was seven years old and attended the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Manhattan School of Music.  Her teachers included Julius Baker, Linda Chesis, Bradley Garner, Michael Parloff, June Warhoftig and Jack Wellbaum.

     

    On 26th April 1999, she and Dana DiPietro recorded the first movement (“Flowing”) of Aaron Copland’s “Duo for Flute and Piano” in John C. Borden Auditorium at the Manhattan School of Music.

     

    She became a member of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in 2001.  Other groups with whom she has worked include the Cincinnati Philharmonia Orchestra, the National Flute Association and the Upper Midwest Flute Association.

     

    On 21st September 2003, American Public Media aired “Quartet in G, D. 96” by Franz Schubert as performed by Alicia, cellist Joe Johnson, guitarist Chris Kachian and violist Tamas Strasser.

     

    Alicia and fellow flautist Julia Bogorad-Kogan were the featured soloists when the SPCO recorded “Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G” by Johann Sebastian Bach in May 2004. 

     

    In March 2007, she performed “Piccolo Concerto in A minor” and she and Julia interpreted “Andante and Rondo” by Franz Doppler with the SPCO.

     

    She participated in the National Flute Association’s annual convention in Kansas City, Missouri, in the summer of 2008.  On 7th August 2008, she and pianist Gabriel Sanchez teamed up for a recital of J.S. Bach’s “Sonata in E major, BWV 1035”.

     

    Alicia and Julia reunited (with other members of the SPCO) at the Historic Hamm Building on 6th February 2009 in a concert that included “Divertissement in F major, Op. 36” by Emile Bernard and “Serenade for Winds No. 11” in E flat major” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

     

    On 26th March 2011, she and clarinetist Timothy Paradise, horn player Paul Straka, oboist Thomas Tempel and bassoonist Charles Ullery offered up “Partita for Wind Quintet” by Irving Fine in an SPCO chamber concert at the Capri Theater in North Minneapolis.

     

    She was the soloist in the Rotunda at the Mall of America where over one-hundred flautists performed “Ode to Joy” by Ludwig van Beethoven on 2nd March 2013.

     

    Recordings on which she appears include The Orpheus Oracle with the Cincinnati Philharmonia Orchestra and Winter Morning Walks with the SPCO, Maria Schneider and Dawn Upshaw.

     

    In the field of music education, she has given master classes and private lessons and served as a guest clinician at IGH Middle School in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota.

     

    Sources:

    1. http://www.zoominfo.com/#!search/profile/person?personId=918148752&targetid=profile
    2. http://musiciansspco.org/musicians/alicia-mcquerrey/
    3. http://www.worldcat.org/title/lilian-fuchs-chamber-music-concert/oclc/42305486
    4. http://www.allmusic.com/composition/duo-for-flute-or-violin-piano-mc0002358388
    5. http://www.nfaonline.org/Annual-Convention/Convention-Chronicles/Convention-Chronicle.aspx?ChronicleID=60
    6. http://americanpublicmedia.publicradio.org/programs/spco/docs/r_season02_04.htm
    7. http://groups.google.com/group/umfaflutes/tree/browse_frm/month/2007-03?_done=%2Fgroup%2Fumfaflutes%2Fbrowse_frm%2Fmonth%2F2007-03%3F&
    8. http://instantencore.com/work/concerts.aspx?work=5013411&PastConcerts=y&PageNum=2
    9. http://www.allmusic.com/composition/divertissement-for-wind-ensemble-in-f-major-op-36-mc0002358206
    10. http://www.nfaonline.org/Publications/Convention-Program-Books/2008ProgramBook.pdf
    11. http://spcocapri32611.eventbrite.com/
    12. http://www.minnpost.com/artscape/2013/03/minneapolis-arts-economy-ranked-6th-nation-lockout-updates
    13. http://www.classicalarchives.com/album/757888304620.html
    14. http://www.discogs.com/Dawn-Upshaw-Maria-Schneider-Australian-Chamber-Orchestra-Saint-Paul-Chamber-Orchestra-Winter-Morning/release/4398975
    15. http://www.invergrove.k12.mn.us/sites/9d5394ad-57cd-4a32-bccc-65885bcedcda/uploads/January_8__2007__Meeting_Minutes.pdf

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     



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