Part of Goshen College’s 2018 Homecoming activities, the Homecoming Music Gala is your first opportunity to hear the Goshen College ensembles. Performing will be the Goshen College Chamber Choir and Women’s World Music Choir, directed by Debra Detwiler; Men’s Chorus, directed by Joshua Boggs; and the Symphony Orchestra, conducted by José Rocha.
Gillian Welch’s rich and remarkable career spans over twenty years, and is a pillar of the modern acoustic music world. After moving to Nashville in the early 1990s, Welch was launched into the public consciousness when Emmylou Harris recorded a cover of Welch’s “Orphan Girl.” Her career continued to flourish as her 1996 debut Revival, produced by T Bone Burnett, was released to critical acclaim. Firmly on the roots music map following the release, Welch followed up that Grammy nominated album release with 1998’s Hell Among The Yearlings, a stark duet record with partner David Rawlings, further solidifying the duo as a force in the folk music scene. When Welch served as executive producer as well as a performer on the eight times platinum O Brother, Where Art Thou? soundtrack, she was awarded the Album of the Year Grammy Award win, and was simultaneously nominated for her own Time (The Revelator)
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the EUCLID QUARTET is comprised of members from four continents: violinists Jameson Cooper (Great Britain) and Brendan Shea (United States), violist Luis Enrique Vargas (Venezuela), and cellist Jacqueline Choi (South Korea).
Formed in Ohio in 1998, The ensemble was awarded the String Quartet Fellowship at the Aspen Music Festival and was invited to study with the Emerson String Quartet at the Carnegie Hall Professional Training Workshop.
The Euclid Quartet won numerous international awards including the Osaka, Hugo Kauder, Carmel and the Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competitions. In 2009, the Euclid Quartet was awarded the esteemed “American Masterpieces” grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
In 2007, the Euclid Quartet was appointed to the prestigious string quartet residency at Indiana University South Bend.
Described by Gramophone Magazine as a pianist with a “strong lyrical bent and feeling for nuance,” Kate Boyd has performed solo recitals at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Schubert’s birth house in Vienna, the National Concert Hall in Dublin, the Musikhalle Hamburg, in addition to many places throughout the US and Canada. Recent concerts and conferences have taken her to Germany, England, Canada, Malaysia, Florida,California, Idaho, Minnesota, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, New York, Michigan and Greece.
Boyd has received numerous awards and prizes, including 2016-17 Outstanding Professor of the Year, an Indiana Arts Commission Grant and a Creative Renewal Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis, an award funded by the Lilly Foundation for creative artists of all disciplines. Other awards and prizes include a Fulbright scholarship and fellowships at the Tanglewood Center, Blossom Music Center, the Banff Centre for the Arts, and Prussia Cove (England).
Boyd received her Bachelor of Music from Oberlin Conservatory, under the tutelage of Russian pianist Sedmara Rutstein; her Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts from Stony Brook University, where she studied with renowned pianist and pedagogue Gilbert Kalish; and a Diploma from the Hannover (Germany) Academy of Music,where she studied with Israeli master teacher Arie Vardi. She also studied with Estonian pianist Arbo Valdma at the Cologne (Germany) Academy of Music, under the auspices of a Fulbright Grant. In addition to her major teachers, she received extensive coachings and attended residential masterclasses with Leon Fleisher, Peter Serkin, Gyorgy Sebok, John Perry, Reinbert DeLeeuw, and Ronald Copes, among others.
Kate Boyd currently serves as Professor of Piano and Piano Area Coordinator at Butler University, in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she was recently promoted to rank of Full Professor. In the summers she is on the faculty of the internationally-renowned Interlochen Arts Camp in northern Michigan. Formerly, she was on the faculty of Heidelberg University, in Tiffin, Ohio, and for ten summers taught at Kinhaven Music School, in Weston, Vermont.