Dr Sarah Jane Young is currently on faculty at Bethune-Cookman University, Dr. Sarah Jane Young has performed with the Tallahassee Symphony since 2005 and the Pensacola Symphony since 2007 after having begun her orchestral career with the Wallingford Symphony Orchestra in Connecticut. After receiving her Master’s degree from Florida State University, Sarah Jane was selected as the Professor of Flute at the King Hussein Foundation National Music Conservatory in Amman, Jordan. While there, she served as Principal Flute with the Amman Symphony Orchestra and the Amman Sinfonietta, as well as the National Music Conservatory Woodwind Quintet. She has performed for both Queen Noor (Queen Consort of Jordan) and Princess Muna al-Hussein (Princess consort of Jordan). As a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed in Canada, England, Jordan, Costa Rica, Belgium, Italy, Bolivia, and throughout the United States. Performance venues include Sprague Hall, Woolsey Hall, Jerash South Theater in Jordan, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center. She has had the honor to share the stage with such prestigious artists as Gunther Schuller, Christopher O’Riley, J. K. Simmons, and Renée Fleming.
As a chamber musician Sarah Jane currently performs with Bold City Contemporary Ensemble based in Jacksonville, Florida. She is a founding member of Traverso Colore, an all baroque flute ensemble; founding member of the Coreopsis Wind Quintet winner of the Promising Young Artist Competition; founding member of Duo Velocipede, an adventurous flute and saxophone duo specializing in the music of Neil Anderson-Himmelspach; and founding member of award winning new music ensemble What Is Noise.
She has performed as a guest artist at the National Institute of Music in Costa Rica, Harford Community College in Maryland, Furman University, the University of North Carolina at Ashville and Chapel Hill, James Madison University, University of Missouri, Florida State University, Webster University, and the Conservatory of Music in Bolivia. She served on faculty at the FSU Summer Band Camp, Montelione Music Camp, and is currently on faculty at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.
Galen Dean Peiskee, Jr. is currently a student at Florida State University, where he is in the process of acquiring a DM in collaborative piano. Before moving to Florida he worked as a freelance pianist in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex accompanying numerous faculty, student, and guest artist recitals at Texas Christian University and Texas Wesleyan University, where he was a vocal coach for two years. Mr. Peiskee has a MM in Accompanying from Florida State University, and an Artist Diploma from Texas Christian University, where he earned his BM degree. His past teachers include Sandra Siler, John Owings, and Jose Feghali. He currently studies with Dr. Timothy Hoekman. As a pianist he has performed in Poland, Italy, Austria, Greece, and he has toured various parts of the United States with the Singing Girls of Texas, a group that he accompanied for five years. He received the first ever Judith Solomon Award for Vocal Accompanying from Texas Christian University He has performed as a soloist with the Brazos Chamber Orchestra multiple times, and is part of both the Emerald Trio and the Cerulean Trio, finalists in the 2016 Chesapeake Chamber Music Competition
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