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Pianist Astolfi to Perform at Clarke April 8

March 24, 2014: Canadian-born pianist Jeri-Mae Astolfi will perform on Tuesday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Jansen Music Hall on the Clarke University campus.

General admission tickets are $10. The event is free for members of the Clarke community.

Astolfi’s repertoire ranges from the Renaissance era through the present and features electronic sounds in her compositions with piano. Her latest recording, “Here (and there): music for piano and electronics” was released in 2013 on the innova recordings label. Astolfi is the soloist for the Wisconsin Soundscapes commissioning and touring project (sponsored by the Wisconsin Alliance for Composers and the Wisconsin Arts Board) and a founding member, with Holly Roadfeldt, of the duoARtia piano duo.

The recipient of numerous awards and grants, Astolfi's passion for new music has been recognized by invitations to many regional, national and international music forums, where she has premiered and lectured on new piano music.

Astolfi also frequently serves as a piano clinician, coach and master class instructor. An active member in various local, state and national music associations, she serves on the governing board of both the Wisconsin Music Teachers Association and PianoArts (a North American piano competition, festival and fellowship organization). Currently a member of the music faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Astolfi previously taught at Henderson State University in Arkansas where she was awarded an Outstanding New Faculty Award.

For more information, contact the Clarke University Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.

Clarke University is a Catholic, liberal arts and sciences university dedicated to preparing students who positively impact their workplace, family and community. Academic offerings include more than 40 undergraduate liberal arts and pre-professional programs, a robust adult degree program and six graduate degree programs.  Founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clarke is located near the Mississippi River in the thriving city of Dubuque, Iowa. It is the only BVM university in the country.

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