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among all levels of music education. The choir’s

repertoire consists of both sacred and secular music

ranging from classical standards to new works by

contemporary composers, as well as folk, world music,

and modern styles. Our young department is thriving,

and this year’s Tour Choir concert features several

members of the Lycoming College Music Department

in addition to the choir. We hope that you will enjoy

the variety of our programming and the quality of

our faculty and student performances in this — our

offering to you.

Guest Performing Faculty

For this concert, we are pleased to collaborate

with many of the talented music faculty at Lycoming

College. The Lycoming Piano Trio, featuring Dr.

Amanda Gunderson (piano), Professor Emily Karosas

(violin), and Professor Andrew Rammon (cello), was

founded in 2015, and its members maintain active

careers as educators and also as both solo and

collaborative professional musicians.

A prize-winning collaborative pianist,

Dr. Gunderson performs with both the Lycoming

Piano Trio and also in Duo Mendota with violinist

Carol Carlson. She received her Doctor of Musical

Arts in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the

University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she was

awarded a University Fellowship and Emerging

Interfaces Award for her research with small-handed

pianists. She holds the B.M., M.M., and M.A. in Music

Theory from Pennsylvania State University.

Emily Karosas teaches violin

and viola at Lycoming College

while maintaining a private

studio at the State College

Suzuki Program. In 2015, she

won first place at the National

Division of the Music Teacher’s

National Association Young

Artist competition. Throughout

her career, Ms. Karosas has

performed in concert with

Boyz II Men, Mannheim

Steamroller and the Paragon

Ragtime Orchestra, and can

be heard on recordings by

Japanese instrumental rock

band Mono.

In addition to his work with

students at Lycoming College, Andrew Rammon is

the cellist of the Grammy-nominated Eaken Piano

Trio. Performances by the trio have been broadcast

on over 100 radio stations nationwide and

Mr. Rammon has performed as a soloist and in

chamber ensembles across the United States,

Europe, Russia, China and Japan.

The Lycoming Brass Ensemble features current

faculty, community members and talented students.

William Ciabattari, Ph.D., was appointed Director

of Bands at Lycoming College in 2006, and is the

conductor of the concert band, jazz ensemble

and pep band; he teaches courses in instrumental

Emily Karosas, Dr. Amanda Gunderson and Andrew Rammon

Dr. William Ciabattari