Martin guitar financing

INTEREST FREE FINANCING FOR 24 MONTHS!

Visit your Schmitt Music guitar shop and get 0% INTEREST, 24 MONTHS FINANCING* on Martin acoustic guitars! Don’t miss this great opportunity to get your hands on an American classic – offer valid now through December 31, 2014.

Selection varies by location, so please contact your Schmitt Music store for availability and more information. *GE Financing is available with qualifying credit; financing offer not valid on Martin LX Series guitar models.

Special order your Martin guitar at any Schmitt Music store, or play the best selection of in-stock Martin guitars at these Schmitt Music guitar shops:

 

Enter to win tickets by Thursday, August 7th!

Schmitt Music and City Pages are giving away five pairs of 3-days passes to the Summer Set Music and Camping Festival on August 15, 16 and 17 in Somerset, WI.

Enter the ticket giveaway online NOW through Thursday, August 7, 2014. Five winners will be chosen at random and notified by phone and/or email on Friday, August 8.

Summer Set Music & Camping Festival is the ultimate Summer experience. A 3 day celebration of everything we love about Summer, featuring a unique blend of artists on multiple stages in an incredible northern Wisconsin setting. We encourage you to camp. To go tubing down the Apple River. To party until 2am and soak up everything that is great about Summer, one last time. The Summer of 2014 sets August 15, 16, 17 in Somerset, Wisconsin. CLICK HERE to learn more about the festival. Acts include Kaskade, Disco Biscuits, Chromeo, Wu-Tang Clan, Big Gigantic, Bassnectar, Umphrey’s McGee and many more!

 

Top 100 Dealer Awards, NAMM

Schmitt Music Wins Two ‘Top 100 Dealer Awards’!

We are proud to announce that Schmitt Music is the winner of the “Best Marketing & Sales Promotion” and “Best Support Music Advocacy” as recognized by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) at the Top 100 Dealer Awards. The awards ceremony took place on July 12, during the Summer NAMM show in Nashville, TN.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the categories we won at the Top 100 Dealer Awards!

Tom Schmitt receives an award from host Steve Wariner

Schmitt Music President, Tom Schmitt (pictured on right), receives the award for “Best Marketing & Sales Promotion” from event host, American country music star, Steve Wariner (left).

Schmitt Music was also nominated for “Dealer of the Year” at the July 12th event, and was honored as one of the Top 100 Dealers in May 2013. Learn more about Schmitt Music’s awards here: www.schmittmusic.com/nammawards

 

Orange Amps, Epiphone Guitars

Epiphone Guitars & Orange Amps at Select Stores!

Schmitt Music is proud to announce the addition of two classic brands: we welcome Orange Amplification and Epiphone to our featured guitar shops!

You’ll find a great selection of guitars and basses by Epiphone, like the classic “Les Paul” electric guitar, and we’ve got Orange products like the famous “Tiny Terror” amp head and more!

Orange and Epiphone products are now in-stock at Schmitt Music stores in Fargo, North Dakota; and Burnsville, Duluth and Rochester, Minnesota. Contact one of our guitar gurus for current inventory, or for more product details:

Call 952-435-2454 or to submit an email.
 

Call 218-727-8341 or to submit an email.
 

Call 701-281-1828 or to submit an email.
 

Call 507-288-1960 or to submit an email.
 

 

Best of 2014, Edina Magazine

Schmitt Music Edina Wins “Best Music Lessons” Award!

We are proud to announce that Schmitt Music Edina is the winner of a “Best Music Lessons” Award, as recognized in Edina Magazine’s “Best of 2014 Reader’s Choice” edition. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

With 4,000 weekly music lessons, one of the best selections of saxophones and trumpets in the country and 15 stores operating in the Midwest, it’s no wonder Schmitt Music earns this top spot. “The Edina location is the largest lesson-offering store in the company,” says director of education, Michael Wright. “It’s a great store. People are very happy with the services and education they receive.”

Are you interested in music lessons?! Try Schmitt Music’s easy online lesson search to browse teachers by instrument, store, or age/skill level. You can even sign up online!   CLICK HERE to find the right music teacher today!

Check out the rest of Edina Magazine’s “Best of 2014 Reader’s Choice” list on their website: www.edinamag.com.


In 2013, Schmitt Music won two awards at the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) TOP 100 DEALER AWARDS: “Best Support Music Advocacy” and “Best Marketing & Sales Promotion.”  CLICK HERE to learn more about our NAMM recognition.

 

Refer-a-Friend Summer Music Lesson Offer at Schmitt Music!

Do you take lessons at Schmitt Music? This summer, help a friend discover the joy of music-making and you could both WIN A $50 SCHMITT MUSIC GIFT CARD!

• Get a friend to sign up for lessons at Schmitt Music, and their registration fee will be waived

• You and your friend will be entered to win a $50 Schmitt Music gift card

• Referral must be registered by August 31

Visit your Schmitt Music store to learn more about this special offer, and sign up for summer music lessons today!

Now through August 31, whenever a student signs up for private (one-on-one) lessons, that new student can get free lesson registration (a $30 value), as long as they have a friend currently enrolled in music lessons. New students just need to mention this promotion and give the name of their referring friend.

Both the new student and the referring student will be entered to win a $50 Schmitt Music Gift Card (one pair of gift cards per participating store). New students who enroll while taking advantage of this promotion can also refer friends, after their first lesson is complete.

The more friends you refer, the more chances you have to win!

Please contact your Schmitt Music store and ask a Sales Associate for further details. Offer available in-store only; online lesson registration fees will not be waived. Visit your Schmitt Music store today!

 

Jazz Rhythm Section Workshop with Laura Caviani and friends at Schmitt Music Edina

Join us at Schmitt Music Edina for a great workshop with the Laura Caviani Trio on Friday, July 25 from 2PM to 3:30PM.

Joining Ms. Caviani will be two out of town guests: Kansas City’s Bob Bowman on bass, and UM–Winona Professor Rich MacDonald on drums. The workshop will focus on the challenges and joys of playing in a jazz rhythm section, and will be an interactive experience for all attendees. Come prepared to ask questions and possibly to play with members of the trio! Suggested free will offering: $20 at the door. Reservations recommended; please contact us.

RSVP to save your spot: call 612-238-9941 or to fill out the online RSVP form.

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact Laura: click here to send an email.


Check out a 2009 performance by the Laura Caviani Trio (featuring Gordy Johnson on bass and Dave Schmalenberger on drums) at the Artists’ Quarter in St. Paul, MN:

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Laura CavianiLaura Caviani (Piano) was born and raised in Minnesota, where she currently freelances and teaches at St. Olaf and Carleton Colleges. Her 2006 CD release Going There enjoyed a long run on the JazzWeek national radio charts. Music critic Bob Protzman described it as “piano trio jazz of the highest order.” Other releases have received such praise as “stunningly fresh” from JazzTimes and “in a word, outstanding” from Minneapolis Star’s Tom Surowicz.

In 2010, Caviani was one of five finalists for the International Jazz Piano Competition in Jacksonville, FL. She has performed with many luminaries including Karrin Allyson, Toots Thielemans, Stan Getz, Diane Schuur, Bob Mintzer and Dave Liebman. In the Twin Cities, her numerous projects include the Pete Whitman X-tet, whose CD Where’s When? received a 4-star review from Downbeat magazine. She holds degrees from both Lawrence University (BM–Theory/Composition) and The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. (MM–Improvisation) Please visit www.lauracaviani.com to learn more.


Bob BowmanBob Bowman (Bass) is a native of Topeka, Kansas and came from a musical family. At age seven he began playing piano and took up the clarinet at age 10. After hearing a bass solo on a Pete Fountain album, Bob realized his true instrument was the bass.While a freshman in high school Bob won the Topeka Jazz Workshop Scholarship and attended the Stan Kenton Jazz Clinic in Redlands, CA. Bob later attended North Texas State University. In 1976 was invited to join the prestigious Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra. He toured with them and recorded several albums including the Grammy Award winning, “Live At Munich.” In 1979 Bob moved to Los Angeles and joined the highly innovative Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabakin Big Band and recorded many albums, both big band and smaller groups, several of which were nominated for Grammy Awards. In 1981 Bob toured South America and Japan with Carmen McRae. He then freelanced in Los Angeles with such names as Bud Shank and Freddie Hubbard.

Most recently Bob has toured extensively with Concord recording artist Karrin Allyson and is featured on many of her numerous recordings. Bob currently resides in Kansas City and teaches at the University of Missouri/Kansas City Conservatory of Music’s School of Jazz Studies. In addition, he leads the critically acclaimed group, Interstring which includes guitarists Danny Embrey and Rod Fleeman, and drummer Todd Strait.


Rich MacDonaldRich MacDonald (Drums) is a native of Port Huron, Michigan, and was heavily influenced by Motown and rock music in the 1960’s. While attending college at the University of North Texas in the late 1970’s, MacDonald was introduced to the classic jazz of Parker, Gillespie, Davis and Coltrane; modern groups led by Corea, Jarrett and Metheny; and a wide range of big band music. These influences continue to inform his playing today, as a drummer and vibraphonist, performing at jazz venues in the tri-state region of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. He is also principal percussionist with the La Crosse (Wisconsin) Symphony Orchestra.

As a drumset and percussion specialist, Dr. MacDonald has presented clinics throughout the U.S. and Canada. He is an endorsee of Sabian cymbals and Vic Firth sticks and mallets, serving on their respective education teams. Some of MacDonald’s performance credits include: Milt Hinton, Slide Hampton, Arturo Sandoval, George Benson, Eddie Daniels, and three years touring experience with Ice Capades.


Seating is limited, so RSVP to save your spot: call 612-238-9941 or to fill out the online RSVP form.
 

MAS presents Songwriting Workshop with Sally Barris at Schmitt Music Edina

The Minnesota Association of Songwriters proudly presents a “Songwriting Workshop Series” at Schmitt Music stores in the Twin Cities:

Join us at Schmitt Music Edina for a great songwriting workshop with Sally Barris on Saturday, July 26 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM.

Sally Barris has a voice like sparkling crystal. You could have knocked me over with a feather the first time I heard her. Her writing is from a deep, yet innocent, place and her point of view is just a bit off center. I am excited for her, she is standing at the beginning of her journey in this town, with all of it ahead of her. It reminds me of the first time I heard Beth Nielson-Chapman or Nanci Griffith. It’s going to be fun to watch.” – Kathy Mattea

Admission: $20 at the door. Please RSVP to save your spot: call 612-238-9930 or to fill out the online RSVP form.

Watch Sally perform “Little Voice,” recorded at Coopers House in Columbia, MD:

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Sally BarrisSally Barris is an A-list Nashville songwriter who has had songs covered by such top-level artists as Kathy Mattea, Martina McBride and Lee Ann Womack. Her song “Let The Wind Chase You”, recorded by Trisha Yearwood and Keith Urban, received a Grammy nomination for vocal collaboration in 2009.

While her writing credits mightily impress, fans and peers are most captivated by her bright spirit and expressive mountain soprano. Dirty Linen says, “Barris knows how to write lyrics that are as forthright as a stream of clear water and how to support them with melodies that share that quality.”

When Sally is not touring solo, she is known as “Sister Waymore” in the power trio The Waymores, with Tom Kimmel and Don Henry. In the last three years, the Chaska, Minnesota native has performed at Mountain Stage, New Bedford Summer Fest, The Wildflower Festival
and The Kerrville Folk Festival. Sally is currently touring with her new CD.

Visit Sally’s website: www.sallybarris.com to learn more.


JohnsmithThe Minnesota Association of Songwriters is a volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the art of creating original music by combining arts, education and community outreach – CELEBRATING 20 YEARS: 1994-2014!

The M.A.S. “Songwriting Workshop Series” will include events in August and October 2014, and one in June 2015. CLICK HERE to view the series informational flier.

Learn more about the Minnesota Association of SongwritersCLICK HERE.


Sally is also performing at a “House Concert” on Saturday evening:

Sally Barris House Concert

You can also get “one-on-one reviews and instruction” on Sunday, July 27 from 12 pm to 5 pm at Schmitt Music Edina for $30 per half hour. Reserve time at sallybarris@gmail.com.

 

Steve Barta, Steinway Artist

Join us for “An Evening with Steinway Artist Steve Barta” at Schmitt Music Edina on Friday, July 18th at 7:00PM.

Steve’s music has integrity & depth. – Dave Brubeck

Pianist Steve Barta has stayed true to his creative path for 30 years as a composer, recording artist, author, educator and speaker. He has performed his original works as a solo artist, with jazz ensembles, and symphony orchestras. Don’t miss this free concert!

Seating is limited, so please let us know you’re coming! Call 612-238-9930 or to RSVP online.

Watch the Steve Barta Trio with Theodosii Spassov performing “Top Hat” in Santa Fe, NM:

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Biography:

Grammy Nominated Pianist, Composer, Arranger, Producer, Educator, Author
Pianist Steve Barta has stayed true to his creative path for over thirty years as a Composer, Recording Artist, Producer, Author, Educator and Speaker. He has performed his original works as a solo artist with jazz ensembles and symphony orchestras. His contribution to the world of music includes fourteen recordings that reflect his many influences, particularly Brazilian, Jazz and Classical.

Steve has released fourteen recordings to date. He has worked and/or recorded with Al Jarreau, Hubert Laws, Herbie Mann, Dori Caymmi, B.B. King, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Paulinho da Costa, Dave Valentin and many more. His recordings are available worldwide via SteveBartaMusic.com, iTunes, Amazon.com, and CD Baby.

Mr. Barta is a music educator with over thirty years of experience teaching intermediate to advanced students, educators and professional musicians. Special areas of instruction for private students, clinics and Master Classes are Music Interpretation, Improvisation, Arranging and Composition.

Steve is a curious blend of Aaron Copeland and Antonio Carlos Jobim.
      – Herbie Mann

 

Brian Chung workshop

Join us for a “Classical Improvisation” Workshop with Brian Chung at Schmitt Music Edina – Tuesday, July 22 at 10:30AM.

Classical pianists wanting to explore improvisation are usually advised to study jazz. But couldn’t they learn in the classical style? This session will offer a fun and systematic approach to improvisation for the classical pianist. Please join us for this FREE WORKSHOP!

Brian Chung is Senior Vice President of Kawai America Corporation. With a diverse career that includes experience as a performer, arranger, teacher, author, conference speaker and music industry executive, he is devoted to the cause of advancing music participation across America.

Seating is limited, so please let us know you’re coming! Call 612-238-9930 or to RSVP online.

Session Concept:

The process of learning to talk is very similar to that of learning to improvise. In both disciplines, the learning process begins with the desire to say something personal and meaningful. This is the heart of improvisation. Learning to improvise is not just the acquisition of formulas that help a player add more notes to a melody or add a flourish here and there. While it will allow the player to do these things, it is really much deeper. Learning to improvise is the process of acquiring tools that will allow the player say something musically in one’s own words.

Everyone improvises to some degree. Whistling a new melody while doing a chore or humming a slightly different rendition of a familiar tune are examples of improvisation. But the concept is still quite “foreign” to many players, even to expert musicians. It is often frustrating for some to be so highly skilled as interpreters of classical music, but so limited as improvisers. Why is it so difficult? It is because classical musicians have exercised a particular set of mental “muscles” in the traditional school. Improvising requires the development of different mental muscles. Once these new muscles are sufficiently exercised, new abilities appear that will dovetail with one’s existing skills.


Brian Chung Biography:

Brian Chung is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Kawai America Corporation. He is a two-term president of the Piano Manufacturers Association Interna-tional, a former Chair of the Board of Trustees for MTNA Foundation, a 2004 MTNA Foundation Fellow, a past member of the Board of Directors for NAMM (the International Music Products Association), co-author of Improvisation at the Piano: A Systematic Approach for the Classically Trained Pianist (Alfred Publishing 2007) and author of Expressions of Faith: Eight Inventive Explorations of Classic Hymns for Solo Piano (Alfred Publishing 2008).

Mr. Chung has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan, where he combined his musical and business interests. In addition to performing in the top jazz band at Michigan, he spent summers as a pianist and musical director at Walt Disney World. After college, he traveled to London, England to study piano and conducting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama as a Rotary Foundation Scholar. Upon his return to the States, he was privileged to pursue jazz studies as the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts.

After several years as a professional musician and independent piano teacher, he continued his business education by completing a Master of Management Degree at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. His business pursuits eventually led him to Kawai America Corporation, where he has spent the past twenty years.

With a diverse career that includes experience as a performer, teacher, arranger, author, conference speaker and music industry executive, Mr. Chung is devoted to the cause of advancing music participation across America.

www.brianchung.net

www.improvisationatthepiano.com

 

Brian Chung workshop

Join us for a “Classical Improvisation” Workshop with Brian Chung at Schmitt Music Kansas – Tuesday, July 15 at 10:30AM – FREE WORKSHOP!

Classical pianists wanting to explore improvisation are usually advised to study jazz. But couldn’t they learn in the classical style? This session will offer a fun and systematic approach to improvisation for the classical pianist.

Brian Chung is Senior Vice President of Kawai America Corporation. With a diverse career that includes experience as a performer, arranger, teacher, author, conference speaker and music industry executive, he is devoted to the cause of advancing music participation across America.

Seating is limited, so please let us know you’re coming! Call 913-663-4756 or to RSVP online.

Session Concept:

The process of learning to talk is very similar to that of learning to improvise. In both disciplines, the learning process begins with the desire to say something personal and meaningful. This is the heart of improvisation. Learning to improvise is not just the acquisition of formulas that help a player add more notes to a melody or add a flourish here and there. While it will allow the player to do these things, it is really much deeper. Learning to improvise is the process of acquiring tools that will allow the player say something musically in one’s own words.

Everyone improvises to some degree. Whistling a new melody while doing a chore or humming a slightly different rendition of a familiar tune are examples of improvisation. But the concept is still quite “foreign” to many players, even to expert musicians. It is often frustrating for some to be so highly skilled as interpreters of classical music, but so limited as improvisers. Why is it so difficult? It is because classical musicians have exercised a particular set of mental “muscles” in the traditional school. Improvising requires the development of different mental muscles. Once these new muscles are sufficiently exercised, new abilities appear that will dovetail with one’s existing skills.


Brian Chung Biography:

Brian Chung is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Kawai America Corporation. He is a two-term president of the Piano Manufacturers Association Interna-tional, a former Chair of the Board of Trustees for MTNA Foundation, a 2004 MTNA Foundation Fellow, a past member of the Board of Directors for NAMM (the International Music Products Association), co-author of Improvisation at the Piano: A Systematic Approach for the Classically Trained Pianist (Alfred Publishing 2007) and author of Expressions of Faith: Eight Inventive Explorations of Classic Hymns for Solo Piano (Alfred Publishing 2008).

Mr. Chung has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan, where he combined his musical and business interests. In addition to performing in the top jazz band at Michigan, he spent summers as a pianist and musical director at Walt Disney World. After college, he traveled to London, England to study piano and conducting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama as a Rotary Foundation Scholar. Upon his return to the States, he was privileged to pursue jazz studies as the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts.

After several years as a professional musician and independent piano teacher, he continued his business education by completing a Master of Management Degree at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. His business pursuits eventually led him to Kawai America Corporation, where he has spent the past twenty years.

With a diverse career that includes experience as a performer, teacher, arranger, author, conference speaker and music industry executive, Mr. Chung is devoted to the cause of advancing music participation across America.

www.brianchung.net

www.improvisationatthepiano.com

 

Brian Chung workshop

Join us for a “Classical Improvisation” Workshop with Brian Chung at Schmitt Music Denver – Thursday, July 17 at 10:30AM.

Classical pianists wanting to explore improvisation are usually advised to study jazz. But couldn’t they learn in the classical style? This session will offer a fun and systematic approach to improvisation for the classical pianist. Please join us for this FREE WORKSHOP!

Brian Chung is Senior Vice President of Kawai America Corporation. With a diverse career that includes experience as a performer, arranger, teacher, author, conference speaker and music industry executive, he is devoted to the cause of advancing music participation across America.

Seating is limited, so please let us know you’re coming! Call 303-777-1900 or to RSVP online.

Session Concept:

The process of learning to talk is very similar to that of learning to improvise. In both disciplines, the learning process begins with the desire to say something personal and meaningful. This is the heart of improvisation. Learning to improvise is not just the acquisition of formulas that help a player add more notes to a melody or add a flourish here and there. While it will allow the player to do these things, it is really much deeper. Learning to improvise is the process of acquiring tools that will allow the player say something musically in one’s own words.

Everyone improvises to some degree. Whistling a new melody while doing a chore or humming a slightly different rendition of a familiar tune are examples of improvisation. But the concept is still quite “foreign” to many players, even to expert musicians. It is often frustrating for some to be so highly skilled as interpreters of classical music, but so limited as improvisers. Why is it so difficult? It is because classical musicians have exercised a particular set of mental “muscles” in the traditional school. Improvising requires the development of different mental muscles. Once these new muscles are sufficiently exercised, new abilities appear that will dovetail with one’s existing skills.


Brian Chung Biography:

Brian Chung is Senior Vice President and General Manager of Kawai America Corporation. He is a two-term president of the Piano Manufacturers Association Interna-tional, a former Chair of the Board of Trustees for MTNA Foundation, a 2004 MTNA Foundation Fellow, a past member of the Board of Directors for NAMM (the International Music Products Association), co-author of Improvisation at the Piano: A Systematic Approach for the Classically Trained Pianist (Alfred Publishing 2007) and author of Expressions of Faith: Eight Inventive Explorations of Classic Hymns for Solo Piano (Alfred Publishing 2008).

Mr. Chung has an undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan, where he combined his musical and business interests. In addition to performing in the top jazz band at Michigan, he spent summers as a pianist and musical director at Walt Disney World. After college, he traveled to London, England to study piano and conducting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama as a Rotary Foundation Scholar. Upon his return to the States, he was privileged to pursue jazz studies as the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts.

After several years as a professional musician and independent piano teacher, he continued his business education by completing a Master of Management Degree at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. His business pursuits eventually led him to Kawai America Corporation, where he has spent the past twenty years.

With a diverse career that includes experience as a performer, teacher, arranger, author, conference speaker and music industry executive, Mr. Chung is devoted to the cause of advancing music participation across America.

www.brianchung.net

www.improvisationatthepiano.com

 

John Paul Donahue II

Join us at Schmitt Music Edina for “Inspiration and Pedagogy,” a special Piano Concert & Student Showcase with Schmitt Music instructor, John Paul Donahue II.

Thursday, June 26 at 7pm at Schmitt Music Edina

John Paul Donahue II will perform Rachmaninoff, Bach, Blues, original improvisations, and talk briefly about the origins of inspiration and pedagogy and how they relate to music and teaching. He will showcase a student who has shown great progress and motivation, by performing piano duets (2 pianos, 4 hands).

To RSVP or for more information, please call 612-238-9930 today, or to RSVP online.

Admission: FREE for kids 12 and under; $10 adults
 

Listen to John Paul on a “Boogie Duet” for Two Pianos:


Biography: John Paul Donahue II is an experienced piano instructor at Schmitt Music Edina, who’s been sharing his music for 14 years. He has performed at various venues including the Eau Claire Ragtime Festival, the MSP airport, and Menards in Eden Prairie. John Paul enjoys the challenge of unmasking each person’s innate musical expression with the goal of having each student play music from his or her heart. He is well versed in many styles and focuses on Boogie Woogie, Blues, Ragtime/Stride, and Improvising.

 

Emily Bear at the Dakota

TICKET GIVEAWAY WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Emily Bear is a 12 year-old pianist and composer who enjoys performing both classical and jazz repertoire, as well as her original compositions. Emily has performed with orchestras in the U.S., Europe and Asia, at such venues as Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl, and she recently released her first studio album, Diversity, produced by her mentor and friend, Quincy Jones. The album peaked at #3 on Billboard’s Traditional Jazz Albums chart.

Don’t miss Emily’s performance at The Dakota Jazz Club in Minneapolis on Sunday, June 8 at 7:00PM!

CONGRATULATIONS to Isla Law, Matt Nicoloff, Dawn Vandenheuvel, and Michelle Prosch – they each won a pair of tickets to Emily’s show this Sunday at The Dakota!

Learn more and buy tickets at the Dakota’s website: www.dakotacooks.com

Watch Emily perform Schumann’s “Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54″ with the Santa Fe Concert Association on Dec. 24, 2012:

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Twelve year-old Emily Bear is one of the most astonishing musical talents of our time; composing, orchestrating, and performing in a diverse collection of styles. A child of this century, born Aug. 30, 2001 in Rockford IL, where she lives with her parents and older brother and sister, Emily started to show talent from the cradle. She started playing the piano at age 2, and by the age of 6, she had played on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, and performed at the White House for President Bush. By the time she was 8 she had composed more than 350 pieces of her own music. Emily’s first studio album, Diversity, produced by her mentor and friend, legendary Quincy Jones was released in 2013 and peaked at #3 on Billboard’s Traditional Jazz Albums chart.

Visit Emily’s website to learn more: www.emilybear.com.

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