Meet the Artists
Molly Jensen is an active violinist and conductor who currently teaches orchestra at Durango High School and Miller Middle School in Durango, CO. Ms. Jensen received a bachelor's degree in Violin Performance and Music Education from Temple University in Philadelphia, where she performed extensively in the Philadelphia and New York area with the Apollon Chamber Group. She received a Master's degree in Music Education from the University of Colorado, Boulder where she studied with Lina Bahn. In addition to performing as a chamber musician, Molly performs with the San Juan Symphony and serves as conductor of the SJS Youth Philharmonic. She is a recipient of the Max Aronoff Award for Excellence in Performing and Teaching, and is Editor-in-Chief at MusicalMountainMama.com.
Sandy Kiefer, cellist, has spent most of her life as an orchestral cellist and teacher. She has played with the Boston Ballet, Hartford Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra, San Juan Symphony, Montreal Symphony, and Roanoke Symphony. She has taught at the University of Rhode Island, Longy School of Music, and New England Conservatory Preparatory Department. As a free lancer she played in the back up bands for Judy Collins, The Beach Boys, John Denver, and Meatloaf. She has given Suzuki cello workshops in Thailand, Indonesia, Kansas, and Oregon. She holds a Master of Music Degree from New England Conservatory and honors from the Yale Chamber Music Seminary. Sandy has worked with Be Frank Foundation, Durango 9-R schools, and Stillwater to bring music to the Four Corners community.
Mika Inouye is the artistic director 3rd Ave. Arts Chamber Music Festival, co-director of Piano Academy at Fort Lewis College, and faculty on Young Musicians Camp. Active as solo and collaborative pianist, she is also an Orff Schulwerk teacher trainer and clinician, Four Corners Orff Chapter president, and an MTNA certified piano teacher with an independent piano studio in Durango. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees in piano performance from Brigham Young University and the University of Montana.
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