2020-2021 Virtual Alumni Concert Series


Music Inspired by Nature

Join us for monthly virtual performances featuring Rocky Ridge Music Center alumni, hosted by our faculty members.

Due to the global pandemic, we weren’t able to celebrate Rocky Ridge’s long-lasting tradition of connecting musicians to nature and to each other at our beautiful and historic campus in the Rocky Mountains this year. To recommit ourselves to the healing power of nature and community, this season’s Alumni Series aims to provide a virtual space where we can safely gather together to hear music inspired by nature performed by our talented and successful alumni.

Any questions? Call 303-449-1106 or email RRMC@RockyRidge.org.

Ticket Price:

$10 per household each performance.
$50 for a Series Pass for your household (all performances included).


See below for our Alumni Series

December 13: “Beethoven and Friends”: Alumni Pianists Hosted by Gerardo Teissonnière


Start Time: 3 pm (Colorado Time)

John Phillips (Young Artist Seminar 2020)

Beethoven: Sonata no.7 in D Major, op.10 no.3 

  • I. Presto

Chopin: Scherzo no.2 in b-flat minor, op.31

Helen Nebeker (Young Artist Seminar 2019)

Beethoven: Sonata no.12 in A-flat Major, op. 26

  • I. Andante con Variazioni

Scriabin: Étude in D-flat major, Op.42 no.1 

Caleb Owens (Young Artist Seminar 2020)

Beethoven: Sonata No.27 in e minor, Op. 90

  • I. Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck

Lowell Liebermann: Gargoyles, Op. 29 

  • I. Presto
  • II. Adagio semplice, ma con molto rubato
  • III. Allegro moderato
  • IV. Presto feroce


February 7:  Flute Alumni Hosted by Claudia Anderson

Start Time: 3 pm (Colorado Time)

Madeleine Strong (Young Artist Seminar 2018)

Phillipe Gaubert: Nocturne

Shauna Heisler (Young Artist Seminar 2019)

Michael Oliva: Moss Garden for bass flute and electronics

Coreisa Lee (Young Artist Seminar 2011)

Ian Clarke: Sunstreams

Nnamdi (Papa) Odita-Honnah (Young Artist Seminar 2019)

Katherine Hoover: To Greet The Sun for solo flute

Claudia Anderson (Young Artist Seminar Faculty Member)

William Grant Still: Summerland from Three Visions (version for flute and piano)

Megan Hutchison (Young Artist Seminar 2018)

Paul Mekailian: Petrichor for solo alto flute

Ariel Flach (Young Artist Seminar 2017)

Allison Loggins Hull: Homeland

Antonio Herbert (Young Artist Seminar 2015 and 2020)

Jacob ter Velduis: The Garden of Love for flute and electronics

February 21: Alumni Oboists, Hosted by Peter Cooper and Jason Lichtenwalter


Start Time: 4 pm (Colorado Time)

Program: TBA.

March 14: Alumni Clarinetists, hosted by David Shea


Start Time: 3 pm (Colorado Time)

Program: TBA.

April 18: Junior Program Alumni, Co-hosted by Mary-Beth Tyndall and Wynne Wong-Rife


Start Time: 3 pm (Colorado Time)

Program: TBA.