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For Immediate Release
March 13, 2013

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Stuart Soloway
(585) 395-2797
ssoloway@brockport.edu

Hammered Dulcimer Duo Completes “Music at Noon” Series for the Year

Performance will take place at 12:15 pm on Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Press Release Photo Mitzie Collins and Roxanne Ziegler

Brockport, NY – Mitzie Collins, hammered dulcimer, and Roxanne Ziegler, Celtic harp, will be the featured performers at the next Music at Noon concert at The College at Brockport. The performance will take place at 12:15 pm on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, in the atrium of the College’s Drake Memorial Library. The concert is free and open to the public.

Collins and Ziegler have been giving programs of Irish music together for more than 30 years and perform together on a CD, St. Patrick’s Day in the Morning: Music of Irish Inspiration. They have designed their Brockport program to showcase the many ringing strings of their instruments and will include both familiar and lesser-known tunes from Ireland, England and the United States.

Collins received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Eastman School of Music. She teaches music history and hammered dulcimer and directs the Striking Strings Hammered Dulcimer Ensemble through the Eastman Community Music School. For her many musical contributions to the area, she was awarded the 2007 Artist Award from the Arts and Cultural Council of Greater Rochester. She has traveled internationally to teach and perform on the hammered dulcimer and was recently elected to the International Board of the Cimbalom World Association. For more information, visit www.samplerfolkmusic.com.

Ziegler teaches students in her private studio and plays for many weddings and community events. She is a music leader at Spiritus Christi Church and conducts a healing ministry of music at area hospitals and cancer centers. She has produced two outstanding solo recordings: Romantic Favorites for Harp and Christmas Favorites for Harp. For more information, visit www.rochesterharpist.com.

Parking for off-campus visitors is available in Lot V, near the Library, on New Campus Drive. Parking permits are available for $4 at the Raye H. Conrad Welcome Center, at the corner of New Campus and Commencement Drives. Please call (585) 395-2787 for additional information.

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Photo: Mitzie Collins (l.) and Roxanne Ziegler (r.) will perform on hammered dulcimer and Celtic harp at the Music at Noon concert on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 12:15 pm in the Drake Memorial Library at The College at Brockport.

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