July 23, 2022, the David Owsley Museum of Art is set to host Music at the Museum with violinist Emma Andersen and pianist Bruno Theiss scheduled to perform at 1:30 p.m.
Said event is made possible by Andersen, a recent Ball State University graduate who worked at the museum as a student guard. Theiss is currently a Doctoral student studying at Ball State.
Music at the Museum is free and open to the public, with no prior registration required. For more information/updates, follow this Facebook event.
"As a performer, Emma Andersen has traveled across many states to perform in the Ball State Symphony Orchestra on tour and many music festivals including Bowdoin International Music Festival. She has also played as a soloist with multiple orchestras from the Midwest. Having just graduated this past Spring from Ball State University, and soon moving on to her master’s degree in music performance at the University of Northern Iowa, Ms. Andersen looks back on here time in the music program fondly having been the concertmaster of the Fall opera twice and winning honorable mention as a sophomore in the undergraduate concerto competition. As a performing artist, working at the museum was a wonderful experience, with some of her favorite days when Director Robert G. La France would play classical music throughout the museum over the speakers. Ever since she first started working at DOMA, she has wanted the opportunity to perform live in its halls."
"Bruno Theiss is a Brazilian pianist and music teacher based in Muncie, Indiana. He is currently one year away from completing the Doctor of Arts program at Ball State University. He has performed with Ball State Symphonic Orchestra, Ball State Wind Ensemble, and Ball State Opera, as well as regularly appearing in both solo and collaborative recitals at BSU and at local churches. He received his Master's degree at the University of Wyoming, where he collaborated with choirs and worked as the staff pianist in the University's annual Summer Camp, assisting with the Musical Theater and Choral productions of the festival, as well as collaborating with staff and students in recitals. His main interest is in bringing awareness to different voices in music, particularly those of Brazil, but also including less known artists (such as student composers at BSU) and repertoire that is not often performed at the piano. A secondary interest is in bringing personal, modern relevance to well-known composers such as Schubert, including a piano recital dedicated to investigating the composer's output through the lenses of biographical facts of the composer. Other interests include music theory, music education, and music in contemporary media such as series and video-games. For 'Encanto' fans out there: please remember to not talk about Bruno."