Vernacular

Featuring Ian Zook, horn, with Tracey Schimmel Reed, piano

and special guests Jamison Walker, tenor, and Kathleen Overfield-Zook, viola

Sun, Sep 22 @ 2 pm

RECITAL HALL

Vernacular

Featuring Ian Zook, horn, with Tracey Schimmel Reed, piano

and special guests Jamison Walker, tenor, and Kathleen Overfield-Zook, viola

Sun, Sep 22 @ 2 pm

RECITAL HALL


Ian Zook is an active orchestral and solo performer, and has appeared in concerts throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Zook and pianist Tracey Schimmel Reed will perform music by Emil Hlobil, David Maslanka, and JMU Professor Emeritus John Hilliard with Benjamin Britten’s Canticle III: Still Falls the Rain and Johannes Brahms’ Zwei Gesänge, Op. 91.

Ian Zook is an active orchestral and solo performer, and has appeared in concerts throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. As soloist he has performed with ensembles including the Staunton Music Festival, Charlottesville Symphony, Virginia Baroque Consort, Chamber Orchestra of Charlottesville, and the JMU Symphony, Brass Band, Wind Symphony, Percussion Ensemble, and Madison Singers.

Zook is a frequent substitute musician with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the National Symphony, and the Harrisburg, Richmond and Virginia symphonies. He has performed at the Staunton, Verbier, Pacific, Sarasota, AIMS in Graz, and Aspen music festivals, as well as the National Orchestral Institute. 

His solo CD with pianist Eric Ruple of 20th-century sonatas, Musica Incognita, was released on MSR Classics in 2018. As Associate Professor of Horn at JMU, Zook is active in symposia of the International Horn Society, hosting the 2016 Southeast Workshop. He holds degrees from UNC-Chapel Hill and the University of Michigan.

Pianist Tracey S. Reed maintains a wide-ranging portfolio of large and small ensemble work with a special emphasis on collaboration with choirs, vocalists and woodwinds. She devotes particular attention to the coaching of students at the collegiate and graduate level in their preparations for various performances and recitals. Reed’s current choral collaboration is as principal pianist of the renowned Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir, an ensemble she began working with in 2015. Other recent appointments include pianist for several National Association for Teachers of Singing conferences and for the James Madison University Kodály Institute. Reed holds an M.M. and a B.M. from JMU, and her undergraduate work was tailored to focus especially on accompanying and coaching skills.


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