The Membership of Matinee Musicale Cincinnati (MMC) pays tribute to an organization that includes active and honored participants many of whom are concert musicians in their own right.
During the 2011-2012 season our Membership honored
Mrs. Louise D. Nippert.
Mrs. Nippert was President of Matinée Musicale Cincinnati Board of Trustees from 1982-1984, during our 72nd and 73rd seasons. To see photos and read about her past 100 years. Go to www.matinee-musicale-cincinnati.org/nippert-centennial-birthday (Centennial Birthday of Louise Nippert).
Our 100th Anniversary Celebration
We are a vibrant vital community music organization of which Cincinnati is very proud. Check back with us often to see photos of our concert artists and read their bios and programs. Click on our history section to find outstanding performers since our founding. Most of these celebrated artists have gone on to become world renown musicians. As we take delight in our 100th year celebration our membership is excited to offer you the opportunity to read of the backgrounds and view photos of the dedicated people who are and have been supporters and devoted workers of this prestigious organization. Due to the kindness of donors' contributions you are able to purchase very reasonably priced tickets for all of our concerts each year.
We also reserve a part of this area of our website for those who are in memorium. These members gave much of their lives to the cause of beautiful music in recent years: Dona Buel, Patricia Corbett, Martha Crabtree, Anna Bukay Hannaford, Gloria Keith, Louise Nippert, Frances Poetker, and Joan Wolking
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Nancy Walker is President and Artist Liaison for
Matinée Musicale Cincinnati.
SCHNIZER PIANO STUDIO
Mrs. Schnizer, a native Cincinnatian, holds Bachelor and Master Degrees in piano performance from Miami University and the University of Illinois where she had an Accompanying Assistantship. Teachers were Soulima Stravinsky, Robert Goldsand and Louise Erickson. At Miami, she performed the Bach 5th Brandenburg Concerto (Violin, Flute, & Piano) with the University Orchestra. She is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda and Delta Omicron, an Honorary Music Fraternity. Along with 45 years experience as a studio piano teacher, Mrs. Schnizer is an active performer, accompanist and adjudicator. She has accompanied programs at Ursuline Academy and Seven Hills, and has accompanied students for OMEA & college students in recital at CCM. Many of her piano students have continued piano studies in college. She is a performing member of Matinee Musicale Club, Woman’s Clef Music Club, Clifton Music Club, and Delta Omicron. She is First Vice-President of Matinee Musicale Cincinnati. The Matinee is Cincinnati’s unique and oldest ongoing recital series. This is the 98th Season of introducing rising stars and established artists to our city. Mrs. Schnizer has served as Secretary on the Board of the Blue Ash Montgomery Symphony Orchestra (BAMSO). Currently, she is President of Woman’s Clef Music Club.
Shirley is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) in Music Teachers National Association (MTNA, OhioMTA). She is a former President, Secretary & Chairperson of the Pre-College Buckeye Auditions of the Southwest District of OMTA. She served as Chairperson of the OhioMTA Showcase Recitals at the Cincinnati Art Museum for 8 years.
Her past teaching experience includes Adjunct Instructor of Piano at The College of Mt. St. Joseph where she taught Class Piano to College Music Majors, Private Piano and a Class (Survey of 20th Century Piano Music written for the Pre-College Student). As a Lecturer in Piano at The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Mrs. Schnizer taught Secondary Piano to College Music Majors. On the faculty at the University of Michigan, she taught 7 levels of Class Piano for Instrumental and Voice Majors. She was also Organist for the Inter Denominational Church and Staff Accompanist at the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa.
A long time member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Madeira, she sings in the Choir, & uses her piano skills (accompanying). She has served as organist at St. Paul. She has chaired the Music Committee several times and directed the adult Handbell Choir for ten years. Her Handbell choir went to Area 5 Handbell Festivals & performed at other churches to inspire them to begin handbell choirs. In 2004, she went on a singing tour in Europe with the St. Paul Choir. In March 2005, (St. Paul Presents Concert Series), she performed “ In His Hands” with Alice Edwards, organist. Shirley and Alice also performed solos. In Feb. 2007, she performed on Pipe Dreams, another St. Paul Presents. St. Paul Presents in 2008 & 2009 featured teachers of OhioMTA. Shirley performed on these programs. Programs in 2010 include playing at Kenwood Women’s Club, Clifton Music Club, Woman’s Clef Music Club and Matinée Musicale Club.
Laurel Hinkle is Second Vice-President on our Board of Directors for Matinee Musicale.
Mrs. Hinkle is an active professional French horn player and pianist.
Donald A Hurd is Recording Secretary and Program Chair for Matinée Musicale membership. He has held these offices from our 2011-2012 season and will continue through our 2013-2015 season.
Mr. Hurd is a professional organist, collaborative pianist and violinist.
Nancy Martin, Treasurer in 2013-2014 and Active Member on
our Board of Directors
Carolmae Katz is on the Board of Directors and is has been Matinée Musicale Cincinnati's Webmaster during the years 2007 through our 2014 season. In addition to her many years of membership in the organization she has been our past financial secretary and ticket chair. She performed in piano duets with Shirley Schnizer at our 2012 Bonus concert celebration for our 100th anniversary.
She is a piano teacher locally and on-line: www.piano-lessons-live-online.com and a collaborative pianist.
Atarah Jablonsky has been on the Board of Directors and part of our organization for many years. For our membership in our 2012-2014 seasons she has been our Concert Hostess chair.
Atarah is a piano teacher and performs locally as a piano soloist
and collaborative pianist.
MATINÉE MUSICALE MEMBERSHIP
Mary Pennycuff is a music graduate of Berea College in Kentucky, where she became interested in the secular and sacred music of Appalachia. She has many hours of graduate work in vocal pedagogy and performance, and has sung extensively in choral groups including the California Riverside Chorale, the Bach Passion Choir and the Harmonia Society of Oxford, England, the Cincinnati Choral Society, May Festival, and the Cincinnati Camerata. She is an arranger and composer and was commissioned by the Cincinnati Camerata to compose a piece using Appalachian material which became “The Seeds of Love” for chorus, piano, fiddle and mandolin. Mary has served several churches in Cincinnati as Music Director, Handbell Director, or Soprano Soloist. She has presented workshops on the hymns of John and Charles Wesley and Isaac Watts, and is also the author of a series of talks entitled “Hymns to Live By”. She is currently Handbell Director at Forest Chapel United Methodist Church.
In addition to her membership in Matinee Musicale Cincinnati, Mary would be interested in a church soloist position or as a soloist for major choral works. She is a proficient Sibelius user and has done major transcriptions of handwritten scores to professional print editions. She would be happy to accept work of this nature or arranging of original melodies for vocal, choral or instrumental use.
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