Yue Wu seated at piano
Faculty Performances

MacPhail Presents: Faculty Spotlight Performance

Date: Sat Dec 02 2023

Time: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Room: Antonello Hall

Location: Minneapolis

This event is free and open to the public. Featuring Yue Wu, Mikalia Bradberry, Wendy Kellogg, Miryana Moteva, Allen Teyvel and David Brubaker.

In this faculty spotlight concert, MacPhail teaching artists showcase the power of performance in the first concert of the MacPhail Presents Series. A night of expertise on display, this concert will feature the likes of Samuel Barber, Miltcho Leviev, Léo Delibes, Ricky Ian Gordon, music from the regions of China, and more. This event is free and open to the public.

Featured Performers

Yue Wu, Piano

Yue Wu (Wu) joined the MacPhail faculty in 2016 as a board certified Music Therapist, and worked in both Music Therapy Department and MacPhail Music for Life™.

She graduated from Colorado State University with a M.M. in Music Therapy in 2016. Wu has completed her music therapy internship at Park Nicollet Health Services where she worked with individuals with a variety of medical conditions and different cultural backgrounds. Wu is a generalist who specializes in Neurologic Music Therapy. Currently, she is working on her PhD in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Minnesota Medical School. She is also a Minnesota Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (MNLEND) fellow.

Wu grew up in China. Before coming to the states for her master’s in music therapy, she obtained a master’s degree in Music Theory as well as a bachelor’s degree in Music Education from Shandong Normal University. She is also an accomplished pianist. Wu is passionate about enriching the lives of individuals by building therapeutic relationships through music. She looks forward to continually expanding her experience at MacPhail by caring the families that she works with and collaborating with other teaching artists.

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Mikalia Bradberry, Voice

Mikalia Bradberry is a mezzo-soprano currently based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota. Born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Niagara Falls natives, she received her Bachelor of Music in vocal performance from Abilene Christian University and her Master of Music in vocal performance from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Ms. Bradberry’s operatic highlights include Carmen in La Tragedie de Carmen, Madame de Croissy in Poulenc’s Les Dialogues de Carmélites, Lucretia in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia and the role of Nia in Lyric Opera of the North’s Decameron Opera Coalition submission, The Place. She is the winner of St. Croix Valley Opera’s Vocal Competition of 2021 and recently collaborated for the fifth time in the lecture recital, “I Too Sing America, The Friendship and Collaboration of Margaret Bonds and Langston Hughes” at Colorado State University. Additionally, Ms. Bradberry is set to solo in Mahler’s Second Symphony with Mississippi Valley Orchestra in January of 2024.”

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Wendy Kellogg

Wendy Matsutani Kellogg, Voice

Soprano Wendy Matsutani Kellogg, a Southern California native, completed her Bachelor of Music at UC Santa Barbara and her Master of Music from the University of Minnesota. Now a Minneapolis resident, Wendy enjoys performing in various genres across the city’s multifaceted arts community. Most recently, Wendy performed in the world premiere of The Song Poet with Minnesota Opera. Other credits include performances with Journey North Opera Company (Minnesota’s premiere of the opera, Proving Up), Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company (Ruddigore, The Mikado, Princess Ida), Full Circle Theatre Company (Caught), and Theatre Mu. Additionally, Wendy enjoys serving as a Board member for the Gilbert & Sullivan Very Light Opera Company and is a passionate supporter of the arts as a powerful tool for bringing joy and healing to communities.

Miryana Moteva, Piano

Miryana Moteva has recently appeared as a soloist with Linden Hills Chamber Orchestra performing Piano Concerto No. 1 by Sergei Prokofiev and in chamber recitals at Sundin Music Hall, the Basilica of Saint Mary, the Fitzgerald Theater, the Schubert Club, the Baroque Room, University of Wisconsin-River Falls and the Cowles Center for Performing Arts in collaboration with Curio Dance. She performs regularly on MacPhail Center for Music’s Spotlight Concert Series, the University of Minnesota’s Balkanicus New Music Series and the Schubert Club’s Courtroom Concerts. Her performances have been featured on Classical MPR.

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Allen Teyvel

Allen Teyvel, Piano

Allen Teyvel is an active pianist and teacher in Minnesota. The impression he has left on audiences after performances was described as “A powerful pianist who has high emotional intent.” He has been an RA at the Minnesota International Piano Camp along with being a teaching assistant for the pre-college program. Mr. Teyvel has also established himself as a local piano teacher in Minnesota, with a varying range of students from private teacher to teaching at the Kramer school of music.

Mr. Teyvel is one of the founding members of Quarteto Raro, A new music ensemble that has the instrumentation of 2 pianos and 2 cellos. The goal of the ensemble is to work with living composers and premier new music.

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David Brubaker

David Brubaker, Violin

David Brubaker, who has been a member of the Pacific, Oregon and Houston Symphony Orchestras, joined the Minnesota Orchestra’s second violin section in 2003 and moved to the first violin section in summer 2008. He served as acting first associate concertmaster during the 2014 season.

Recent solo performances include Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at the Lakes Area Music Festival, Brahms’ Double Concerto, and the Khachaturian Violin Concerto with the Bloomington Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician, Brubaker has appeared on numerous Minnesota Orchestra chamber music programs, most recently performing Brahms’ Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano, and Claude Bolling’s Suite for Violin and Jazz Piano trio.

Brubaker is a native of Tucson, Arizona, where both his parents were music teachers and members of the Tucson Symphony. In addition to studying violin, he played oboe while growing up; he also sang as a member of the Tucson Boys Chorus, with which he toured the U.S. He earned degrees in violin performance from the Manhattan School of Music and Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music.

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