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Upcoming Faculty Recital

Date: March 1, 2011
Phone: 269-471-3560

Enjoy an evening of chamber music featuring works by Sergei Prokofiev and Jean-Marie Leclair performed by Andrews University faculty members Carla Trynchuk and Trina Thompson at the Howard Performing Arts Center at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2011. This faculty recital of violin and piano selections is part of the Howard Center Presents…2010–2011 series.
Carla Trynchuk is professor of music and string area coordinator at the Andrews University Department of Music. She has performed violin solos with orchestras across North America and Europe, including the Calgary Philharmonic in Canada and the Banatul and Iasi Philharmonic Orchestras. As a faculty-artist, she has volunteered at numerous summer festivals, given master classes worldwide and served as adjudicator for string and chamber music competitions and festivals throughout the United States and Canada.
While studying at The Juilliard School, she received a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music under the direction of Dorothy DeLay and Hyo Kang. An advocate of contemporary composers, she has recorded the premiere recording of the Tibor Serly Violin Concerto with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, given the premiere recording of Kittyhawk by U.S. composer Randall Davidson in April 2001 and performed the Arizona premiere of Robert McBride's Violin Concerto Variety Day and Hartmann's Concerto Funebre.

Carla Trynchuk

Trina Thompson

Trina Thompson is assistant professor of theory and piano at the Andrews University Department of Music. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and holds a Bachelor of Arts from Walla Walla University and a Master of Music from Northern Illinois University. While in residence, she was awarded Indiana University’s Chancellor’s Fellowship and the Indiana University Music Theory Department’s Dissertation-Year Fellowship.
Thompson studied piano performance under the guidance of Donald Walker at Northern Illinois University. Most recently, she taught written and aural theory on both undergraduate and graduate levels at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. She was previously a member of the music faculty at Walla Walla University, where she taught theory and piano, directed the Piano Preparatory Division and served as interim departmental chair. Her doctoral dissertation, directed by Robert Hatten, focuses on the art songs of Debussy.
Tickets for the faculty recital are $10 for general seating, $5 for faculty/staff and free for Andrews students. Special rates apply for groups and Flex Series tickets. Purchase your tickets at the Howard Performing Arts Center Box Office or by calling 888-467-6442 or 269-471-3560. For more information, please visit

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