10/04 Mountain Music Ensemble


Mountain Music Ensemble

Becky Weidman-Winter, flute

Tenly Williams, oboe

James Cline, guitar

James Cline is the Director of Guitar Studies at Regis University, where he teaches Beginning and Intermediate Class Guitar, coaches Guitar Ensembles and teaches Private Guitar. He also teaches Music Appreciation at Front Range Community College and Private and Group Guitar at the Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts. In addition to an active teaching schedule, James performs regularly as a soloist and chamber musician, and operates his own recording studio, Little Ernie Productions.

As part of the Mountain Music Ensemble, he has commissioned and premiered several new works by Colorado composers, including “Ciranda” by Marcia Marchesi and “Two About Two” by Loretta Notareschi, both featured on tonight’s program. James is also a founding member of the Colorado Guitar Quartet. He holds the Doctorate and Master of Music degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He earned the Bachelor of Music degree from Utah State University. James has had the honor of performing in Masterclasses for some of the finest guitarists in the world, including Christopher Parkening, John Williams and Sergio Assad.

Tenly Williams is a member of the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, principal oboist of the Steamboat Springs Orchestra, and founding member of the Mountain Music Ensemble. Her career has included positions with the Binghamton Philharmonic, Colorado Chamber Orchestra, and Fort Collins Symphony, as well as performances with the Denver Municipal Band, Colorado Symphony, Greeley Philharmonic, Austin Symphony, Cheyenne Symphony, and San Antonio Symphony Orchestras.

A Colorado native, Tenly is happy to be living in Denver after completing her Master of Music degree at the University of Texas at Austin in 2005 and her Bachelor of Music degree at the Eastman School of Music in 2001. She has performed at numerous summer festivals around the world from Dublin, Ireland to Banff, Canada, and most recently with the Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra in Durango, Colorado.

Also an active educator, Tenly teaches students of all ages and abilities at Parlando School for the Arts in Boulder and the Rocky Mountain Center for Musical Arts in Lafayette. A commercial reed maker for Midwest Musical Imports since 2004, Tenly presents reed making workshops in addition to master classes, entrepreneurship seminars, and recitals.

Becky Weidman-Winter teaches flute and music theory at Western State College. She has won the Flute Society of Kentucky (2008) and Mid-South (2007) Young Artist Competitions, received honorable mention in the Myrna Brown Young Artist Competition (2008) and participated in the Jean-Pierre Rampal Competition in Paris, France (2001).

She is a founding member of the Mountain Music Ensemble and performs with the Crested Butte Music Festival and Lake City Chamber Music Festival. She has performed as a guest artist and clinician across the U.S. and given world premieres of chamber works for the flute including “Contra Songs” by Catherine McMichael and “Landscapes” by Chappell Kingsland.

Becky has been a member of the Las Colinas Symphony and band Tin Roof Tango in Dallas, Texas and performed frequently with the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra. She holds degrees from the University of North Texas (DMA), University of Colorado at Boulder (MM), and Oberlin Conservatory (BM). Her principal teachers include Michel Debost, Alexa Still, and Terri Sundberg.