Town and Gown and the University of Redlands invite you to
An Inaugural Season of Periodic Musical Salons in Redlands Homes
Sunday, September 22 at 4:00 p.m.
Salon One will feature
Kelsie Harris ’20, Marcel Valenzuela ’19, and Jacob Miner ’20
and will present classical piano, jazz guitar solos and ensemble work
at the home of
Nathan Gonzales and Todd Loza
649 Los Altos
Light hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served
Kelsie Harris, a Redlands native, is a senior and scholarship student working towards the Bachelor of Music degree with a major in piano performance. Studying with Louanne Long, artist professor of piano, Kelsie has received the Lehigh Endowed Piano Scholarship, the Rowena Bishop Talent Award, and the Redlands Town and Gown Scholarship. Her name has appeared on the dean’s list for outstanding academic excellence every semester. Kelsie is a past winner of the 2016 President’s Honor Recital auditions and a contestant in the 2018 International Liszt Competition. She has participated in both solo and concerto divisions of the Inland Empire Piano Competition, competed in Bach Festivals, and was a prizewinner in the 2015 Redlands Rotary Competition.
Jacob Miner, a Bay area native, is a senior and student of international soloist and recording artist Sara Andon. In high school, he was a member of the Young Musicians Choral Orchestra under the baton of conductor and mentor Anthony Parnther. He has also studied with Patricia Farrell, Joshua Romatowski and Victoria Hauk. Jacob recently became a student substitute with the Redlands Symphony Orchestra under the direction of international artist Ransom Wilson.
He was also a finalist in the U of R Concerto Competition this past fall. Jacob is President of Associated Students of the University of Redlands (ASUR)
Marcel Andrei Valenzuela, a Yuma, Arizona native, is a guitarist and composer who began playing bass guitar at the age of 14, performing in the local SKA/punk rock music scene. During his first year at Arizona Western College in Yuma, he switched from studying biology to pursue a degree and career in music. In 2018, Marcel performed in a junior recital of mostly his own compositions and also performed at a senior recital consisting of entirely original material. This past April, he graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Guitar Performance after performing in many concerts for the Studio Big Band, Jazz Guitar Ensemble and Jazz Improvisation Ensemble.