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Jim Skinger & Mariellen Sears, Guitar and Flute Duo

April 28, 3:00 pm

About Jim Skinger

Jim is a guitar a teacher, performer, recording artist and composer. He taught guitar at Clark University, Worcester MA, Marywood College in Scranton,PA and at the State University of NY in both Binghamton and Oneonta.

Jim’s solo concerts and performances with classical and jazz ensembles have insured a continually busy performance schedule. His compositional output is diverse and includes his flute and  guitar piece “Just For Friends” and “Suite Ibiza” for solo guitar, both published by Columbia Music Co. Editions Daminus of Germany  published “When the Birds Goodbye To The Day”, as well as guitar duo, quartets and chamber music.

He has also performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, and the Royal Festival  Hall, London as well as in numerous countries including Austria, Germany, Russia, Czech Republic, and Belarus.

About Mariellen Sears

A native Cape Codder, flutist Mariellen Sears has performed as a chamber and orchestral musician throughout the United States and Eastern Europe. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts/Lowell (BA and MM), her primary teachers were Virginia Sindelar (Leguia) and Iva Milch. She also studied with Martha Woodward and Eleanor Lawrence and studies Irish Traditional Flute with Shannon Heaton. Currently Ms. Sears performs with the Cape Symphony, Trio Vivo, the Scorton Chamber Ensemble and the Metropolitan Flute Orchestra and was a member of the former Simon Sinfonietta. She has also performed with the American Wind Symphony Orchestra (PA), the Manchester Philharmonic (NH) and the Plymouth Philharmonic (MA) Orchestras. She has appeared in concert with Joshua Bell, YoYo Ma, Eileen Ivers and John Pizzarelli.

Ms. Sears taught in the Nauset Public Schools for 34 years and is currently on the faculty at UMass/Dartmouth and at the Cape Conservatory (West Barnstable, MA) where she teaches both Suzuki and Traditional Flute pedagogy. She is the director of the Cape Conservatory Adult Flute Choir. Ms. Sears is a certified Suzuki Flute Instructor and a trained “Kinderflute” teacher.


April 28
3:00 pm
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Hingham Public Library
66 Leavitt Street
Hingham, MA 02043 United States