Music & Mindfulness IIIwith Minnesota Orchestra Musicians
Thu May 11, 2023
Join a small ensemble of Minnesota Orchestra musicians and Mariann Johnson, University of Minnesota Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing Mindfulness and Wellbeing Instructor, as they explore music and mindfulness through performances and engaging dialogue.
A Few Things to Know
- No prior experience with mindfulness or special attire is needed.
- This series is presented in collaboration with the University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing.
- The Bakken Center is actively involved in mindfulness research, including multi-year studies funded by the National Institutes of Health.
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wellbeing and mindfulness instructor
Mariann Johnson is a wellbeing and mindfulness instructor for the University of Minnesota’s Earl E. Bakken Center for Spirituality & Healing. She has studied and practiced mindfulness meditation for over 25 years and is a certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction instructor through Brown University’s Mindfulness Center. Since 2012, Mariann has taught mindfulness programs throughout the United States and consulted on the design of mindful leadership and mindfulness-at-work programs in corporate, professional, and academic settings. Before dedicating her professional life to teaching mindfulness, Mariann served as an organization development consultant and mediator, working with leaders of Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Her writings on mindful leadership have appeared in the Huffington Post and Mindful Magazine.
Alan Snow joined the Minnesota Orchestra in September 2022, and won the position of Associate Concertmaster in November 2022. He was previously the second associate concertmaster with the Omaha Symphony. Since his first performance with the Oistrakh Symphony Orchestra at age 13, Snow has performed solo and chamber works internationally, including appearances at Chicago’s Symphony Center, London Symphony Orchestra St. Luke’s, Sala Manuel M. Ponce in Mexico City and others. Previous concertmaster appointments include the Evansville Philharmonic, Birch Creek Symphony, Columbus Indiana Philharmonic, Terre Haute Symphony, Festival Napa Valley Music Academy, Britten-Pears Young Artists Program, Indiana University’s top orchestras, Carmel Symphony and Music Academy of the West.
Catherine Schubilske joined the Minnesota Orchestra in 2000 and has played in all of the Orchestra’s recording cycles with Music Director Osmo Vänskä. She performed, recorded and toured with the Chicago Symphony as an extra musician for several seasons and was a tenured member of the orchestras of Milwaukee, Honolulu and Santa Fe Opera. As a soloist she has appeared several times with the Milwaukee Symphony and Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra.
Violist Megan Tam joined the Minnesota Orchestra in 2003, and returned to Minneapolis in 2015 after a year with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. She performs regularly on the Orchestra's chamber music series, and in the 2016-17 season, she played Mendelssohn's Second Viola Quintet and Prokofiev's First String Quartet with Orchestra colleagues.
Tam studied violin and viola at Toronto’s Royal Conservatory of Music. She completed undergraduate studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music, studying under Robert Vernon and receiving the Robert Vernon Prize in Viola. In 2002 she and fellow members of the Linden Quartet won the grand prize at the Coleman Chamber Music Competition.
Cellist Esther Seitz was brought up in a musical home and immersed in music from a young age. She fell in love with the cello at the age of 8 and subsequently began her studies of the instrument. She is now proud to be the third generation of professional musicians in her family. Currently based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, she holds a position as a Rosemary and David Good Fellow with the Minnesota Orchestra.
A passionate chamber musician, Seitz is a co-founder of Bowery Trio, which was formed in 2019. As an ethnically and culturally diverse ensemble, Bowery Trio has a mission of focusing on uplifting composers from various backgrounds through performance and education. The Trio has been awarded multiple grants to support their current projects.
- Armless & Bariatric Chairs
- Assistive Listening Devices
- Large-Print Programs
- Noise-Cancelling Headphones
- Service Animals
- Wheelchair & Accessible Seating
Additional services are available upon request.