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By Karen Nitkin, Special to The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2012
Baltimore resident Amy Klosterman was a piano teacher at the Baltimore School for the Arts for 15 years, but her involvement with a youth band in Uganda started with a journey unrelated to music. In the summer of 2007, she traveled to Uganda to do volunteer work. One day, while participating in a community event, rain forced her and others to cram into a tent. "I got to talking to these strangers," said Klosterman, 45. "I told them I was a musician, and they told me about the brass band.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2013
Rep Stage, the fine professional company in residence at Howard Community College (the emphasis is on Equity, not college), will explore vintage and contemporary works during its 21st season. And Michael Stebbins, who just wound up his nearly eight-year tenure as artistic director of Rep Stage, will still be a presence, at least for part of the 2013-2014 lineup. He said he decided to leave the administrative post to concentrate more on acting and directing, and he'll do both with his former troupe.
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August 8, 2004
Alma Mae Costen, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. secretary and piano teacher, died in her sleep Tuesday at Charlestown Retirement Community. She was a 101. Miss Costen was born in Virginia and moved to Baltimore, where she attended Western High School. After completing a secretarial course, she went to work in the late 1930s for BGE, from which she retired in 1939. While working for BGE, she studied at the Peabody Conservatory in Mount Vernon Place. She also studied Spanish at night school.
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By Lane Page | December 10, 2012
Some might see an odd destiny - if not exactly Jerry Garcia's “long strange trip” - in the formation of the 3-year-old Jazz Docs band. Its five members form a sort of Venn diagram - with Ellicott City dentist Hank Fasteau somewhere in the middle - with a complexity approaching the jazz compositions they practice every Wednesday at the Damon Foreman Music Academy in Glenwood. Fasteau on drums and fellow dentist Gary Anderberg on trumpet are joined by Glenwood internal medicine specialist Scott Maurer on bass, retired piano teacher Kathy McGinn of Columbia back on her instrument, and guitarist Damon Foreman of the eponymous music academy on guitar.
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July 25, 2007
Florence Ellen Earp, a retired piano teacher, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease July 12 at Ridge Overlook Assisted Living in Westminster. She was 94. Born Florence Ellen Rowe in Mechanicsburg, Pa., she earned a degree in music education and English at Westchester College. In 1938, she married Dr. James Pearsall Earp, a sociology professor at Western Maryland College, now McDaniel College. He died in 1984. Mrs. Earp taught music for 15 years at Westminster Junior High School and gave piano lessons at home.
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By JACQUES KELLY | October 5, 1992
In the afternoon, a little hand reaches for a doorbell on a Bolton Hill rowhouse.After hearing one vigorous ring, Harold Stern opens on old-fashioned front door to admit a youngster. The boy carries a bundle of sheet music.Before long, the boy's fingers are running through the scales on a piano that sits between two high windows overlooking the street.This neighborhood scene has been repeated for nearly 40 years, the time that Stern has taught piano to children from Bolton Hill and other parts of Baltimore.
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By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | May 10, 1997
For more than 50 years, piano students young and old trooped up the steps of Dorothea Ortmann Seletzky's Charles Village brick rowhouse and were greeted by a tall, handsome woman with carefully coiffed blond hair.Into that heavy, dark Edwardian interior she led her students, to one of the five grand pianos scattered throughout the house, where she patiently instructed them in the intricacies of a Chopin etude or a Bach sonata.Mrs. Seletzky, a former concert pianist, died Tuesday of a heart attack at Good Samaritan Hospital.
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March 28, 2006
I got fired by the piano teacher. She said I'm not talented, that I shouldn't play piano and that I should do something else." - LANG LANG, concert pianist, on what he was told as a student at Central Music Conservatory in Beijing
NEWS
March 24, 1992
Catherine McGrath, who had been a piano teacher and church organist, died yesterday at St. Joseph Hospital after a stroke. She was 93.A Mass of Christian burial for Mrs. McGrath will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Towson.The former Catherine Savage moved to the Glen Meadows retirement community in Glen Arm two years ago from Lutherville.She and her husband, Frank H. McGrath, who died in 1967, had lived in South America and in Texas before moving to the Baltimore area in 1947.
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By Sherry Joe and Sherry Joe,Sun Staff Writer | February 6, 1994
Seung Shin Yoo's dreams of playing piano were nearly --ed in her native South Korea when an instructor said her tiny hands were unsuited to a career as a concert pianist."
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By Karen Nitkin, Special to The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2012
Baltimore resident Amy Klosterman was a piano teacher at the Baltimore School for the Arts for 15 years, but her involvement with a youth band in Uganda started with a journey unrelated to music. In the summer of 2007, she traveled to Uganda to do volunteer work. One day, while participating in a community event, rain forced her and others to cram into a tent. "I got to talking to these strangers," said Klosterman, 45. "I told them I was a musician, and they told me about the brass band.
NEWS
By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2012
Martha Jane Schneider, a piano teacher and church organist who had been a longtime resident of Cambridge, died June 24 of pneumonia at an assisted-living facility in Clemmons, N.C. She was 92. The daughter of a banker and a homemaker, Martha Jane Geoghegan was born and raised in Cambridge, where she grew up in a home on Oakley Street. After graduating in 1936 from Cambridge High School, she studied for a year at Strayer's Business College in Baltimore and then went to work for Country Trust Co., her father's bank.
NEWS
July 25, 2007
Florence Ellen Earp, a retired piano teacher, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease July 12 at Ridge Overlook Assisted Living in Westminster. She was 94. Born Florence Ellen Rowe in Mechanicsburg, Pa., she earned a degree in music education and English at Westchester College. In 1938, she married Dr. James Pearsall Earp, a sociology professor at Western Maryland College, now McDaniel College. He died in 1984. Mrs. Earp taught music for 15 years at Westminster Junior High School and gave piano lessons at home.
NEWS
March 28, 2006
I got fired by the piano teacher. She said I'm not talented, that I shouldn't play piano and that I should do something else." - LANG LANG, concert pianist, on what he was told as a student at Central Music Conservatory in Beijing
NEWS
August 8, 2004
Alma Mae Costen, a retired Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. secretary and piano teacher, died in her sleep Tuesday at Charlestown Retirement Community. She was a 101. Miss Costen was born in Virginia and moved to Baltimore, where she attended Western High School. After completing a secretarial course, she went to work in the late 1930s for BGE, from which she retired in 1939. While working for BGE, she studied at the Peabody Conservatory in Mount Vernon Place. She also studied Spanish at night school.
FEATURES
By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | July 3, 2002
SUN SCORE ** 1/2 In a casebook masquerading as a movie, Isabelle Huppert plays the title role of The Piano Teacher, an unfulfilled Viennese musician who is rotting internally. In total control of her classroom, she's hyper-sensitive toward nuances of classical composition - especially pieces by Schubert and Schumann, whom she treats as poets of madness. Her father went insane and her mother (Annie Girardot) is smothering. The piano teacher's authority stems from her insight into music's undercurrents, and a temperament as warped and manipulative as her mum's.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | July 3, 2002
SUN SCORE ** 1/2 In a casebook masquerading as a movie, Isabelle Huppert plays the title role of The Piano Teacher, an unfulfilled Viennese musician who is rotting internally. In total control of her classroom, she's hyper-sensitive toward nuances of classical composition - especially pieces by Schubert and Schumann, whom she treats as poets of madness. Her father went insane and her mother (Annie Girardot) is smothering. The piano teacher's authority stems from her insight into music's undercurrents, and a temperament as warped and manipulative as her mum's.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2013
Rep Stage, the fine professional company in residence at Howard Community College (the emphasis is on Equity, not college), will explore vintage and contemporary works during its 21st season. And Michael Stebbins, who just wound up his nearly eight-year tenure as artistic director of Rep Stage, will still be a presence, at least for part of the 2013-2014 lineup. He said he decided to leave the administrative post to concentrate more on acting and directing, and he'll do both with his former troupe.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | July 10, 2000
A 36-year-old piano teacher can no longer get through concertos and etudes memorized years ago. A young mother and office manager finds herself struggling with simple math, and she's forgotten to pick up kids in her carpool. And a Maryland fire official wakes up exhausted every morning, his head aching. He blames job stress. All three, it turns out, were the victims of chronic exposures to low levels of carbon monoxide. Long feared as a quick and stealthy killer, carbon monoxide - in long exposures, and in concentrations once thought too low for concern - is now suspected as the cause of significant, even permanent injury to the brain and heart.
NEWS
December 31, 1998
Edna Romaine Jones, 96, Baltimore educatorEdna Romaine Jones, a retired educator, died Sunday of a respiratory ailment at her Ashburton home. She was 96.Beginning in 1928, Mrs. Jones spent her career in the Baltimore public school system and rose through the ranks to become divisional superintendent for East Baltimore in 1954. She retired in 1968.In the 1940s, she was principal of William Alexander Elementary School No. 112 at Calhoun and Laurens streets in West Baltimore."She was a joy to work with.
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