MISSION: "To provide a unique orchestral experience leading to performances that shape, educate and inspire lives of developing youth musicians in the communities of Central Minnesota."
CMYO presents: MARK WOOD Electrify Your Strings! - January 12th & 13th!
CMYO will presenting a two-day workshop with Mark Wood, former TransSyberian Orchestra performer, and his band! Mark Wood will come on
Day 1 to advocate for music diversity and another approach to play music. Local mentors will be assisting with the breakouts throughout the day.
Day 2 will kick off with rehearsals that will include the whole Mark Wood band (Mark Wood, vocalist, electric guitar, bass guitar, and drums). After the rehearsals. the concert will be a ticketed event with Mark Wood, band, AND student performing on STAGE!
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O. Nicholas Raths is a founding member of the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet, a nationally renowned chamber ensemble he performed across the country with for twenty-five years. He attended the University of Southern California, where he studied with classical guitarist Pepe Romero and jazz guitarists Jimmy Wyble and Howard Roberts and received his DMA from the University of Minnesota under the direction of classical guitarist Jeffrey Van. He teaches at St. John’s University and Augsburg College.
2017-2018 Season Fall Guest Artists
Nick Mordal is a freelance guitarist and private instructor. While earning a bachelors degree at Augsburg College he studied under Nick Raths and was one of two students to earn a Hognander music scholarship during the year 2014-15.