2012 Spring Concert




Lynn Emmons

Red Cedar Symphony Orchestra is pleased to announce Lynn Emmons of Barron as the winner of the 2012 Concerto Competition.

Lynn has been playing the piano and organ for most of her life. She and her father started organ lessons together when Lynn was in third grade. Lynn continued taking organ lessons throughout high school studying with Dr. William Kuhlman at Luther College in Decorah, IA, and studying with Charles Bergerson at Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, IA. In middle school she took piano lessons for one year with Jean Raz of Winona, MN, and has continued playing since. Lynn started studying piano in 2007 with Dr. Donald Patterson at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, WI. Lynn earned her Master’s Degree in Education - Professional Development in 2007 from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

The Barron Area School District is Lynn’s employer where she is in her ninth year of teaching English as a Second Language at Woodland Elementary School. She taught elementary school in Indiana and Illinois as well. Throughout her life Lynn has been involved in a number of musical activities. She has taught piano and organ lessons for 25 years, has been a faculty member of the Kankakee Valley Piano camp for several years, was an active member of the Joliet Area Music Teachers Association for ten years, is a member of the Music Teachers National Association, a member of the Chippewa Valley American Guild of Organists, a member of the Barron Federated Music Club, and was recently awarded the professional certification of Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM). Lynn currently maintains a private piano studio and is a substitute organist at Grace Episcopal Church in Rice Lake, WI.

Lynn’s passions include spending time with her husband Nathan and their three sons and daughter-in-law, biking, hiking, reading, cooking, and attending concerts. Lynn is thrilled to be performing as the Red Cedar Symphony's 2012 Concerto Competition winner and praises God for this privilege and for the gift of music.

Lynn will be performing Richard Addinsell's "Warsaw Concerto" at the Red Cedar Symphony's 2012 Concerto Competition Concert entitled, "Spring Pastorale". Other pieces to be performed include: Spring Song, Op. 16 by Sibelius and Beethoven's 6th Symphony in F. Concerts will be held on Sunday, March 18th at 4:00 p.m. at the UW-Barron County Fine Arts Theatre and on Saturday, March 24th at the Barron Area Community Center Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for students and children 10 and under are free. For more information please visit RCSO's website, redcedarsymphony.org or contact Mary Updike at 715-434-5281.