The next concert of the North Coast Symphonic Band is "Scandinavian Connections" with Dr. Joan Paddock Guest Conductor. The concert will take place at 2 PM on Sunday, April 8, at the Liberty Theater in Astoria, Oregon. Equinox, a jazz trio, will perform the concert prelude at 1:30. Doors open at 1:15. The concert is FREE!
Joan Haaland Paddock is Professor of Music and Director of Instrumental Activities at Linfield College. Originally from Minot, North Dakota, Paddock was the first woman to receive a doctorate in trumpet performance from Indiana University. Awarded a Fulbright scholarship to Norway, Paddock studied at the Norwegian State Academy of Music and returns periodically to Norway for performances. She is a founding member and trumpeter with Halcyon Trio Oregon, a classical trio comprised of trumpet, soprano, and keyboard. Paddock received an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Arts and Sciences for original music written and performed by her for a television documentary in 1992. As a Bach Trumpet Clinician for the Selmer Music Corporation, Paddock performs with school and community ensembles. She serves as adjudicator and clinician for band and brass festivals and contests and has served as guest conductor for honor bands in Canada and the USA. A longstanding member of Oregon’s Britt Festival Orchestra trumpet section, Paddock also performs as ‘on call’ trumpeter with the Oregon Symphony and Portland Opera. Paddock blows the Lur (Norwegian Wooden Trumpet) for special occasions, including Scandinavian festivals abroad, on the west coast, and at the Norsk Høstfest in the Midwest.
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