Dr. Kristin Tjornehoj

Kris_Tjornehoj_10Kristin Tjornehoj is the Director of Bands at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls where she conducts the UWRF Symphony Band, St. Croix Valley Community Band and the St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra.  Dr. Tjornehoj founded the Three Rivers Concert Band, a group of adult musicians from Minnesota and Wisconsin, who collaborate and participate in international outreach tours.   She co-founded the Composers Conference at UWRF that brings chamber music composers together for a 3-day workshop with concerts and seminars.  Dr. Tjornehoj has taught courses in wind conducting, history and literature.

An active guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator, Dr. Tjornehoj has served in these capacities throughout the United States and Canada, and in China, The Czech Republic, England, France, Iceland, Scotland and Spain. She has led performance tours throughout the United States and abroad. Recent experiences include bi-annual World Music and Music Appreciation study tours in Scotland, England and France, plus the Three Rivers Concert tour of Spain in 2014.  Dr. Tjornehoj has served on the Shell Lake Arts Center faculty for over 15 years where she is the director of the Concert Band Camp.

Dedicated to the creation of new compositions, her credits of commissioned works or premiers by prolific composers include Joel Blahnick, Todd Coleman, Michael Colgrass, Gregory Fritze, Lars Jansson, Daniel Kallman, Johan de Meij, Joanne Metcalf, Craig Naylor, David Revill, Michael J. Roy, Jared Spears, Jack Stamp, Michael Torke, Joseph Turrin, Charles Young and John Zdechlick.

A participating member in several professional scholarly and community organizations, she currently serves on boards/committees of ArtReach St. Croix, Phipps Center for the Arts, St. Croix Valley Community Foundation in addition to the Wisconsin and Minnesota Music Educators Conferences. She is also a member of the League of American Orchestras, National Association for Music Education, National Band Association and the World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles.  Dr. Tjornehoj is active in church music as a saxophone player, pianist and choir director.

Anthony Kearns is Back!

Music Director Kristin Tjornehoj is pleased to announce that the 2015-2016 Season of the SCVSO will kick-off in grand style with the return of Irish Tenor Anthony Kearns, the man Ireland recognizes as its finest living tenor.  A founding member of the PBS super-group, The Irish Tenors, Anthony has sung all over the world, including: Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, Lincoln Center, the Hollywood Bowl, and the Sydney Opera House.

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Preferred seating available for donors!
Your sponsorship of $125 or more gains you access to VIP seating, a ticket, and a private dinner reception with Anthony following the concert at the beautiful Lowell Inn in Stillwater, MN.  The star of the evening will greet all guests and be available for autographs and photos so be sure to bring a camera and your best smile!  Reservations must be made ahead of time. (Sold out.)

General Admission Concert tickets are $25.  They can be purchased at the door on the day of the concert.  (Preorders are no longer available.)

In-kind sponsorships are also available for flowers, food, reception, or hotel.

If you cannot attend the concert, please consider a donation at any level.  Your support is important to us and helps us to present wonderful guests like Anthony Kearns!