Lisa Renteria, Sandy Schwoebel, and Dominic Livigni

Tuesday, 11:30 am -12:30 pm,  The Arizona Senior Academy Building

A celebration of American composers will be presented by Tucson’s Sandoli Trio, including selections by Scott Joplin, David Van Schouwen, Richard Hervig, Roger Jones and Robert Muczynski.

The woodwind trio’s name is derived from the first names of the three players. Sandy Schwoebel (flute), Dominic Livigni (clarinet) and Lisa Renteria (bassoon) first met as Teaching Artists for Tucson’s nationally-acclaimed Opening Minds through the Arts (OMA) program in the early 2000s. Playing together for nine years, they developed a kindergarten curriculum that created the foundation for all other OMA levels. The Trio now maintains an active performance schedule through chamber concerts and educational programs.

Schwoebel teaches flute at Pima Community College, is a two-time winner of the National Flute Association’s Professional Flute Choir Competition, and has served on an Arts Education panel for The National Endowment for the Arts. She maintains a private flute studio, performs with several chamber music groups, freelances as soloist and section player with Broadway in Tucson, True Concord, theTucson Symphony Orchestra, and the Tucson Pops Orchestra, and has toured internationally to China and Mexico.

A 5th-generation Tucsonan, Livigni has performed with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Southern Arizona Symphony Orchestra, and the Tucson Repertory Orchestra. He performed in Mexico at the Festival de Ópera San Luis, and will tour Japan this summer. A lover of wind band music, he is a member of the Tucson Concert Band and has performed with the John Philip Sousa Foundation’s National Community Band.

Renteria has won numerous performance competitions, including the Tucson Symphony Young Artists Competition and University of Arizona Concerto Competition. During the last six years she revitalized the concert band program at Pusch Ridge Christian Academy, and developed an award-winning marching band.

Written by Nancy Green, Academy Village Volunteer

April 2: “Music of American Composers”: The Sandoli Trio