Owosso Musicale members will hold their Spring Luncheon on Monday May 13 at the First United
Methodist Church, 1501 N. Water St. Members and guests will gather at 11:30 in the Fellowship Hall.
Highlighting the afternoon program will be Derek Kealii Polishchuk, Associate Professor of Piano and
Director of Piano Pedagogy at Michigan State College of Music.
Praised as a “consummate keyboard artist”, Polischuk has received critical acclaim for his performances
in California, throughout the Midwest and South, and in Hawaii at the Prince Albert Chamber Music
Festival. A prizewinner in the Carmel International Piano Competition, the California international Young
Artists Competition and the Edith Knox Performance Competition, Polishchuk has appeared as concerto
soloist with the La Jolla Symphony, the Peninsula Symphony, the San Diego Symphony, and the Michigan
State University Orchestra. Born in San Diego, Polischuk attended the University of Southern California
Thornton School of Music where he received the Doctor of Musical Arts degree with distinction under
the tutelage of renowned piano pedagogue and concert artist Daniel Pollack.
Polischuk will perform Mozart’s Sonata in B-flat Major, K333, Schubert’s Impromptu in A-flat Major, D.
935 and Debussy’s The Sunken Cathedral for his audience.
Following the piano recital a final business meeting for the Owosso Musicale’s 76th Season will be held.
On the agenda will be the Installation of the new board officers for the coming year by past president
Elizabeth Van Epps. The up-coming Michigan Federation of Music Clubs 95th Convention to be held
May 17-18 at the Auburn Hills Marriott Hotel, Centerpoint, in Pontiac. Owosso Musicale president Sue
Degerstrom will attend as the clubs delegate and give her reports on the both her clubs activities for the
past year and as the MFMC’s Music Outreach chairman. A National Federation of Music Clubs proscribed
activity, Music Outreach involves the participation of volunteers taking music to those who are confined
or partially confined. The clubs efforts are recorded and acknowledged by the NFMC.
Guests are welcomed to attend the luncheon and should contact either Cheryl Gapinski, treasurer at
666-7233 or Katie Florian at 723-3728. The cost is $12 and reservations are required.
(Sue Degerstrom, 725-5001, email@example.com)