Post date: May 7, 2013 8:15:16 PM

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, suzdeger@gmail.com)