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MSU violinist performs in senior recital Nov. 17

November 5, 2012

Kira Lee, a violinist from Libby who will graduate from MSU in May, will play in her senior recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17. Photo by Matthew Makeever.    High-Res Available

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Kira Lee, a violinist and a Montana State University music student from Libby, will perform her senior recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at MSU's Reynolds Recital Hall. The recital is free and open to the public.

Lee will graduate from MSU in May with bachelor's degrees in both music education and music.

Lee has played the violin since age seven. During middle school and high school, she studied with Sam Taylor and participated in the Summer Youth Orchestra Workshop at MSU for three years. Her principal teacher at MSU is Angella Ahn of the Ahn Trio. Lee has also studied with Johan Jonsson and Carrie Krause and performed in master classes for Andres Cardenes, Yegveny Kutik and Vilmos Olah. In addition to violin, she studies viola with Anna Jesaitis, plays with the 11th Ave. String Quartet, and is a member of the MSU Chorale. Lee has also performed with the Bozeman Symphony and Intermountain Opera.

Lee has held several leadership roles in the MSU Symphony and toured with the group to Southeast Asia in 2009. Lee is a certified Suzuki violin teacher and a student in the University Honors Program. After graduation, Lee plans to teach in the public schools as well as teach privately. Eventually, she plans to attend graduate school and teach music education at the collegiate level.

Reynolds Recital Hall is located in Howard Hall, across the street from the MSU Duck Pond.

Whitney Salo (406) 994-4641,