10 May 2013

Festival of Nation 2013 http://festivalofnations.com/

Katrina Mundinger & Dee Langley represent Bulgaria, photo by Nick Doten

Festival of Nations 2013, Katrina and I represented Bulgaria during the school mornings at River Centre in St. Paul, MN. These young ladies only sat for a while and then made up their own dances to Balkan music. There were more than 12,000 young people in attendance the Friday morning this was taken.

26 April 2013

Accordion: Twin Cities World Ensemble

Dee Langley (photo by Stefan Iwaskewycz)
After a little vacation from blogging I am so ready to run (not walk) into some wonderful new endeavors with the accordion, Balkan and Rroma music and teaching and let you know all about it!

I am excited to announce a new class offered this summer by the Minneapolis Park Board beginning June 3, 2013:

Accordion: Twin Cities World Ensemble

Experience the excitement and fulfillment of music through this community ensemble while exploring the rich, mysterious and sometimes romantic melodies from the Balkans, Eastern Europe, and the Rroma (Gypsy) people. The Twin Cities World Ensemble offers a look at our friends on the other side of the world with help from the most time honored folk instrument, the accordion. TCWE is open to all ages and levels. Ensemble members should have an accordion in good working condition, a folding music stand, and a desire to discover world adventures through music.
Instructor Bio: Dee Langley is an award winning musician and composer specializing in both solo and ensemble works for the accordion. Ms. Langley teaches at Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) and is the winner of the 2012 Minnesota Emerging Composer Award (World Music) from the American Composer Forum and the 2011-2012 McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians administered by MacPhail Center for Music.