Flutist Timothy Hagan and pianist Ben Corbin present a program of live music with works of Francis Poulenc, Valerie Coleman, Georg Philipp Telemann, Alexander Rosenblatt, and by today’s performer Timothy Hagen.
Praised for his “technical virtuosity and musical sensitivity” (NewMusicBox) and “real flair” (The Well-Tempered Ear), Timothy Hagen is a laureate of multiple national and international competitions, including the Myrna Brown Artist Competition and Australian International Flute Competition. He is currently Principal Flute of the Dubuque Symphony, was Principal Flute of the Missouri Symphony from 2009-2016, and has performed with orchestras across the country, including the Minnesota Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, and Dallas Wind Symphony. His compositions have won numerous awards from the National Flute Association and are commissioned and performed by musicians throughout North America, while his scholarly work has appeared in the journals of the National Flute Association (USA) and British Flute Society.
Dr. Hagen studied at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, University of Southern California, Colburn School, and The University of Texas at Austin, and his teachers include Marianne Gedigian, Jim Walker, Philip Dunigan, Renée Siebert, Tadeu Coelho, Chelsea Czuchra, Felicia McNaught, and Tina Ballard. He is currently on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Mead Witter School of Music, where he teaches flute and performs with the Wingra Wind Quintet.
Dr. Ben Corbin maintains an active schedule as a pianist, chamber musician, teacher, and lecturer. Competition prizes include top prize in the Phi Beta Music Competition, 1st place in the OMTA Piano Competition, and 2nd Place in the Coeur d’Alene Symphony Young Artists’ Competition. He has been featured on classical radio KMFA in Austin, TX (2014) and has been described as an “incisive” pianist by the Colorado Springs Gazette (2013). Ben has also been a featured soloist with the Hampton Roads Philharmonic, the Chesapeake Bay Wind Ensemble, the Virginia Symphony Chamber Orchestra, the University of Oregon Symphony Orchestra, and the Christopher Newport University Wind Ensemble.
Ben received the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from the University of Oregon and received a second Master of Music degree as well as the Doctorate in Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano from The University of Texas at Austin. His primary teachers include Dean Kramer, David Riley, and Anne Epperson. Over the summer, he has served as Staff Pianist at the Meadowmount School of Music in New York, as Faculty Artist for the Torggler Summer Vocal Institute, and as Collaborative Pianist for the International Clarinet Festival of Panamá. Dr. Corbin is currently Assistant Professor of Piano and Collaborative Arts at Christopher Newport University, where he also serves as the Director of Keyboard Studies.
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