The Classical Artists Development Foundation (CADF), a non-profit organization that nurtures and promotes the careers of gifted young Texas musicians, today announced the appointment of Anyck Turgeon as Board Member and Executive Vice President for Artistic Promotion.

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Classical Artists Development Foundation (CADF) Announces New Board Member, Upcoming Concerts, BOCYAP Sponsorship

Anyck Turgeon Named CADF Board Member and Executive Vice President for Artist Promotion (March 20, 2012)

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 03/20/12 -- The Classical Artists Development Foundation (CADF), a non-profit organization that nurtures and promotes the careers of gifted young Texas musicians, today announced the appointment of Anyck Turgeon as Board Member and Executive Vice President for Artistic Promotion.

With more than 24 years of technology innovation experience, Turgeon is a highly-recognized executive with a consistent track record of business, marketing and IT accomplishments including awards such as IT Executive of the Year (International Business Awards), Industry's Most Valuable Performer and Shaping Information Security People Awards (Network Products Guide), Woman of the Year in Information Security (Who's Who), and Distinguished Honoree as Executive of the Year in Energy (International Business Awards).

Turgeon's passion for music started at age four when she first studied piano. She engaged in a special training program with Laval University toward a degree, performed in several national concerts, taught for several organizations, and managed a music program with 16 students. Although Turgeon's personal business interests led her toward international relations, business management, corporate promotions and technology innovation and security, she remains devoted to her first love: music. In her new position at CADF, she is responsible for the promotion of CADF, its Artists in Residence and Emerging Classics events.

UPCOMING CONCERTS


March 22 at 8 p.m.
Artisan String Quartet
Carnegie Hall - 881 Seventh Avenue at 57th Street, New York, NY
Richard Kilmer and Paula E. Bird, Violins
Bruce Williams, Viola
Douglas Harvey, Cello
www.carnegiehall.org/m/event.aspx?id=4294979459

March 25 at 4 p.m.
Former CADF Artist in Residence Jessica Mathaes, Violin
Ian Davidson, Oboe
Balcones Community Orchestra
St. Martin's Lutheran Church - 606 W. 15th Street, Austin, Texas
www.bcorchestra.net

April 7 at 4 p.m.
Flute students from the teaching studio of University of Texas Professor Marianne Gedigian
First Unitarian Universalist Church - 4700 Grover Avenue Austin, TX
www.classicalartistsdevelopmentfoundation.org/events

April 29 at 4 p.m.
CADF Artist in Residence Ksenia Zhuleva, Viola
Balcones Community Orchestra
Episcopal Church of the Resurrection - 2200 Justin Lane, Austin, TX
www.bcorchestra.net

A free reception will follow the March 25 and April 7, 2012 concerts where hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served and attendees will have an opportunity to meet and talk with performers.

About BOCYAP
CADF is also proud to support the 2012 Butler School of Music Young Artist Program (BOCYAP). As a vocal program for young singers in the 16 to 19 year-old range, BOCYAP gathers a select group of students offering a mix of talents and abilities and provides them the opportunity to attend weekly summer classes in voice, diction, acting, dance, and many other skills pertaining to the operatic stage, thus giving them a glimpse of the hard work required for a career in music. After a month of intensive training with talented vocal UT faculty, the students perform a final concert, participate in a competition and then return to their schools with added skills and a new confidence that comes from their BOCYAP experience.

Upcoming BOCYAP Deadlines
Talented young singers who want to experience opera the University of Texas way should visit www.bocyap.org, send video auditions by today, or DVD auditions by April 7. Live auditions will be completed on March 24 and April 6. All interested parties must register by April 7. The cost of tuition is $650 and merit scholarships are available. The final concerts will take place on June 28 (Group A) and June 29 (Group B) at 7 pm. For more information, visit www.music.utexas.edu/studio/butleroperacenter/youngArtists.

About CADF
Founded in 2007, the Classical Artists Development Foundation (CADF) is a non-profit organization that nurtures the careers of gifted young Texas musicians by providing financial and professional support to launch their professional careers. It also sponsors live classical music performances in Texas public schools, the greater Austin community, and national performance venues. For more information, visit www.classicalartistsdevelopmentfoundation.org.

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Contact:
Karen Hoffman
Classical Artists Development Foundation (CADF)
Email Contact
512-547-1509


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