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APS Concert Season

 2017 Audition Judges  

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Erik Harris, Prinicipal Double Bass
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra


Born in New York City and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Erik Harris began his musical studies on guitar at age five and switched to double bass at age 13. Harris attended the Juilliard School on a full scholarship, where he studied with noted double bass pedagogue Homer Mensch.
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Daniel Schene,  Piano

Pianist Daniel Schene has long been known as a consummate artist and a superlative teacher. Having performed throughout the United States, Canada, South America, and Asia, concert-goers have come to admire his comprehensive musicianship and formidabletechnique..
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Alice Nelson, Opera/Vocal Coach

Alice Nelson began accompanying singers while still in high school, and continued as an undergraduate at Mississippi University for Women. She was staff accompanist at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock from 1973-1983, during which time she completed a master’s degree at the University of Memphis.
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