Meet the Artists
José Durán was accepted at age 12 into the music program at Universidad de Sonora. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Colorado State University. He has been twice awarded the coveted Apoyo a la formacion artistica (FECAS) by the Instituto Sonorense de Cultura, and the Premio Municipal de la Juventud by the city of Hermosillo for his series of lecture recitals in public and private schools. He currently maintains an active teaching studio, Duran Piano Studio and serves as the choir pianist at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Durango.
Mika Inouye is the artistic director 3rd Ave. Arts Chamber Music Festival, co-director of Piano Academy at Fort Lewis College, and faculty on Young Musicians Camp. Active as solo and collaborative pianist, she is also an Orff Schulwerk teacher trainer and clinician, Four Corners Orff Chapter president, and an MTNA certified piano teacher with an independent piano studio in Durango. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees in piano performance from Brigham Young University and the University of Montana.
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