Kristine Lamb

Kristine Lamb

Title: Adjunct Music Faculty
Phone: 973-290--

Education:

  • Susquehanna University, B.Mus., magna cum laude;
  • additional studies in the US, Canada and England


SUMMARY:

Active for over 30 years as a music educator, performer and artistic director, my musical interests are diverse and range from Medieval and Renaissance through world and classic music of our times.  As
an educator, I have developed and conducted workshops, taught private and group lessons and arranged and recorded educational materials.  As a performer, I have used music to entertain, to educate and to help raise money for worthy causes.  I have appeared on music recordings, radio and television programs and have performed in numerous venues in this country and abroad.


INSTRUMENTS:

Primary (professional):

  • Modern Flute (Piccolo, C Flute, Alto Flute, Bass Flute)
  • Early Flutes: Medieval and Renaissance Flutes (Alto, Tenor, Bass), Baroque Flute, 19th century Flutes
  • Renaissance and Baroque Recorders(Garklein, Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass, Great Bass),
  • Other early winds (e.g., gemshorn, crumhorn)
  • Irish Flute and Irish Whistle

Secondary (non-professional):

  • Piano
  • Medieval/Renaissance/Folk Harp
  • WX5 Wind Synthesizer


Recent musical accomplishments/concerts/awards:
PERFORMANCE GROUPS:

  • Early Music Players (www.EarlyMusicPlayers.org), 1980 – present
    Performer/Collaborator (since 1980), Artistic Director and President (since 2002)
    This ensemble has performed Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque music since 1972, garnering critical acclaim throughout the New York metropolitan area.  Sample performance venues include elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, colleges, festivals, libraries, museums, churches, temples, senior citizen homes, the Kaufmann Hall at the 92nd Street Y, St. Bartholomew's Great Music Series and many more. The Early Music Players have also been featured on WNET/Channel 13, on New Jersey Network's "State of the Arts", National Public Radio and other local radio and television broadcasts.  We have produced three compact discs and have recorded for the Macmillan/McGraw Hill educational series.  We have also partnered with other area groups, such as the Harmonium Choral Society, Summit Chorale, Morris Choral Society and various church choirs. 
  • Dolce Trio (www.boxwoodmusic.com/dolce.html), 1994 – present
    Performer (Flute, Piccolo, Recorder, Irish Whistle) and Collaborator
    Established in 1994, the Dolce Trio specializes in elegant music for special occasions, including weddings, private parties, concerts, corporate functions and fund raisers.  Our repertoire ranges from colonial American music to 20th century rags and includes innovative arrangements of familiar classics, romantic serenades, light opera, traditional Jewish music, Irish tunes and Christmas selections.  Instruments include: flute, recorder, Irish whistle, violin and cello.  We are sometimes joined by a harp, harpsichord or piano.
  • Idyllwood (www.idyllwood.org), 2009 – present
    Performer (Flute, Piccolo, Recorder, Irish Whistle) and Collaborator
    This duo specializes in the flute and guitar repertoire from the 17th through 20th century and performs to share the joy of this repertoire.  We also share our talent to help not-for-profit organizations, such as our local Historical Society of Randolph NJ.  Instruments include: flute, recorder, Irish whistle and guitar.
  • Rosetta (“From Folk to Baroque”) (www.boxwoodmusic.com/rosetta.html), 1980 – present
    Performer, Arranger, Program Planner
    Founded in 1980 as a faculty consort at the College of Saint Elizabeth, this group specializes in the traditional music of Ireland, Scotland and Spain, presenting a mixture of lively dance tunes, slow airs, light-hearted ditties, serious ballads, romantic love songs and much more.  Includes vocals, guitar, keyboard, cello, flute, Irish whistle, recorder, bodhran (Irish drum), harp.  Sample performance venues include the Folk Project Minstrel Coffee House, First Night celebrations, Raritan River Festival (opened for Pete Seeger), local television, radio, libraries, colleges, fund raisers and Irish events.
  • Eclectic Consort (www.boxwoodmusic.com/econsort.html), 1983 – present
    Established in 1983, this group collectively owns well over a hundred musical instruments, of which two or three dozen may appear during any given performance.  Among the instruments are recorders of all sizes, crumhorns, gemshorns, guitars, dulcimer, accordion, flutes, Irish whistle, Wind Synthesizer and early and folk percussion. The group’s music ranges from classical to folk, from ancient to modern and from the sublime to the ridiculous. We play music that is out of the ordinary, such as works by obscure composers or familiar works in unusual settings. The group has performed at Colonial events, Medieval festivals, house parties, weddings, folk festivals, recorder society meetings, museums, universities and fund raisers.  We have also appeared on local TV.
  • Blisters (Contra Dance Band), 2006 - 2010
    Original arrangements of traditional Irish, French Canadian, and Southern dance music for New England Contra dances, concerts and parties.  The music is infused with improvised jazz elements and also draws upon traditional music from other cultures, such as Brazil and the Republic of Georgia.  Prior to Blisters, I performed with contra dance bands Presumed Innocent and Four Potato Stew.


Freelance (sample)

  • Baroque Orchestra of North Jersey (guest artist)
  • Brundage Park Theater – e.g., Fiddler on the Roof, Jesus Christ Superstar, Oliver
  • Chester Theater – e.g., The Baker’s Wife, The Dead (James Joyce), A Man of No Importance, NINE
  • Gill St. Bernard’s School - Secret Garden
  • Harmonium Choral Society – includes a number of world premiers, such as Mather Harris’ A Child’s Christmas in Wales, Elliott Levine’s Cantata of the Animals (libretto by Jabez Van Cleef) and Mark Miller’s Song of the Open Road (based on text by Walt Whitman); NJ Premium of Into the Blue by Andrea Clearfield
  • Ridge Light Opera – e.g., Pirates of Penzance (Gilbert & Sullivan), L’Enfant et Les Sortileges (Ravel), Hansel & Gretel (Humperdink), Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti)
  • Summit Strings
  • Numerous Churches (services, concerts)
  • Guest Conductor for Recorder Groups
  • English Country Dances (as coach/director of instrumentalists and performer)
  • Folk Festivals (various workshops and guest performer)
  • Harp and Flute Duo with harpist Aideen O’Donnel (CSE graduate)


SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY:

  • Making Music Praying Twice – arranged, performed and recorded for spiritually-based pre-school music program (www.makingmusicprayingtwice.com)
  • Macmillan/McGraw Hill Educational Series
  • Castle Kelly and Flowers of Edinburgh CDs with Bob McNally  and Laurie Riley (www.strumstick.com/html_pages/Recordings.htm)
  • Sacred Baroque Alto Arias CD (benefits The Carter Center) – accompanied singer Patricia Ruggles on recorder
  • Modern Folk Musician CD with Michael Agranoff
  • Fishin with Ish (Children’s CD) and Ken Sings Les (poems of Les Barker set to music by singer / storyteller Ken Galipeau) – arranged and recorded flute parts (www.storynsong.com)
  • Flights of Fancy, A Wreath of Carols, Birds, Bards and Bawds CDs with Early Music Players
  • Makes My Heart Feel Happy with Ralph Litwin
  • A Single Hope with Liza DiSavino
  • Numerous recordings accompanying choral groups


SAMPLE PERFORMANCES - PAST 3 YEARS:

Creative Work / Music Presentations - The Early Music Players:

  • Carols and Capers: A Music Celebration from the Olde and New Worlds
  • A Birthday for the Bard: Music of Shakespeare's England
  • Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier: Early American Music
  • The Wandering Minstrel: Music and Tales from the Middle Ages and Renaissance
  • Columbus: Age of Discovery

Sample Performances/Service for other organizations:

  • Amahl and the Night Visitors with Ridge Light Opera
  • Performed solo flute for the NJ Premier of Andrea Clearfield's, Into the Blue as part of the Harmonium Choral Society's Consider the Heavens concert
  • Performed flute for an encore performance of The Cantata of the Animals by Elliott Levine with the Harmonium Choral Society (also performed for the 1996 world premier)
  • Arranged and performed flute parts for the music used in "Making Music Praying Twice", a music and movement program for the Catholic child http://www.makingmusicprayingtwice.com/
  • Served as a judge for the Teen Arts Festival (hosted at the Governor Livingston HS)
  • Neighborhood House Benefit with Harmonium Choral Society
  • Conducted workshop for Folk Project Festival