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Memorial Service for Joan Volek Gersten

February 16, 2009 — The University of Wyoming Department of Music will hold a memorial service for long-time faculty member Joan Volek Gersten Sunday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center concert hall.

A widely acclaimed teacher and performer, Gersten died Jan. 10. She taught at UW from 1976-2008. Many of her students have performed as soloists and chorus members with musical groups all over the world including the Seattle Opera, the Dallas Opera, the Metropolitan Opera in New York and musical production companies on Broadway. She mentored many generations of music educators who have had successful careers in Wyoming and throughout the United States.

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Posted on Sunday, February 15, 2009

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