Marquette Symphony Orchestra: Trio Dulce
Trio Dolce was recently formed from principal players of the Marquette Symphony Orchestra. Members include: Claudia Drosen, flute; Janis Peterson, violin; Anne Perket, cello. The group was brought together by a shared pure love of music and the sweet sounds their combined instruments produce.
Claudia Drosen, principal flute in the Marquette Symphony, teaches flute performance in the Music Dept. at NMU. She is a native of Brooklyn, NY, who has lived in the beautiful U.P. with her family for 30 years. She has a B.F.A. in Flute in Performance from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and an M.A. in Creative Writing from NMU. She has also had the privilege of studying flute with Paula Robison and Thomas Nyfenger in New York, and Maxence Larrieu at the Academie Internationale D'Ete in Nice, France. Claudia has been part of many fine groups of various instrumentation over the years, never stops learning from those around her, and is grateful for the joy music has added to her life.
Janis Peterson, Concertmaster of the Marquette Symphony recently retired after teaching orchestra for 37 years in the Marquette Area Public Schools. During her tenure, her program grew in quantity and quality, her groups performed throughout Europe and North America and she was bestowed many honors including Teacher of the Year for Marquette, U.P., Mich. School Band & Orchestra Assn. and the Michigan American String Teachers Assn. Janis studied violin at U of M, NMU and MSU and continues to attend workshops/master classes as she continues her passion of performing and teaching strings. Janis (retired but still inspired) performs often in a variety of ensembles/genres.
Anne Perket recently moved back to her hometown of Marquette after living in the Philadelphia area for 32 years. There she studied with Orlando Cole, a Curtis Institute cello teacher, and Kathryn Picht, a cellist in the Philadelphia Orchestra. Auditions led to playing in many regional orchestras and freelancing in the Philadelphia area for 30 years. Highlights were playing with Philly Pops, Concerto Soloists and the Delaware Symphony, including a tour of Portugal, as well as a tour with Linda Rondstadt and Aaron Neville, and concerts with Kansas, Smokie Robinson and other well-known artists. Anne was a member of four regional symphony orchestras and an opera company pit orchestra for most of the 30 years. She is delighted to be back home, enjoying the musical opportunities in the U.P. immensely.