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Tamra  (Tammy) Kirk, a well-known Tulsa, Oklahoma professional musician and educator, has been the flautist of The Rose Stone Trio since its beginning, over 10 years ago.

 She received her Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Tulsa and served as a faculty member with Tulsa Public Schools.  

Tammy is the featured soloist with the James Kirk Jazz Quartet and has been the principal flautist of the OSU-Tulsa University Orchestra. 

Tammy  has served as education facilitator for the Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra Junior Guild Inschool Informances, as well as music liaison with the Tulsa Youth Symphony and the Tulsa Philharmonic, and an executive board member with the International Executive Board of the American Federation of  Musicians, and is currently serving as Secretary of the American Federation of Musicians., Local 94 

Linda Barton Paul is a native of Tulsa, Oklahoma. She attended Will Rogers High School and went on to Oklahoma University in Norman, OK to study the harp. She also studied at the University of Tulsa, the University of Kansas and Denver University.

Besides teaching harp, Linda has performed both in concert and as a symphonic harpist. She toured with the New Christy Minstrels, making two U.S. tours and one Caribbean tour. She has performed in pit ensembles for opera, ballet and Broadway.

Linda began honing her unique style by adding jazz and Latin rhythms to her repertoire in 1983. She's performed with several jazz ensembles over the years, plus she has performed jazz charts with symphonic orchestra. She began adding South American harp pieces to her repertoire, even purchasing a Paraguayan harp so she could perform the intricate fingerings of these Latin styles. Later she applied much of this new technique to the double pedal harp to produce a more rhythmic and percussive quality.

 

Lillian Marshall McConnell, a native Oklahoman, is a harpsichord and piano artist with a Bachelors degree from the University of Arkansas and a Master of Music in Performance from the University of Tulsa. She continued advanced studies in harpsichord and chamber music. She has been on the music faculties of Oklahoma City University and Tulsa Community College. Lillian McConnell has been a faculty artist for Summer Arts Session International in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Lillian McConnell has been an Oklahoma Arts Council and Mid-America Arts Alliance Touring Artist with the Rose Stone Trio as well as having orchestral performances with: The Tulsa Philharmonic Orchestra, Tulsa Ballet Orchestra, Oklahoma Sinfonia, Rogers State Community College Orchestra, Tulsa Community College Orchestra and Band, The University Center at Tulsa Orchestra, and as an accompanist for Barbara McAlister, the noted Cherokee Soprano.

She has also done studies with Weldon Marshall, Jacques Abram, Jerome Rappaport, Doris Ornstein, and Aldo Mancinelli.

     

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