Dina Soresi Winter, President
Mary Levack-Quick, First Vice President
Yuki Mack, Second Vice President
Paul A. Brigolin, Recording Secretary
Eric Winter, Corresponding Secretary
Harry Pevos, Treasurer
Dalos Grobe, Financial Secretary
Bonnie L. Brooks
Norma Keil Shaw
Dina Winter, President
Dina has led a life filled with music, art, theatre, education and a love of Dante. At the age of fourteen, she discovered opera - and has never recovered from it since. After seeing her first opera, La Traviata, at the old Metropolitan Opera in New York City, she started studying with Francesca Pasella, an Italian maestra in the Bronx. Under Ms. Pasella’s tutelage, she won several singing awards, one of which took her to Italy, where she made her debut as Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana. She was the first twentieth century “Maria Stuarda” and sang leading roles in major theatres in Germany, Italy and Holland.
Yuki Mack, 2nd Vice President
Born in Rio de Janeiro, Maria began her musical studies at the age of three and graduated from the Brazilian Conservatory at the age of thirteen studying with her mother, concert pianist Nicia Roubaud. In the United States she received her Bachelor, Master, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Michigan, where she studied with renowned pianist Gyorgy Sandor. Her distinguished career has won her national honors and critical acclaim by audiences and critics alike throughout the United States and Latin America.
Her repertoire is wide ranging in both concertos and solo works She is, however, most often identified with the performance of the complete 32 piano sonatas by Beethoven. She has often played the entire cycle in a month-long series of recitals: most notably in her New York debut at Carnegie Recital Hall, in Mexico City, at the University of Michigan. At the Detroit Institute of Arts, Maria presented the entire cycle over the course of a weekend!
Married to Rod Jones, a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Maria and her husband live in Detroit. In her spare time Maria is an avid runner.
Paul A. Brigolin, Recording Secretary, Associate Member
Paul is a native Detroiter who grew up in a musical family, studying classical piano and jazz trumpet throughout his youth. At age sixteen, while attending University Liggett School, he grabbed a microphone and formed his first rock band, thus beginning a musical journey that would lead him from CBGB’s to the Whiskey A-Go-Go, and a hundred stages in between.
Paul’s passion for writing song lyrics led him to Nashville, TN. where he added record producer to his list of credits, assisting artists ranging from country and rock, to techno and polka. He has recorded nine albums of original music and written two musicals.
Over the last decade, Paul has shed the long hair and tambourine in favor of Shakespeare and teaching the writing process. He has achieved the rank of Master Teacher with Cornerstone Charter Schools and continues to inspire students with theater trips to Stratford, Ontario. “Mr. B.” holds dual B.A.’s in English and Psychology (MSU), as well as a Master of Arts in Teaching (WSU).
, Associate Member
Eric Winter, Corresponding Secretary
Eric is a native of Ireland. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland with an honors degree in economics and political science. He left Ireland in 1961, emigrating to the United States where he studied mathematical statistics and business, graduating with an MBA from Wayne State University.
He began his business career as a statistician at General Motors. After three years with GM he moved to the old National Bank of Detroit where he worked as an economist, his responsibility during most of his time there being the development of forecasts of the U.S. economy for the Bank’s trust department. He retired from the Bank in 1999.
As a retiree, he enjoys following economic developments both at home and abroad and maintains a keen interest in investments. He serves as treasurer on the boards of three not-for-profit organizations, for three of which he is treasurer, including Tuesday Musicale. He also teaches English as a Second Language for a few hours per week at Berlitz.
Eric has always been interested in music and studied violin, piano and organ. It was through his interest in music that he met his wife, the former opera singer Dina Soresi, at a time when he was a church organist, and she was looking for an accompanist to help her keep in practice with her singing.
Eric and Dina live in Grosse Pointe Shores.
Harry Pevos, Treasurer, Associate Member
Dalos Grobe, Financial Secretary
Dalos was born in Wisconsin, and came to Detroit by way of the Twin Cities, where he earned a B.S. in Music Education from the U. of Minn; he also has a M.M. in Organ from the U. of Mich.
Mr. Grobe is a well-known figure in choral music in southeast Michigan; at the time of his retirement from the Detroit Public Schools, he was Director of Choral Music at Cass Technical High School. He is presently Director of Music at Westminster Church of Detroit, where he has been organist for the past fifty-some years.
For several decades he has served as accompanist for the Kenneth Jewell Chorale, the Detroit Symphony Chorale, the Dehaven Chorale and the Oakland Choral Society and for singers in recital. Mr. Grobe is a member of the American Choral Directors Association, the American Guild of Organists, and is a Tuesday Musicale performing member as well as Financial Secretary of Tuesday Musicale. His hobbies include travel, gardening and bicycling.
Bonnie L. Brooks, Board Member
Bonnie L. Brooks is a classically trained, professional soloist. Her career focus has been as a soloist with opera companies, symphonies, churches, temples and in recitals. Recently Bonnie has enjoyed singing the role of Anna in The King and I, the solos in Elijah, and solos with The Birmingham Concert Band. She continues to sing at many area churches, esp. Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, St. James Episcopal and Christ Church Cranbrook. Bonnie also sings with The Detroit Concert Choir and Opera Lite. Bonnie’s career has her traveling from Ohio to Michigan frequently, but she has also sung in New York, Washington, D.C., Florida, California, Texas, Australia, Mexico, Spain, Austria, Ireland and Canada.
Richard Burkholder, Board Member
Madeleine Phillips, Board Member
Madeleine is a native Detroiter (forever “Eastsider”) and lifelong music lover. Her mother played Chopin (and other composers) on the piano and listened to classical music on the radio. Her love of music was instilled at the tender age of three, by listening to music around the house and by taking ballet lessons; both strong influences in her life. Madeleine pursued piano lessons for a short time but no longer plays the instrument.
Madeleine attended Western Michigan University and has been employed in an administrative capacity since her graduation. In 1966, she married her husband, Allen, and together they raised a son and two daughters.
Madeleine’s hobbies include her pursuit of the love of music, exploration of several forms of exercise (including her enduring love of ballet), and entertaining and cooking for her family and a large circle of friends. Madeleine is our Corresponding Secretary, and she celebrates her birthday on August 15.
Christopher Sacco, Board Member
New York City native, Christopher Sacco, is an active performer and teacher based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Sacco has been the winner of several competitions including the Florida MTNA Young Artists Solo and Chamber Competitions, SUNY Fredonia Concerto Competition, and Bronx Arts Ensemble Young Artists Competition. He has served as a graduate teaching assistant at Florida State University where he taught private lessons, coached chamber ensembles, and gave saxophone instruction to future band directors. In addition, he has taught saxophone fundamentals classes to high school and middle school students in New York, South Carolina, Florida, and Michigan.
Norma Keil Shaw, Board Member
Norma was born in Detroit. She was raised in Indian Village and Oak Park, Mi. Graduating from Cass Technical High School in Vocational Music, she was recruited to WSU Music by Harold Arnoldi on scholarship. Norma was Co-creator of the WSU Music Therapy Program and graduated as a Music Therapy Major. Having earned a Masters in Social work from the University of Michigan, Norma had a long career in Medical Social work. Norma studied clarinet under Herbert Couf, Paul Schaller and Laurence Liberson.
Norma is the daughter of Zelda Keil Miller, a piano prodigy/past board member and performer for Tuesday Musicale, and Albert Keil a music lover. She is the step-daughter of Sidney Miller, self-educated heating/cooling engineer who spent his career with Albert Kahn, Architect of Detroit. She is the proud mother of Maral Banan, a clarinetist/MSU medical student, and Ian, a trumpeter/grad of MSU and teacher/sports coach in the Teach for America program.
The wife of Richard Shaw, a prominent appellate attorney, Norma is now the President of The Tuesday Musicale of Detroit. Norma celebrates her birthday on August 6.
Zhihua Tang, Board Member
Zhihua Tang is an assistant professor in collaborative piano at the Michigan State University College of Music.
She has enjoyed an active performing career around the world and has been praised for her extraordinary versatility and profound artistry on the piano. Over the years, she has collaborated with some of today’s leading musicians: violinists Joshua Bell, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Yuval Yaron, Robert Chen, Yoonshin Song, Emmanuelle Boisvert, and Yuan-Qing Yu, cellists Robert deMaine and Haiye Ni, violist Mahoko Eguchi, flutists Maxim Rubtsov and Jeff Zook, bassist Alexander Hanna, and oboist Dwight Parry. Her chamber music partners have included numerous principal players from many major orchestras, such as New York Philharmonic, Russian National Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and symphony orchestras of Chicago, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, National, Detroit, and Dallas, among others. Since 2011, she has performed frequently with Detroit Symphony Orchestra in many of its concert series. In May 2013, she appeared in Carnegie Hall with the DSO under Leonard Slatkin as part of Carnegie Hall’s annual Spring for Music Festival.
Tang was the top prize winner of the Beethoven Sonata Competition in Memphis, Tennessee, the Central Division of the MTNA Collegiate Artist Competition, and the Chopin Competition in Chicago. She has also received an honorable mention at the XII International Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Poland. As a concerto soloist, she has performed with many orchestras on different continents, including Detroit Civic Orchestra, Chicago Sinfonietta, Indiana University Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Ballet Orchestra, and Shanghai Conservatory of Music Symphony Orchestra. In 2013, her performance of the Beethoven “Emperor” concerto with Detroit Civic Orchestra at Detroit Orchestra Hall was broadcast live on the Detroit WRCJ radio station. As a recitalist, she has performed extensively across Europe, the U.S., and Asia in major music venues such as Bösendorfer Hall in Vienna, Rackham Hall in Ann Arbor, Detroit Orchestra Hall, Beijing Zhongshan Music Hall, and the Shanghai Centre Theatre.
She has held teaching positions at Alma College, Central Michigan University, Eastern Michigan University, University of North Dakota, and Summer Music Camp at Bowling Green State University. As an avid advocate for music in the community, she has worked as a chamber music coach in the Detroit Civic Youth Ensemble, one of the premier youth music organizations in the country. She has been frequently invited to give performances and master classes throughout the United States and China.
A native of Shanghai, China, Tang began her piano studies at the age of five with her father. She attended the Shanghai Conservatory, where she was a recipient of the Fei Minyi Fellowship and the Shen Xingong Scholarship. She received her Master of Music degree from Indiana University as a scholarship student of Menahem Pressler. She later completed her DMA degree from the Michigan State University College of Music under the tutelage of Deborah Moriarty. She has also worked with some of the most important pedagogues including Paul-Badura Skoda, Russell Sherman, Joseph Kalichstein, John Perry, Anton Kuerti, Martin Katz, Janos Starker, Elly Ameling, and Pamela Frank. Additionally, she has participated in the Aspen Music Festival, the Banff Music Festival, the Orford Music Center, and the Gilmore Piano Festival.
Patricia Terry-Ross, Board Member
Patricia Terry-Ross began studying the harp with Velma Froude at Cass Technical High School in Detroit. She attended the University of Michigan where she received both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees. While there, she studied harp with Ruth Dean Clark and voice with Rosemary Russell. Mrs. Terry-Ross did additional graduate work with renowned harpist Lucile Lawrence at Tanglewood Institute in Massachusetts.
Currently, Patricia is Adjunct Associate Professor of harp and choral conducting at Wayne State University and principal harpist for the Michigan Opera Theatre. Additionally, she performs on numerous occasions with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. While Motown Records was based in Detroit, she played the harp on the recordings of many artists, including Marvin Gaye and The Temptations.
For thirty-one years she taught harp, voice, piano, harmony and directed the renowned Harp & Vocal Ensemble at Cass Technical High School. Since the summer of 2006, she has also been the harp clinician at the University of California-Berkeley's award-winning Young Musicians Program.
In 2004, Patricia was honored as a recipient of the prestigious Maynard Klein Award, the highest honor given by the American Choral Directors Association - MI, in recognition of her outstanding career as a choral conductor. In October 1999, she was one of 40 music teachers across the United States (and the only one from Michigan) selected to receive the "Music of the Heart" Award for her unwavering commitment to music education. Additionally, she was Detroit Public Schools TEACHER OF THE YEAR and a finalist for MICHIGAN TEACHER OF THE YEAR in 1993.
Among the outstanding artists with whom Mrs. Terry-Ross has performed are Luciano Pavarotti, Dame Joan Sutherland, Leona Mitchell, Sammy Davis, Jr., Cleo Laine and Johnny Mathis. In July 1999, she performed in concert with "The Three Tenors" (Carreras, Domingo and Pavarotti), conducted by James Levine.
Mrs. Terry-Ross has had the honor of being chosen to play the harp at a private reception for President William Jefferson Clinton and his Cabinet members, and she remains in demand as a soloist, chamber and studio musician throughout the metropolitan Detroit area.