Past Event


December 5, 2018
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Wednesday, December 5, 2018
1-2pm | Garden Room 2 | Faculty House | 64 Morningside Dr.

Come join us in the Garden Room at Faculty House, where Students and Music Associates from Columbia University's Music Performance Program will be showcased in an afternoon recital series.


Aaron Copland - Duo for Flute and Piano

with Junghyun Kim, piano

Andre Jolivet - Chant de Linos

with Junghyun Kim, piano

Sergei Prokofiev - Peter and the Wolf for woodwind Quintet (arr. Joan Linckelmann)

Aimee Toner, flute; Joel Roches, oboe; Nate Barshay, clarinet;

Alexandra Kapilian, bassoon; Cianci Melo-Carrillo, horn


Aimee Toner is a junior at Barnard College pursuing a double major in Ethnomusicology and Economics. She is also in the Manhattan School of Music Lesson Exchange and takes lessons with Professor Linda Chesis.

Toner has performed in numerous esteemed ensembles and venues along the East Coast. She has lead in orchestral settings by playing principal, piccolo, and assistant parts for the New York Youth Symphony, the Columbia University Orchestra, the American Youth Orchestra, and the Columbia Pops Orchestra. Aimee has been the principal flutist for the New York Youth Symphony for their 2017/18 and 2018/19 seasons and has performed in Carnegie Hall three times with the ensemble. After winning the 2017 Columbia University Orchestra Concerto Competition, Toner made her solo debut performing “Poem for Flute and Orchestra” by Charles T. Griffes with the Columbia University Orchestra at Symphony Space on April 24th, 2018. Aimee Toner has performed chamber and ensemble works in Weill Recital Hall and Stern Auditorium in Carnegie Hall, Rose Studio and Alice Tully at Lincoln Center, The Italian Academy of Columbia University, and Symphony Space.

Aimee has performed in opera settings as principal flutist for Vocal Production NYC’s production of The Barber of Seville and as piccolo/second flute in the New Amsterdam Opera’s production of La Favorita. In musical theater she performed in the pit for Columbia University’s Annual Varsity Show in 2017 and was the Music Director for the Columbia Musical Theater Society’s production of “The Addams Family” in the Fall of 2018. Aimee has worked with New Music extensively, premiering works through the New York Youth Symphony’s New Music and Composition programs and Columbia University’s New Music Program. Aimee has also expanded her musical horizons to the jazz program at Columbia University, which she has performed in for two years.

Toner has performed in masterclass settings for teachers such as Emmanuel Pahud, Robert Dick, Gary Schocker, Linda Toote, John Thorne, Christina Jennings, Donna Shin, and Bonnita Boyd. She has received lessons from Jeffrey Khaner, Amy Porter, Jonathan Keeble, Aaron Goldman, Marianne Gedigian, Susan Nidel, and Susan Rotholz.

Aimee has also pursued her passion for educational outreach through working at the New York Youth Symphony and the Harmony Program as an intern. She teaches private students in both Virginia and New York City, and is a mentor providing free lessons in Columbia University’s Musical Mentor’s Collaborative. Aimee Toner leads on her campus as Vice President of Outreach of the Columbia Pops Orchestra Board and as a member of the Columbia University Student Library Advisory Committee. As an Ethnomusicology Major and French speaker, Toner has been working on the French-Quebeqouise portion of Columbia University’s Boulton Collection in hopes of making the archive more accessible.

Aimee Toner is originally from Reston, Virginia, where she studied with Wendy Lane and Jennifer Lapple and performed with the Pride of Herndon Marching Band and Wind Ensemble programs for four years.


Pianist Jung Hyun Kim is an active collaborator, having performed with outstanding musicians throughout the United States and South Korea. She started learning piano at the age of 5 and graduated from Seoul Arts High School. She completed her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance at Ewha Woman’s University. She won the grand prize at the Deawoo Ibach Piano Competition and the first prize at the Music Journal Competition.

Ms. Kim came to the United States for her Master of Music degree and Artist Diploma in Collaborative Piano at Cleveland Institute of Music, where she also worked as a staff accompanist in the studios of Paul Kantor, Stephen Geber, and Joel Smirnoff.  She avidly performed chamber music in Young Artist Concert in Cleveland Public Library, Brownbag Emerging Artist Series Concert, Arts Renaissance Tremont Concert, and Concerts on the Slope in Brooklyn. She has collaborated in major international competitions, including the Queen Elizabeth Competition and the Michael Hill Violin Competition.

Ms.Kim is as a staff pianist at MSM and Kaufman Music Center. She is also a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano at the Manhattan School of Music, studying with John Forconi


Alexandra Kapilian is a junior at Columbia College from Long Beach, New York, pursuing a double major in music and psychology and studies bassoon with Marc Goldberg. Alexandra, a member of the Music Performance Program, is principal bassoonist of the Columbia University Orchestra and has played with several chamber ensembles. She was recently accepted into the Lincoln Center Student Advisory Council. Alexandra is the co-founder and executive director of the Claremont Chamber Orchestra, an ensemble that provides free classical music to the Morningside Heights community during the summer. Alexandra also combines her interests in music and science through research. She is currently studying vocal communication in the Kelley Biological Laboratory, research she began as a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow. Previously, she was a research assistant in the Woolley Psychological Laboratory, analyzing biological and cultural origins of music perception. Alexandra earned a Presidential Global Fellowship, which she used to study French language and culture at Reid Hall in Paris, France.


Cianci Melo-Carrillo is a senior physics major from Denver, Colorado in Columbia College. He has been part of Columbia’s Music Performance Program all four years of his undergraduate, participating in orchestra and chamber groups. His goals are to continue studying horn, while receiving his PhD in Physics, and playing in chamber groups along the way.


Nate Barshay is a student at Columbia University and studies clarinet with Pascal Archer.  He has performed with the Connecticut Youth Symphony and the CMEA All-State Orchestra.  At Columbia, he plays in several chamber ensembles, as well as the Columbia University Orchestra, and the New Opera Workshop.


Joel Roches is a Honduran born, Latin-American oboist native to Chicopee, Massachusetts. His musical studies began at the age of 5 with a strong foundation in Cello and Violin studies. At the age of 16 Mr. Roches left his string studies completely and focused mainly on his Oboe studies. Joel Roches is currently attending the Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of James Austin Smith.



All events are sponsored by Columbia University's Music Performance Program and are free and open to the public.

 Mid-Day Music @ Columbia offers live music to a general audience, following the tradition established by Aaron Warner and Isidor Isaac Rabi, great lovers of music whose memories live on at Faculty House.